Created by Mark Zuckerberg and the mission is to keep people connected from all over the world/ 2004 and was only for only Harvard then only Boston schools then Ivy schools soon took over the nations in a short period of time
In order to engage with other s, you can join groups that interest you and also to find sources. Hold a Q and A session to find people to do a story on. Don’t use private page to engage with your audience Do create your own public page so you can have a bigger audience
Don’t write to long on a post it will bore me and most likely everyone else on your timeline now we like news fast so just put the headline and a link to your story. Let facts shine through don’t only tell people what you think about the topic support with facts.
Some great journalist on Facebook
Dr. Senjay Gupta
Pages Vs Personal page
A page is more for a business to sell you things or a public figure also to see you thing or themselves their music/blog. Profiles with represent individual people.
Often dealing with the internet you can get false information which will ruin your credibility so always fact check everything you do.
Being a child/teen of this digital age I assumed that I knew everything about emails and social media but after reading this chapter I realized that there is a lot that I do not know. Simple things like being digitally organized. For example in the book they talking about making folders for everything especially email. I know In class you tell us to make folders for our projects on our hard drive I will admit I do mot always do it but I know it s helpful for when I go back and try to find my old files and plenty of emails and lost contacts. Luckily some of these tips and apps that they gave I already used like evernote and drop box (the cloud). Being a college student data collecting is something that I do everyday for all of my projects and will real facts and data that can help your story come to life and improve your credibility. The ability to share this data can be simple or can become a bit harder with the way the book explains like when using a spread sheet which in reality is really helpful sometimes a pain to create (thank goodness for excel classes in highschool). I learned that I order to share data you need to know your audience and be able to help them understand all the numbers and graphs you are trying to show them. Make it simple but concise.
The Global Journalist video taught me that being a journalist in this day and age you must be apart of all technology and be able to go out and find your audience. All journalist are basically digital journalist. The readers have shaped the way news rooms operate and helps you edit and tailor it to them. Its instant feedback you know exactly what you audience wants and how to get it to them. With breaking news its better to be right than to be first! I feel like it is no longer a 24 hour news its a 24 second news every second there is a new story and high demands but journalist have to remember that people want the truth and facts straight not being first. Story first!
This chapter helped me realize how important video is and being a well rounded journalist is, The amount of people on YouTube alone is shocking that a huge audience that you can reach-out to. I recently started a YouTube channel but I have shot and uploaded videos on schools and person life projects. This chapter gave me the tools to create better quality video shots that are more compelling in my argument. This information will help me grow my portfolio for future jobs. Audio is where I mostly struggle when it comes to video production I want my videos to be as professional as possible but I cant afford those expensive mics. This chapter informed me that my DSLR camera built in mic is good enough if used with the right settings. I need to improve on my video skills in order for me to compete In this market!
It helped me re-solidify my reason to start my blog in the first place for a place and platform for people that are often unheard and reminded me that blogging is a good start to journalism career although many times people have told me its the start to sloppy journalism. This chapter also taught me a word I never even heard of (microblogging) WHAT? Yet micro blogging is something that I do everyday (probably more often than I should. I love micro blogging or as I call it Twitter it helps me get a quick message out with a link or a picture attached without me having to write a 1,000 word blog post. Also how significant it is to reports to get break news stories. This chapter also touched on how to better brand and market myself with social media and joining I the conversation. This chapter changed my mind on on what blogging is and what it means to me
This Chapter taught me a lot about the background information on computers and originally I thought I knew a lot. I already have my own website hosted on wordpress and using go daddy as my server yet there is still a lot that I don’t know about the backing of my site. There is a lot of information on data and coding that I had no clue about because wordpress makes it so easy. But understanding how my website in run in great information for me to learn. This chapters also taught me why my videos and post can take so long to upload because of the space that they take up. When I first got my computer my grandmother would always tell me to clean my cached files but, I never did. And now im 100% sure that why my computer would run so slow after all of the huge saveed files that I had. I originally learned about plugins from my site wordpress has tons of them. This book taugth me that I use plugins everyday on my google Chrome. All along I thought RSS feeds were something lame that people used way back in the 90’s and they were a) hard or b) boring to look at. But I learned that they are super easy to set up and use to help you grow your audience. I use MailChimp as my RSS feed and I never really knew thy were basically the same thing.