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  • 6 out of the 10 top websites are social YT, craigslist, fb, ms, wikipedia, whenever someone opens a computer, it is 60% of the time for social reasons. The question we need to be asking ourselves are we teaching our students to create content that is not social. Much news is forwarded or shared. Teaching them to not only produce, but to share.
  • PR, print, broadcast, and digital, but I weave social media in my class.
  • They treat all social media as FB. Different cultures and languages.
  • Failure in imagination. Editing class. Continue learning outside the classroom. Contribute helpful information to any web page We started by having a wave of people change their profile pictures to our campaign banner and post status updates in support of the candidates and advertising their website. It will auto-publish a very glamorous multi-media newspaper from all the # tags or all the tweeps followed by the main twitter account and send it out to those who subscribe on an updated daily basis. Trendistic ,, wefollow
  • Education goals? What are your individual goals? FB is great for relationships and promotions whereas Twitter is great developing information authority, It is about understanding cultures and subcultures.
  • If you ask me best stuff to use social media, I will ask you what are your goals? Assume all social media is like facebook. Have them set To become an expert, build relationships, informationational void
  • Anyone can publish, but it is becoming more difficult to establish yourself. Research shows that these people in these communities to tend to talk and to link to each other. Because you have an account is not enough. Establish your credibility. Identify a name. Professional and short bio. Professional pic. Focused content.
  • . It isn’t enough to simply provide samples of your work, so having the opportunity to publicize information about yourself that would improve your credibility is absolutely necessary. When I searched “Stephanie Snyder” on Google almost two months ago, my real identity could not be found in the first 100 links, but now when I search “Stephanie Lynn Snyder,” four of the top ten links are actually related to me. I was shocked to see the dramatic improvement in my online accessibility after only a few weeks of activity on the before mentioned social media sites. “ . Family members actually searched my name at one point during this project and were excited to call me and report that I was “all over Google!” I explained to them that it was actually part of a project I was doing for Online Media and some family members wanted to hear how I had set this up. “
  • Sources may google you and you claim your identity. “ Also, when explaining a story to a hesitant source, I sometimes direct them to one of my online profiles to assure them of my credibility.” – Victoria Pelham One night I received a text message on my phone. The message was a Direct Message from my twitter page and it was from the WEEI internship coordinator. After this experience, I developed more respect and understanding of what an online presence can do for me. – will
  • At first they did not absorb or adopt as much as I would like them. If they create content, they have to promote it.
  • Tend to use the word “I” and have difficulty how it affects journalism in general. They absorb the information and relate its purpose to themselves as individual.
  • Users who are invited by people with whom they share pre-exiting social relationships tend to stay longer and active in the network. – Lento et. Al Feel more responsilibility because more individual responsible
  • Build my assignments around my student learning goals
  • Social Media in the Classroom - AEJMC

    1. 1.
    2. 2. <ul><li>Signing up is not enough. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation promotes understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing is about social power. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators & researchers need to define standards. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>6- 8 hours of social media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online writing, visual communication (photography, video, text), website design and construction, SEO, video and photo editing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1) Blogging, 2) Twitter, & 3) Online Identity. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>“ Social media is something I thought I understood before this class. Then I was forced to get a Twitter .” -Dustin Volz </li></ul><ul><li>“ After growing up learning not to trust strangers on MySpace and to keep your profile private, I felt like a hypocrite signing up for a bunch of social sites.” – Emily Timm </li></ul><ul><li>“ I realized that social media had a much greater purpose than to keep up with relationships that I had already strongly formed.” – Stephanie Snyder </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Media History wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Skype in speakers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover-it-live or live-tweeting speakers with hashtags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live shot using qik, twitcam. livestream </li></ul><ul><li>Google map using photos and video </li></ul><ul><li>Foursquare tips on accessing public documents or sharing information on businesses/historical sites </li></ul><ul><li>Create a class or newsletter at </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook album cover </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook or Twitter promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Cover an event live using Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Sentiment analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Twitpic contest </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter contest with class #hashtag or twtpoll </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter list </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Internet scavenger hunt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find websites on a subject and post link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a story and source using social media </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>To gain a solid and respectable reputation online </li></ul><ul><li>To improve my chances of getting hired </li></ul><ul><li>To network with other professionals </li></ul><ul><li>To create a loyal following </li></ul><ul><li>To create contacts for future stories </li></ul><ul><li>To become an authority in my subject area </li></ul>
    7. 10. # URL NAME OF SITE 1 Blogged 2 Brightfuse 3 Flickr 4 Google Profiles 5 Twitter 6 Linkedin 7 Black Omission 8 All About God 9 Braveheart Women 10 Women and Media 11 Facebook 12 MySpace 13 Wired Journalists
    8. 12. Twitter Followers—Cumulative Tweetstats (Tweets per month) Sitemeter Views—Cumulative YouTube Views—Cumulative February Total 17 23 140 45 March Total 26 12 123 52 Totals as of April 3, 2010 27 37 280 54
    9. 13. <ul><li>Meaningful comments with full name </li></ul><ul><li>Share meaningful links </li></ul><ul><li>Niche blog </li></ul><ul><li>Promote on FB, YT, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Live-tweet and twitpic </li></ul><ul><li>Google maps </li></ul><ul><li>Add this </li></ul><ul><li>Link to their profiles </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul>
    10. 14. <ul><li>“ Although I’ve been an active Facebook user for years now, I have begun to use it in a new way. Facebook has proved to be an incredible tool for helping me find sources for stories. ” – Shawndrea Corbin </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can connect with these same people and communities to better serve them .” – Caroline Porter </li></ul><ul><li>“ Knowing there are twenty-somethings and small business owners within my circle of followers , I made sure to highlight those points in my 140 character blurb.” – Dustin Volz </li></ul><ul><li>“ People prefer to read content from individuals they know personally. I learned a valuable lesson: the trick to producing a loyal readership is establishing a relationship where both parties actively participate .” - Sebastian Bauge </li></ul>
    11. 15. <ul><li>“ I like that we (at least my group of FB friends) don’t attack each other, it’s open dialogue and we’re respectful of opinions .” – Chevas Samuels </li></ul>
    12. 16. <ul><li>“ It is the lack of an online presence which makes an individual less secure, less connected and less informed .” - Saman Golestan </li></ul><ul><li>“ There is much more focus on individual knowledge. The writer in charge of the story must not only know how to write, but also know why people want to read it , and also know how to structure the story in an interesting to read way.” - Will D’Urso </li></ul><ul><li>“ Social media showed me that people don’t just care about the news, they care about the people who write i t . Attracting dedicated readers is a battle. The new generation of reporters can’t just market their content; they have to market themselves as well.” – Sebastian Bauge </li></ul>
    13. 17. <ul><li>“ My editor at State Press Magazine pointed out that my online readership almost tripled when I posted the story on my Facebook account.” - Sebastian Bauge </li></ul>
    14. 18. <ul><li>Signing up </li></ul><ul><li>Expert </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Critical reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize students as online consumers </li></ul>