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Homeland Security Uses Social Media to Find Terrorists

Be careful as to what you are posting on your Twitter and Facebook. If you felt your privacy was being exploited by new privacy policies, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) takes it a whole step further. The government has come up with a list of keywords they track through your tweets, status updates, and… Continue reading Homeland Security Uses Social Media to Find Terrorists

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Central Michigan University Offers Social Media Certificate

CMU will now offer an undergrad certificate in social media. The certificate program consists of 12 credit hours of journalism courses and a three credit hour elective. The program will teach students the benefits and impact of social media and networking. It will cover ethics, business aspects, and will teach students how to increase online… Continue reading Central Michigan University Offers Social Media Certificate

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Students Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage

I will be graduating in May and the thought of having to search for jobs, fill out applications, send resumes, write cover letters, interview, and then pray all the efforts were worth it it a daunting reality. I am looking forward to graduate, but at the same time I am scared. Recently college graduates have… Continue reading Students Can Use Social Media To Their Advantage

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LinkedIn Hits 150m Members

From the beginning, I was skeptical of LinkedIn. I didn’t know how itwas going to survive with Facebook and Twitter dominating the social network scene. Today, LinkedIn announced, in the company’s press release announcing its fourth quarter and 2011 results, that it hit 150 million members in its network. That is a 20 million member… Continue reading LinkedIn Hits 150m Members

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Apps Boost Job Market

Despite the 8.3 percent unemployment rate in the United States, the new “app economy” created about 466,000 jobs since 2007, according to a TechNET—a bipartisan org with a stated goal to vigorously promote technology—survey. Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet, said on the TechNet blog, “Today, the App Economy is creating jobs in every part… Continue reading Apps Boost Job Market

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My Response to Andrew Keen’s “Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing Our Culture”

Andrew Keen is an author, Internet critic, and the author of Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing Our Culture. He has very strong opinions of journalism, social media, and the outlook of both. I personally do not agree with all of his opinions, but I believe he raises valid questions and allows for… Continue reading My Response to Andrew Keen’s “Cult of the Amateur: How the Internet is Killing Our Culture”