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Mass communication: Social Media

Social Media

Social media research is invaluable for a complete piece of the business information puzzle.  Mashable is the go to resouurce for  the top social media news on topics like Facebook, YouTube, Gmail, Twitter, Amazon, Pinterest and more.

Although social media sources are in real time,  information found on these resources is not authoratative, but should be considered in making decisions.

YouTube

 

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Using YouTube or TED  channels are an effective way to keep up with journalism talks 

 

 

Sites for Networking & Collaboration

Google+  - The Hangouts feature offers new opportunities for virtual collaboration.


LinkedIn
 - Great for networking, job searches, and collaboration.

 

Academia.edu  - "A platform for academics to share and follow research."

Pinterest
 - A tool for online bookmarking, self-curating, and sharing content with colleagues.

Tumblr - See this article for a quick guide on using Tumblr in business.

Featured TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk

Twitter

Twitter is a great tool for communication and gathering information. Not only is it an essential part using investigative reporting us  social media , but it is also a great way for students to network with professionals in their chosen fields.