Tag: social networking

Southeastern Conference Cries ‘Foul’ On Social Networking

The Southeastern college-athletics conference (SEC) released its new media guidelines yesterday (read them here). And they’re rather astonishing in their ignorance of exactly how reporters, or practically anyone else, interact with, well, just about everything. Here’s the SEC’s new policy on blogging, for example: No Bearer may produce or disseminate in any form a “real-time”…

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Why Did I Actually Have to Work Last Thursday Morning? (or: how a politically-based tech attack shut down MY social networking)

In an interview with the Guardian, a Georgian blogger known as Cyxymu says the Russian government is responsible for last Thursday’s denial-of-service disruptions on several popular social networking sites that left hundreds of millions of web users worldwide with a largely smaller connection to those around them. Countless others have reported being bored to tears…

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You Enjoy Myspace: Phish And Social Networking

“When we look at bands and artists that foster community (and sometimes endless jams), we can see parallels to the rise of social networks,” writes Phish fan and strategic-communications specialist Josh Sternberg in “What Twitter and Facebook Can Learn From Phish,” an intriguing post for Mashable: The Social Media Guide. Sternberg makes the often repeated…

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Upclose Activism

The Center for Community Change’s Sally Kohn has a piece today about the passionate Millennial activism that is taking place online and the extent to which it happens off line. We’ve kinda heard this complaint before with Thomas Friedman’s Generation Q piece that slammed the Millennial Generation for not being disgusted enough by our contemporary…