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New STCC course teaches social media strategy, helps ‘students be able to promote themselves’

new stcc course teaches social media strategy, helps ‘students be able to promote themselves’

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A new Social Media Strategy and Design Certificate will be offered fall 2020 at Springfield Technical Community College that will teach students to “be able to promote themselves and display their work.”“With the explosion of social media within our society, the need for this training to blend effective campaigns with the latest technologies is long overdue,” said Professor Philip Ruderman, a faculty member in the Graphic Communications & Photography program at STCC.The certificate will be offered though the Department of Technical Arts and Design. It will consist of nine courses, or 27 credits, to complete the program, which could be completed in as few as two semesters.The coursework is aimed at preparing students for “the planning and implementation of a promotional strategy using a variety of social media platforms including social networking, microblogging, photo sharing and video sharing,” the school said.Students will then also take courses in graphic design, motion graphics, marketing and advertising.One of the classes, called Social Media Tools, will teach students to “effectively promote small businesses and nonprofits by building a community of followers.” The students in the class will also “build out a content strategy, and curate the feed with content through a semester-long …

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The digital equaliser

the digital equaliser

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New Delhi |

Published: August 10, 2020 10:23:49 pm

Today, creating content needs less investment than before. It is more often soft-skill driven. (Representational)Written by Mohammad Irshad
Communication and interaction are the glue that allows every community to evolve, organise and grow together. The rise of the virtual world provides subaltern and voiceless people unprecedented opportunities to assert themselves and experience a sense of belongingness. At the same time, it contests the interests of powerful communities and domination at the social-physical level. Online communities are, geographically, much wider and more heterogeneous than physical communities. In the past, many communities in India were not allowed to participate in public discourses, organise themselves and advance their thoughts and ideas. Their concerns, ideas, experiences, ambitions and demands largely went unheard.
Digital social media platforms have enabled them to offer democratic ideas to the world, which rejects prevailing hegemonic norms. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, WhatsApp and several other platforms have this enabling characteristic, while honouring individual dignity and respect.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have substantially empowered Dalits, Adivasis, women, economically weaker sections and minorities, despite the uneasiness of the ruling dispensation. ICTs have provided them access to the required information without much obstruction – information and knowledge that …

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WNBA partners with Twitter to stream 10 games

wnba partners with twitter to stream 10 games

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11:31 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.The WNBA will stream 10 games on Twitter this season, extending its partnership with the social media platform. WNBA games were first broadcast on Twitter in 2017.”Twitter continues to be an integral part of the WNBA’s media landscape, providing innovation on their platform during this unique season will elevate fan engagement to a whole new level,” WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. “This continued partnership enables our passionate supporters and fans to connect directly to our game and to experience WNBA basketball from wherever they are.”The games on Twitter begin this week, starting Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET with Atlanta vs. Seattle. Connecticut vs. Chicago will also be shown on Twitter Friday at 7 p.m. ET. WNBA games are also available this season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network, NBA TV and WNBA League Pass, as well as select regional sports networks.Here are the 10 games that will be available on Twitter:Wednesday, Aug. 12: Atlanta Dream at Seattle Storm, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 14: …

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Sharing to social media: is it sensationalism or social good?

sharing to social media: is it sensationalism or social good?

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Sharing footage of crimes and natural catastrophes on social media can be both beneficial and detrimental to the wider community, says criminology expert Alyce McGovern.People need to be aware that posting videos of victims to social media can cause distress to loved ones, says UNSW’s Alyce McGovern.“Because of the immediacy of social media, posts often go online before people even know what’s happening to family members or friends,” Associate Professor McGovern, an expert in criminology at UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, says.“If you think about the families or the victims, having this content uploaded online is incredibly distressing.”A/Prof. McGovern’s comments come after footage emerged of a knife attack in the UK suburb of Reading in March, prompting local police and other government officials to request the material not be shared on social media.Three men died and three other people were injured in the attack allegedly carried out by a 25-year-old man, police later confirmed.A/Prof. McGovern says having this distressing content circulating online during or after a tragic event also poses the question about what the onus should be for social media platforms.“We even saw it after the Christchurch attack …

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Parler Attacks Rivals As Trump Campaign’s Social Media Wars Continue

parler attacks rivals as trump campaign’s social media wars continue

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Parler, the right-leaning or libertarian social media platform positioning itself as an alternative to Twitter, criticized Facebook recently for censoring a message from President Trump’s re-election campaign. The messages in question called for students to return to in-person school this autumn despite the presence of the Coronavirus.As an alternative to Twitter, Parler first rose to media notoriety after starting its #Twexit campaign — a call for users to escape alleged Twitter censorship by abandoning the massive social media platform. More recently, Parler publicly bashed Facebook for removing a post by President Trump containing a television interview in which he discussed the safety of children in the face of Covid-19.

Parler, a rival of Twitter, criticized its social media rivals for censoring message from the Trump … [+] Reelection Campaign.

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According to the Trump campaign, the Center for Disease Control stated that the developmental harm to children caused by keeping schools closed far outweighs their risk from Covid-19, citing data showing that children are a substantially lower transmission risk. The CDC also reports the mortality rate for children who contract Covid-19 is between 0 and 0.8%.

