Posts tagged "social media"

KONY 2012: The Video, The Background, The Critics

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I have posted about Kony 2012 twice before: once pointing out the posters that have adorned my Loyola University campus since last fall, and once as a news story people should consider following this year. On March 5, the culmination of guerrilla advertising efforts went viral with the 30 minute feature film on the Kony... Read more »

Write For ChiU!

  Dear Current and Future Chicago College Students, Do you love Chicago?  Do you love College?  Do you love when these two wonderful worlds come together?  Then you would probably be the perfect candidate to write for ChiU. Here is what we are looking for: Social media mavens Photographers Writers Chicago enthusiasts Here are (just)... Read more »

Save Your Money this Spring with Smarteys

It’s finally getting warm in the Windy City and we all know what that means… college kids are hitting the streets more often. St. Patty’s Day is the notorious start of spring drinking and with 60 degree weather allowing girls to wear skirts and dresses with no tights, it’s a sure sign that the party... Read more »
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@MayorEmanuel IDENTITY REVEALED!

@MayorEmanuel IDENTITY REVEALED!
By Karis Hustad, Sophomore, Loyola University Chicago @MayorEmanuel has arguably been the real star of the Chicago mayoral elections.  With a special love for the F-bomb and a habit of wreacking havoc across Chicago, the Twitter account of Rahm Emanuel’s fictional alter ego had over 39,000 tweeters following his hilarious post-modern romp through election season.... Read more »

Tweet, Tweet: Twitter Part One

      Everyone knows what Twitter is but when it comes to using it, a lot of people are just plain lost. Which makes sense when you think about it because there is a ton of jargon that is used in the Twitterverse. Twitterverse:  The cyberspace area of Twitter. This naturally extends beyond Twitter.com to... Read more »

Red Cross is #GettngSlizzerd

Red Cross is #GettngSlizzerd
To preface my social media coloum for next week on Twitter, here is an interesting story on a rogue tweet from the Red Cross. I apoligize for not posting lately, but I have been extremely sick (a good reminder that you shouldn’t work too hard and have some fun in life). This blog was reposted from... Read more »
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The "Path" to a Personal Network

    Lauren Tate Snyder Sophomore, Public Relations Major, DePaul University For my first “Social Media” weekly column, I am going to stay away from the big guys. When you hear the words “social networking”, nine out of ten times the first thing that comes to mind is Facebook. This makes sense since the online... Read more »

The Letter of the Week is F

Finals It’s that beautiful time again. DePaul Fall Quarter Finals Week 2010. And all of the printers on campus are “temporarily out of service”. Perfect. In my opinion, finals week is an all-or-nothing event. It’s a chance to make excuses for everything else in your life. For example, how do I justify eating three pints... Read more »

Campus Question: Will Facebook lose popularity?

Campus Question: Will Facebook lose popularity?
Facebook and college have become practically inseparable.  Whether its procrastinating for a test, searching for the relationship status of that cute boy/girl in chem class, keeping up on old friends’ whereabouts or responding to thousands of event invites, the social networking site has become a major part of college student life. But didn’t people say... Read more »
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The 2010 Election and Social Media

Did you earn your “I Voted” Badge from Foursquare on Tuesday? Over 50,000 people checked into a polling booth with the #ivoted hashtag to earn the prestigious badge. Think that’s a lot? Over 12 million people clicked the “I Voted” button on Facebook for the 2010 elections. According to Mashable, that is twice the amount... Read more »