Apr 06 2014

Web Project G

Social MediaSocial Media

Go to ZDNet.com’s “Social Media” section: http://www.zdnet.com/search?q=social%20media&o=2 pick an article that relates to one of the articles in VT, chapter 8. Write a short (1-3 paragraph) summary of that article in the comments field below. Be sure to point out which part of Chapter 8 to which it relates.

Due by 4:00 pm, Monday, April 14, 2014
Be sure to cite your source using APA style

Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

Please note: There are no spaces used with brackets in APA. When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available, use the year of publication.

Article From an Online Periodical

Online articles follow the same guidelines for printed articles. Include all information the online host makes available, including an issue number in parentheses.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/


Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from http://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving

Read more at Purdue Online Writing Lab: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/


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  1. Kristine Pelletier

    Facebook beats Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for Non-Profit Social Media Platforms

    There are many ways to use social networking, but I find it very interesting how many people are using truly using the social media as platform today. I learned a lot about how twitter,facebook and linkedin can help people reconnect with family, old friends as well as help many business grow. We can also use social media for a much bigger problem, like help locating missing children and much more positive ways. Social media is great when it is used responsibly, it can really be a great source of help in many situations.

    By: Eileen Brown for Social Business February 19, 2014


  2. Caitlin Ferrucci

    The article I found is called, “Social media’s attention problem (or maybe it’s just me)”. It is about how all of the social media sites are starting to become to involved and are taking up to much time. Instead of pages like Facebook being fun and and a way for quick gossip, its turning into something you need to check multiple times a day just to keep up with all the junk it alerts you on. Having social media pages has started to embed themselves into all parts of our lives including our driving. Chapter 8 talks about having a social media site available because many businesses these days want to know if you are capable of using them and to keep in touch with friends and family. But with all the stress they cause these days, not having a social media site is becoming a better way to go.

    Nusca, A. (2011, September 23). Social media’s attention problem (or maybe it’s just me). ZDNet. Retrieved April 10, 2014, from http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/social-medias-attention-problem-or-maybe-its-just-me/58854

  3. Kristine Nelson

    Is privacy too complex for social media to handle alone?
    Are Facebook and other Social media doing enough to keep our privacy private? Social media sites like Facebook state “We develop our products with ‘privacy by design’ in mind and to ensure our final products meet a high standard of privacy. If that is so why aren’t privacy settings set up by default to protect us? The general awareness of privacy on social networking site is so bad; most people are not aware of how much somebody can and can’t see on their profile. Why is it up to the user, some of whom don’t understand they have to set the privacy level,? Where are the boundaries of being social and giving away too much info.

    Third parties like AVG are now stepping up to help with tools like, “Privacy Fix Family” to manage social media privacy settings. The fact that there is a need for AVG got develop this application indicates the need for Social media sites to take a more proactive role. AVG feels “It’s a usability problem first of all, and [then] it’s an education problem”. AVG realizes the difficulties that social media faces when trying to create privacy setting. There is no one way to handle privacy setting, as with most things everyone has their own opinion of what is acceptable and what is not It is a personal choice how private you want to customize your privacy. It seems to me that the less privacy on these sites the larger the digital footprint is on the average social media user with or without their knowledge.

    By Michael Lee (January 13, 2014), “Is privacy too complex for social media to handle alone?” Retrieved from http://www.zdnet.com/is-privacy-too-complex-for-social-media-to-handle-alone-7000025067/

  4. John Murphy

    I chose the article “Facebook beats Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for Non-Profit Social Media Platforms.” this article says that Facebook is the leader when it comes to non profit organizations and there way of interaction. Facebook is used as a way to build relationships with co workers as well as gain fans and friends. it is a free way for the company to get its name out. this relates to the whole chapter 8 “communicating and sharing: the social web.” The reason why I say the whole chapter is because the article touches on many different aspects of the social web discussed in the chapter such as Flickr and forums.

    Brown, E. (2014). Facebook beats Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for Non-Profit Social Media Platforms. http://www.zdnet.com/facebook-beats-twitter-linkedin-and-youtube-for-non-profit-social-media-platforms-7000026510/

  5. Rudy Barrios

    Its interesting how social media can convince us to buy a product just because many people like it or recommended it. Now many companies are now taking advantage in these explosion in free marketing. For example in China studies show that e-commerce market is expected to triple by 2015, with sales hitting 2.7 trillion yuan US$420 billion and the U.S estimates a $348 billion. Social media is not just to make friends anymore it now free marketing for businesses.

    Kevin Kwang April 27, 2012. Study: Social media influence on purchases strongest in China. Retrieved from http://www.zdnet.com/study-social-media-influence-on-purchases-strongest-in-china-2062304646/

  6. Steven Bagley

    The following is a short summary on an article about confusing e-mails for social networks sent to an editor at CNet/ZDNet. The one the article mainly talks about is advertising the (then) upcoming Katy Perry concert tour. The editor was sent an advertisement like e-mail asking them to cover the user-generated tweets and various other forms of social media which were basically a way to word of mouth the upcoming tour dates. As this is all user-generated (and poorly executed in my opinion), this relates to the section in Chapter 8 labeled “Get Your Word Out.”
    The e-mails sent to this editor don’t make much sense, as if they should be separated into multiple e-mails. The one for Katy Perry’s tour starts out with talking about the idea of letting user-generated content spread word of mouth but then somehow ends sounding like SPAM sent by Citibank for one of their credit cards. This shows people need to make a clear and concise message and stick to it in all communications, even professionals.

    King, Rachel (January 31, 2014) ZDNet articles on Social Media Worst pitch of the month: Katy Perry and the ‘social media experience’ Retrieved from http://www.zdnet.com/worst-pitch-of-the-month-katy-perry-and-the-social-media-experience-7000025801/

  7. Ashley DiSegna

    In the article, “10 social media lessons from Amy’s Baking Company Facebook meltdown”, Eileen Brown discusses the 10 lessons learned after Amy’s baking company crashed and burned on Facebook after Kitchen Nightmares. Eileen discusses to reflect on a topic before posting, think before acting out immediately, don’t fight the entire internet, not to complain to the wrong company, not to say you’ve been hacked to opt out of a problem, and watch what you put out there on the internet because once a picture, or comment is posted, it is highly unlikely to get rid of without another pair of eyes already seeing it. In chapter 8 we discuss Facebook, and folksonomy- if you post something on Facebook, especially after being on a reality TV show and someone else types your name into Google, everything that you’ve ever posted can be traced, good or bad, for the entire world to see.

    Brown, Eileen. 2013. 10 social media lessons from Amy’s Baking Company Facebook meltdown. Retrieved from: http://www.zdnet.com/10-social-media-lessons-from-amys-baking-company-facebook-meltdown-7000016482/

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