A 30-second news clip from an interview with Justin Ward of WDBJ7 after the on air tragedy at the station….
Many people wrote and shared false information about Wednesday’s shooting on Facebook and Twitter…
Source: Think twice before sharing unconfirmed information on social
Yesterday (August 26) at 6:45 Alison Parker, a young newspaper reporter at WDBJ, and Adam Ward, a camera person, for the Virginia TV station were tragically murdered by a former employee of the station.
The killer created Facebook and Twitter accounts to post his videos of the murders.
Within a couple hours of the murder Chris Hurst, a news anchor at the station, posted romantic pictures of Alison with him and shared the news that they had moved in together recently.
In the world of 2015 this shooting is horrible… but the social media activity somehow seems perfectly normal…
I posted pictures of my dog visiting with my mother at her assisted-living home yesterday. My daughter “stages” and then posts every restaurant meal on Instagram before dining.
All of this would have seemed weird a decade or so ago.
What does this mean? Are we now living our lives on social media. Is the Facebook timeline our life? Did something really happen if it is not recorded on social media? Is the “real world” becoming artificial as we stage Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat moments? Are we all narcissists? Is reality online?
What do you think????????
At my other blog site I posted about an Innovation Contest that I co-chair. I appreciate any thoughts and feedback! The Un-Business-Plan Contest
A 17-minute SMM lecture on what to do if you encounter the two most common problems after launching a new blog:
- Blogger’s Block – I used up all the great article ideas!
- Where’s the audience?
My goal is to motivate new bloggers to keep going!!
I appreciate any thoughts on material to add or how to improve this lecture…
Yes there are 200 million active blogs in the blogosphere. Never fear – my Digital Marketing class has created 7 fresh new ones to take a look at!
Deb’s Dietary Do’s and Don’ts – Insight from a concerned consumer about the impact of the food we eat. She has discussed cotton-seed (see pic on left), hybrid corn, diet soda’s and auto-immune disease. And More to come!
Enjoy “Moneyball?” Here are 2 blogs about the business of baseball (sans Brad Pitt):
BaseballBryan talks about the Marketing of the national pastime, including social media efforts on Twitter and Snapchat. America’s Greatest Tradition talks about the front office and business of the sport.
Retirement by Design deals with the key issues of who will be able to retire and when. It also offers advice on planning and saving for retirement.
Heard of the Paleo diet? Sound interesting? Pushing for Paleo discussing the details of the popular diet and the reasons for the fad.
Expansion in Charlotte – Are you a fan of soccer living in North Carolina or SW Virginia and frustrated that the nearest MLS team is in Columbus, Ohio? This blog is for you!
What does it take to pass the CPA? Another student blog talks about the issues and work involved.
Tech Doodles – Finally I take the liberty of recommending a new tech cartoon blog that happens to be created by my daughter.
EIGHT new blogs – check them out! Return next week to the ones you find interesting!
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Pete Carroll will be long remembered as “the coach who blew Superbowl 49.”
Everyone KNOWS that he should have had “Beast Mode” run for the winning touchdown, but instead:
- Over-thought it,
- Tried to be cute, or
- Favored Wilson over Lynch.
But let’s take a moment and fresh look at: How would a strategic or data-driven manager make the decision to run or pass?