Growing Social Networks – Comparing theories

This will be my last blog post for my Communications 506 coursework, but it definitely is not my last blog post at The Chron-nicoles. This semester I learned about the theory and structures that make up social networks. Having been someone who was using: WordPress blogs, Twitter, Facebook pages, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, YouTube, Klout, and Hootsuite prior to taking a course on “Using/Managing Communication Networks” I already had practical experience.…

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The No Makeup Selfie – Clicktivism via Social Media Networks

Internet communication is not revolutionary anymore. What’s evolving is how we use/manage these digital communication tools to create social networks and what causes or purposes we can form communities around. How many articles or presentations still start with a version of this sentence: “The Internet is changing the way we communicate in ways that were never possible before.” In discussing this with my Mom, she said: “But the Internet has been…

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Participate in a Book Trailer Survey

Have you ever watched a book trailer? Have you thought, hey this is a great idea? Or hmmm do people really watch these? Well now’s the time to find out! As a graduate student at the University of Alberta in the Master of Arts in Communications and Technology program, I am working with Professor Jessica Laccetti on a research project about book trailers. I want to know, do readers like…

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Guest blogging to build social capital

A recent article by Matt Cutts titled “The Decay and Fall of Guest Blogging for SEO” has sparked some readers/bloggers to ask if guest blogging should cease completely. As Matt clarified in his post, he was speaking specifically to those who were using “guest blogging” as a way to increase SEO and ‘cheat’ Google’s PageRank. For niche bloggers, multi-author blogs, monetized blogs and even novice bloggers, guest blogging can be…

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