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Oct 19 2016

Newspapers: Printed vs Online

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It seems obvious to people these days that the newspaper industry got something wrong when it comes to the modern internet age. The transition from printed content to web content has led to the downfall or downsizing of many reputable newspapers. In a blog post by Steve Buttry, the determination of the error which caused these problems is argued. Buttry claims that the mistake made by the newspapers was not the pouring of money into this transition or a “digital first” strategy” as some have argued but the failure to embrace the change completely and not going far enough in this pursuit. He claims that this “digital first” ideology or strategy never actually existed. Continue Reading »

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Oct 16 2016

Young People and News Consumption

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In a blog post by Terry Heaton, he discusses new research that finds that young people actually prefer to read their news rather than watch it. The Pew Research Center conducted a survey of people from different age groups to uncover their news consuming habits.pewresearchagebrack The most surprising find from this study was the discovery that the age group of 18-29 year olds like to consume news via reading over watching. Terry Heaton argues that this occurs for two reasons (both tied to advertising and video.) Ads on video both slow down the consumption of the news and contributes to the annoyance of the young viewer – and probably all viewers, really. Continue Reading »

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Oct 02 2016

Dream Journals: A new way to blog?

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Everyone has dreams. I don’t mean your goals or aspirations; I mean the kind you experience while you are asleep in your bed. Depending on your memory and the vividness of the dream, these stories created by your restless brain can be terrifying or fascinating. An article in The Verge describes how someone can take these experiences and share them with the world through a new mobile app.



These is a relatively new app that allows people to write down their dreams and publicly share them in a form that resembles a blog. Dream Journal Ultimate, released on Aug. 30, has created a new form of blogging. Dream recaps can be read by complete strangers – although it should be mentioned that the poster can set any dream to private. Dream entries can also have an age limit setting for those more intimate, violent, or downright disgusting dreams. Continue Reading »

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Sep 24 2016

“Spectacles”: Extending our social media scope

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In a world dominated by social media, Snap Inc. has taken things a step further. On Friday, Snap Inc. (formerly Snapchat) introduced a new piece of hardware that social media junkies will have to have. Snap Inc. have yet to announce the release date for the new “Spectacles”; sunglasses that can record up to 10 seconds of video and upload them to Snapchat. Continue Reading »

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