How would you use the dislike button?

If you’ve been following Facebook news this week, you know the latest. Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and top executive, announced that the social networking site is close to testing a “dislike” button out there. When it hits, watch out. If people use it as intended, they will express empathy or sadness. But Zuckerberg — in comments […]

Job seekers: 3 things you need

In a recent report published by Forbes, we read about the three things job seekers need: “a killer resume, an articulate interview, and a healthy dose of patience” Patience is key. The report, “Study Confirms the American Hiring Process is Now 10.3 Days Longer,” explains what employers do these days to find the right fit. According to […]

May you keep your friends close

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later At the end of your work day, whether […]

Chat as if everyone can hear you

A story in the news about Snapchat has us talking, again, about the need to be careful when sharing on social media. In her New York Times article — “Off the Record in a Chat App? Don’t Be Sure” — Jenna Wortham explains how “Snapchat, the popular mobile messaging service, agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade […]

It’s not about us, it’s about “I”

Let’s get social. Social media is about more than communicating content. We need to provide the tools for our audience members to share our work with one another, and they need opportunities to become involved in meaningful ways, with one another and with us. Social media is about breaking boundaries and facilitating this emerging media […]

How an unfortunate typo went viral

In the Syracuse community today, we are reading a story about how a typo on a sign outside a local high school went viral on social media, starting with Facebook. Instead of “Martin,” the sign read “Martian” Luther King Day. The unfortunate misspelling caught the attention of someone passing by who snapped a photo with […]