Monthly Archives: September 2011

Friday’s class

Question Focus:

The Civil Rights Movement was a successful movement without social media.

 

The class’ chosen questions to focus on:

What is a successful movement?

How did they communicate without social media?

Would the CRM have been successful at all if not for social media?

 

Malcolm Gladwell:

Why the Revolution will not be tweeted

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Weekend social media for social good roundup

Weekend roundup

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/world/americas/mexico-turns-to-twitter-and-facebook-for-information-and-survival.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

 

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/wall-street-protesters-broadcast-arrests-on-social-media/

Social Media Campaigns to choose from

Egypt 2011

Tunisia 2011

Iran 2009 – the “Twitter Revolution”

Iran 2011

Breast Cancer awareness on Facebook

Troy Davis

 

Moldova 2009

Malcolm Gladwell – Why the Revolution won’t be tweeted

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell

Gil Scott Heron

The Revolution will not be televised

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS3QOtbW4m0

 

Ideas for teaching social media to journalists

http://mashable.com/2009/06/19/teaching-social-media/

Social Media STatistics

http://www.digitalrhetoric.org/socialmedia.html

 

Teaching with Social Media: Blogs, Wikis, YouTube, and Second Life

Some Statistics about the new “Two Cultures”: the Culture of Knowledge and the Culture of Information

  • 83% of adult respondents thought that a twelve-year-old knew more about the Internet than their elected representative in Congress (Zogby 2006)
  • 48% of all children six and under have used a computer, and 30% have played video games (Rideout, Vandewater, and Wartella 2003)
  • 55% of youth 12-17 use social networking sites (Pew 2007)
  • 57% of teens who use the Internet could be considered media creators (Pew 2005), a statistic that may be an undercount, because it does not factor in newer digital forms of expression or those that produce artifacts other than written texts (Jenkins/MacArthur 2006)
  • While engaged in an average of 2.7 simultaneous Internet Message conversations, 39% of surveyed college students were also writing academic essays while multitasking online (Baron 2006)
  • 71% of students at the University of Minnesota use Wikipedia; 28% cite it (Adams 2006)
  • 36% of students in a U.S./Canada study admit to “cut and paste” plagiarism of sources from the Internet (McCabe 2004)
  • 81% of faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences get digital resources from Google-type searches (Harley 2006)

Troy Davis and Social Media

 

 

Website to save Troy Davis:

http://troyanthonydavis.org/

What is the status now?

 

What role did Social Media play?

 

Is it a good thing for the media to get involved with court cases? Does it help or hurt the rights of the accused?

;http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/09-18-11-19-00-toomuchdoubt-can-social-media-save-troy-davis/