Following Trending Topics (Peace Aisogun)

EVANGEL SOCIAL MEDIA CLASS Article Reviewed: Following Trending Topics   Abstract Social Media has slowly transitioned from a part of everyday life to a way of life. However, films that are made have been slow to reflect this. The author, David Crewe, tackles the why behind the what while depicting social media in modern dayContinue reading “Following Trending Topics (Peace Aisogun)”

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Social Media and the Lawyer’s Evolving Duty of Technological Competence (Lit Review, Youngblood)

Article Reviewed: Social Media and the Lawyer’s Evolving Duty of Technological Competence Abstract Because of its continually growing popularity and widespread use, social media has become a prominent player and resource in recent lawsuits. Lawyers now not only have to make sure their clients are keeping up good appearances in public but also online through socialContinue reading “Social Media and the Lawyer’s Evolving Duty of Technological Competence (Lit Review, Youngblood)”

WHO CREATES TRENDS IN ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA: THE CROWD OR OPINION LEADERS? (Elder Joe)

Article Reviewed: Who creates Trends in Online Social Media: The Crowd or Opinion Leaders? Abstract Internet slang words are popping up quickly due to social memes and viral content produced. A site called Webio, a Twitter-like service in China, is adopting the popular internet slang that happens to go through 2 distinct peaks during itsContinue reading “WHO CREATES TRENDS IN ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA: THE CROWD OR OPINION LEADERS? (Elder Joe)”

One Click, Many Meanings (Lit Review, Silvestry)

Article Reviewed: One Click, Many Meanings: Interpreting Paralinguistic Digital Affordances in Social Media Abstract In the article One Click, Many Meanings: Interpreting Paralinguistic Digital Affordances in Social Media, the researchers delve into the complexity of the paralinguistic digital affordance, or easier defined as social media’s one-click tools. Examples of one-click tools are Facebook’s Like button, orContinue reading “One Click, Many Meanings (Lit Review, Silvestry)”

PUBLICLY PRIVATE AND PRIVATELY PUBLIC: SOCIAL NETWORKING ON YOUTUBE (Lit Review, Watzke)

Article Reviewed: Publicly Private and Privately Public: Social Networking on YouTube     Abstract YouTube is a social medium that allows viewers to navigate through many genres of videos. Exploring YouTube and the use of private verse public videos this article examines aspects of being publicly private and privately public. Sharing material on YouTube can beContinue reading “PUBLICLY PRIVATE AND PRIVATELY PUBLIC: SOCIAL NETWORKING ON YOUTUBE (Lit Review, Watzke)”

Urban Social Media Demographics (Lit Review, Swanson)

Article Reviewed: Urban Social Media Demographics: An Exploration of Twitter Use in Major American Cities Abstract This article explores intersections between place, race/ethnicity, and gender amongst American Twitter users and makes an argument that studying the intensity of tweets provides insights into how and why particular groups tweet. Given recent events in American political life suchContinue reading “Urban Social Media Demographics (Lit Review, Swanson)”

Precarious Popularity: Facebook Drinking Photos (Lit Review, Donaldson)

Article Reviewed: Precarious Popularity: Facebook, Drinking Photos, the Attention Economy, and the Regime of the Branded Self  Abstract Precarious Popularity incorporates several different groups of young adults who use Facebook to illustrate people drinking and the implied self-based on their photos and posts. This literature article looks into different scenarios of why certain situations dealContinue reading “Precarious Popularity: Facebook Drinking Photos (Lit Review, Donaldson)”

WOM and Social Media (Lit Review, Johnson)

Article Reviewed: WOM and social media: Presaging future directions for research and practice Abstract The concept of word of mouth (WOM) has been a topic that has generated an increase in attention from many, especially in regards to the impact it has on brands through the use of social media.  Despite previous belief, this case studyContinue reading “WOM and Social Media (Lit Review, Johnson)”

The Role of Social Media Romantic Relationships (Med Lit Review) Katelyn Dennis

Article Reviewed: The Role of Social Network Sites in Romantic Relationships: Effects on Jealousy and Relationship Happiness. Abstract From the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication comes the case study called The Role of Social Network Sites in Romantic Relationships: Effects on Jealousy and Relationship Happiness. The researchers wanted to figure out how self-esteem and jealousy play aContinue reading “The Role of Social Media Romantic Relationships (Med Lit Review) Katelyn Dennis”

Monetizing a Meme (Lit Review, Booze)

Article Reviewed: Monetizing a Meme: YouTube, Content ID, and the Harlem Shake Abstract Using as a case study the 2013 “Harlem Shake” meme phenomenon that produced what the authors call an Internet dance craze, this article examines the “digital sharecropping” practices, specifically by YouTube, that they claim hinders cultural expression, threatens to close the openContinue reading “Monetizing a Meme (Lit Review, Booze)”