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RAA 5: MySpace and Facebook: Applying the Uses and Gratifications Theory to Exploring Friend-Networking Sites (TECH 621)

This study aims to determine (1) why people use these friend-networking sites, (2) what the characteristics are of the typical college student, and (3) what uses and gratifications are met by using these sites...

RAA 4: Twitter Adoption and Use in Mass Convergence and Emergency Events (TECH 621)

This study examines how Twitter is used to distribute information at mass convergence and emergency events...

RAA 3: How people are using Twitter during Conferences (TECH 621)

This study shows evidence on how Twitter can enhance the knowledge of a given group or community by micro-connecting a diverse online audience. So basically, it aims to determine how individuals are using Twitter at conferences and if it is an effective networking tool...

RAA 2: Beyond Microblogging: Conversation and Collaboration (TECH 621)

This study aims to determine how well Twitter supports user-to-user exchanges, what people are using Twitter for, and what usage or design modifications would make it (more) usable as a tool for collaboration....

RAA 1: Why we twitter: understanding microblogging usage and communities

This research was conducted to find out why people use twitter. It explores the usage of Twitter as well as the communities formed in Twitter....

Collaboration and Communication (TECH 621)

Last week, we examine the idea of collaboration and communication relative to the social media world. In class we were divided up into two different groups, one representing social software and...

7 Reasons Why I Won't Follow You Back

I recently read Elaine Fogel’s article detailing the reasons why she will not “follow” you back on Twitter. This gave me the idea to write about the reasons why I may not follow you back on Twitter. Some may build off of Elaine’s article, yet they are still the reasons...

Klout: Are You Serious? Social Influence v. Online Reputation

Over the past couple weeks I have been obsessed with Klout, and how I influence people on the internet. For those of you who don’t know what Klout is, I will briefly explain. Klout is a website that tries to measure your online influence based on the interactions...

The Machine is Us/ing Us

We recently talked about how organization has changed due to the digital era. We are now the people who determine how information is organized, instead of one person who determines organization for the rest of us...

ReadWriteWeb

I was roaming around Twitter today, when I came across Dr. V’s tweet (@mihaela_v) which lead me to Read Write Web, a site dedicated to the web with various other sections relating to other topics. I have only read a few articles, but I plan on visiting this site more and more to see current news about the web...

TECH 621 - Reading Reflection - Week 7

The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited. The relationships you have can be classified based on your interaction. People we know very well, our close friends or family, are said to be strong ties. Conversely, acquaintances of ours are said to be...

Managing Your Online Identity

In this day and age, with everyone on social networks utilizing social media, what are you portraying to your audience? Do you like to party? Are you interested in certain topics? What have you been doing for the past few months? All these questions become easy to answer...

Twittering While Presenting about Internet Culture

This past week my class had to, yet again, give a presentation to the class as a class. We were again limited to using social networks and social media to collaborate on this project. This time, we weren’t only limited to Twitter...

My First Google+ Hangout

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in my first Google hangout. For my social media class this semester, we were again tasked with delivering a presentation to the class as a class...

How to Find New and Interesting People on the Web

As we enter the new ear a Web 2.0, social media is blatantly thrown in our face. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s built on Web 2.0. Right? Well yes depending on who you are...

How to Find New and Interesting People on the Web

As we enter the new ear a Web 2.0, social media is blatantly thrown in our face. Why wouldn’t it be? It’s built on Web 2.0. Right? Well yes depending on who you are...

Utilizing Social Media in the Classroom: A Reflection

For my social media/social internet class this semester we were tasked with delivering a presentation, as a class to the class. The only stipulation was communication needed to be done solely through Twitter. What an experience to say the least...

TECH 621 - Reading Reflection - Week 3

As the web becomes bigger and more people start utilizing Web 2.0, what are big businesses or organizations supposed to do? This article goes in depth about what the advantages, risks, and what can be done to manage those in the business world...

20 Social Media Sites I Had No Clue About

I am tasked with finding social media sites/tools that I have never used before. This is going to be hard because I am on the web all the time. Hopefully I find a few....

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