Tag: study

Do You Read Past the Headlines Anymore?

Since the dawn of the Internet (long ago when Al Gore created it), the ability to get information quickly has mesmerized us. Even when we sat there waiting for AOL to just please get past step 4… because we knew it was the gateway to step 7, with the phone line screaming through the static… we couldn’t wait to hear, “You’ve Got Mail!” If … Read More Do You Read Past the Headlines Anymore?

Do You Really Know Your Neighbors? The Social Networking Site That’s Making A Splash

What you already know: Social Media is changing the way people interact. So many people have dreams of becoming the next big website to compete with Facebook; yet sometimes you can’t predict what exactly will go viral. One thing Facebook is lacking; however, is the ability to connect within your community. Local businesses and neighbors might be on the website but there isn’t much … Read More Do You Really Know Your Neighbors? The Social Networking Site That’s Making A Splash

Crisis Week 1: SOPA and PIPA protest: How did organizations respond?

Over the next four weeks, I’ll be observing crises in communication and analyzing what went right or wrong in my opinion. Feel free to comment your own thoughts! ————————————————————————————– Today is the Congressional vote for a bill that sparked the biggest online protest to date. Last Wednesday some websites including Google, Wikipedia (in English), Reddit and a few others blacked out their homepages or … Read More Crisis Week 1: SOPA and PIPA protest: How did organizations respond?

What is PR anyway?

So many times when I mention majoring in Public Relations, I get the head nod, the “mmm” or the plain blank face. Unless you have studied some sort of communication or heard it from a movie, no one really knows much about it except that it’s “like marketing”. I agree that they go hand in hand, but for those of you who aren’t quite … Read More What is PR anyway?