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Bellator 243 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

bellator 243 reactions: winning and losing fighters on social media

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By Blue Corner |

August 9, 2020 7:40 pm

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Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms.
Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into the minds of the athletes.
Following Friday’s Bellator 243 event in Uncasville, Conn., several of the winning and losing fighters, along with their coaches, training partners or family members, took to social media to react to the event or share a message with supporters.
Check out some of those reactions.
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The defeated: Nainoa Dung

The defeated: Benson Henderson

The victorious: Cris Lencioni

The victorious: Adam Borics

The victorious: Sabah Homasi

The victorious: Myles Jury

The victorious: Georgi Karakhanyan

The victorious: Michael Chandler

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For 2 minutes and 9 seconds you guys got to see the culmination of all the hard work that has been put in over the last 5 months. – I’m …

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Social Media Assistant Intern

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Date: 09-08-2020
Location: No. 26 Shangdi Xinxi Road, Haidian District, Beijing
Job Ref: 20200809-SMD-IN701This post of Social Media Assistant Intern requires three month full-time dedication with possibility of turning to a full-time employment contract once the performance review is satisfactory.PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
The Social Media Assistant will support the goal of the company’s social media publication and grow the influence in the market. He/she will have exposure to the broader creative and marketing opportunities to gain a deep understanding of how social technologies and behaviors impact marketing/communications efforts as well as the business development.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Copy writing: Assisting in briefing copy for publishing across social key regional and international media platforms
• Proofreading & editing: working with Chinese team member and proofread the out-going emails, documents to ensure a consistent quality delivery
• Reporting: Supporting compilation of regular reporting on social media initiatives
• Innovation: Staying on top of current trends in social media and contributing to platform strategy evolution and campaign development
• Research: Supporting the social team with early-stage campaign preparation and conception researchPERSONAL PROFILE:
A quality candidate shall show up with
• A clear understanding on main social media channels
• An obsessive attention to detail and …

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Why Apple And Google Silence On TikTok Is Suddenly Deafening

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The Trump administration is absolutely right—TikTok collects way too much user data. Personal information when you register. Details of your device, your network, your location. Everything you search or browse on the platform. Your messages and comments. TikTok may also access your social media contacts, those stored on your phone and your payment information—if you “opt in.” TikTok is also part of the marketing machine that tracks you across the internet, analysing pages you visit.
Yes, TikTok collects way too much user data. But this type of data collection is exactly the same as by U.S. social media platforms, and less than many of those. All of this is disclosed in TikTok’s privacy policy. The platform says it uses this data to deliver the viral, addictive, personalized feeds that hundreds of millions have come to love. You can’t have one without the other, it says. If you don’t like it, don’t use it. Simple.

Recommended For YouU.S. allegations have gone much further than this, of course. The case has been pushed in the media that TikTok is blatant spyware, collecting and exfiltrating data from user phones …

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Face mask political debate becomes public flashpoint propelled by social media

face mask political debate becomes public flashpoint propelled by social media

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Americans have taken to social media to voice frustrations and post divisive exchanges surrounding facial coverings, worn to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging people to wear masks, the topic remains a contentious issue.Twitter has been used to highlight the stark differences between those who do wear masks and those who don’t.Civil rights activist Danielle Muscato took to Twitter Saturday to address a heated encounter she experienced while shopping at a Kroger in Louisville, Ken.MSNBC PRODUCER RIPPED FOR TWEET ON RUSSIA’S ELECTION PUSH FOR TRUMP THAT IGNORES CHINA AND IRAN’S HOPES FOR BIDEN“I was just threatened w/assault at @kroger in Louisville because I asked another customer to wear a mask, and she refused,” Muscato tweeted Friday. “I reported it to a manager, who found her and talked to her, but refused to do anything more.”The Kroger Co. could not be reached for comment to verify the story that received over 6,000 retweets and comments.Her story was further shared and criticized on Twitter by Glenn Greenwald, a founding editor of The Intercept, a news outlet that launched in 2014, who claimed she was using …

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AFP chief clarifies: Regulate social media platforms—not users—under anti-terror law | Inquirer News

afp chief clarifies: regulate social media platforms—not users—under anti-terror law | inquirer news

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Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay is the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. OACPA
MANILA, Philippines — The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay has clarified that his proposal to add social media in the anti-terrorism law was to regulate the use of the platforms, and not its users.
“What I meant by that is to regulate and put order on the social media platforms, not the users per se,” Gapay said in an interview over CNN Philippines’ “News.PH” Friday night.
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“We’re not here really to curtail the freedom of expression of the users. They can really upload whatever they want,” he added. “But what I’m saying is to regulate the platforms on the content that they allow to be uploaded in the platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and similar platforms.”
Gapay made the statement as he previously said that he wants to regulate the use of social media under the implementing rules and regulations of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2022.FEATURED STORIES
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon was one of those who opposed the idea, saying that it was unconstitutional and tramples on people’ …

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