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Social Media Impacting the Election?

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Did social media play a big role in the outcome of the election?  According to Caitlin’s blog and an article on CNN.com, social media had a big impact with Donald Trump becoming the President-elect.

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Interested in App Design?

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If the coding week came easy to you, Chris Fowler’s blog might be of interest to you as he found an article on Feedly about the process behind designing apps.  The author of this article has been in the business of creating apps for nearly nine years and describes the ups and downs of the process.

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According to a recent blog post by Ben Seidel, Facebook is launching a brand-new app to compete with snapchat.  We’ve already seen Instagram try something like this by incorporating the story feature of snapchat, but Seidel mentions that this is a separate app than Facebook.

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Promoting Media through Facebook

Traditional news has begun to rely on social media to promote their nightly newscasts, according to a blog post by Dan Mahoney.

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Mahoney examines an article about how nightly newscasts use social media video, and live-streaming, to promote a nightly show. In this article, the use of social by traditional news is discussed as well as the ways in which users of social media interact with these promotion videos.

Dan Mahoney focuses on the aspect of audio within these promotions and ponders whether the majority of social media users prefer to watch videos soundlessly.

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People do Not Trust the Media

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I was looking through my classmate’s blog and found an interesting blog post by Nicholas Martin about people’s perception of trust in the media. He stated that the perception of the media is at an all-time low. But, he mentioned that this is good because it makes people more skeptical and critical what they read in the media.

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