According to Ashlee Humphreys in chapter 9 of her book, "Social Media: Enduring Principles," social capital is measured by the number and strength of social connectivity. (Humphreys 160). With the dawn of social media influencer marketing, social capital has become increasing qualitatively measured and is hugely significant to a number of online based industries. As … Continue reading The monetization of social capital
Month: September 2017
In a research article by Pelled, Zilberstein, Tsirulnikov, Pick1, Yael Patkin, and Tal-Or (2017) the importance towards processing of either textual information or visual was investigated. The team found that when a profile contained a photo of the account holder with their friends or in a social setting, the participants did not want to look for … Continue reading Your memes are salient
The example that was given in last class about Twitter's censorship or lack thereof reminded me of this incident. Awhile back, there was an issue with sites like Youtube, Tumblr, and Twitter blocking and removing specifically LGBT content in their "restricted" or "safe" modes. This happened primarily with Youtube. Once turned on, all videos with … Continue reading Youtube Blocking LGBTQ+ Content
In class we were asked to consider a social media platform and talk about what it does. I felt Facebook was an appropriate topic since most of us over the last 10 years have used it to some degree. Facebook aims to connect an individual to other Facebook users plus varying interests such as music, … Continue reading What does Facebook do?