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Social Media series 2021
  • Published
    April 8, 2021

    Government and social media — What you need to know

    This is part three of our three-part series, "Social Media and You." Parts one and two dealt with social media in the workplace and social media and teens. This part deals with social media in government. Parts one and two, sidebars and survey are linked below. Like it, love it or hate it, most people and organizations use social media, including local governments and elected officials. While grave concerns are ...

  • Published
    April 8, 2021

    Responses to our Social Media and You survey

    Among those who responded to our Social Media and You survey, most feel the government should do more to regulate social media, 0% trust social media companies, and most believe about 50% of what they see on these platforms. Among the platforms, Facebook and YouTube reigned supreme. You can see more details on the results in the attached charts. On the question of whether government should do more to regulate ...

  • Published
    April 1, 2021

    Social media lingo

    Algorithm: You may notice you look something up online and the next day ads for similar items pop up? Or how is it that a social media platform decides among all the posts from your friends which show up first? The algorithm is generally blamed as the mechanism for determining these things. Avatar: It's not just a science fiction film or elemental cartoon show. It's the photo that represents you on social media. ...

  • Published
    April 1, 2021

    Local teens find community through social media

    This is Part 2 in our three-part series on Social Media and You. Next week, we will discuss social media as it is used in the political arena. In the past 10 years, generations have witnessed the technological boom of social media platforms divvied out as sources of entertainment, connectivity, education and creativity. While older generations may remember when MySpace, AIM Messaging and Facebook came to pass, ...

  • Published
    March 31, 2021

    Online Survey: Social Media and You

    We want to hear from you about your use of Social Media as we continue our three-part series online and in The Courier-Gazette and The Camden Herald on this important topic. This survey is not scientific and people can post answers more than once. It is intended to give you a chance to share your views and thoughts anonymously and hopefully you will find it fun and interactive. Loading…

  • Published
    March 26, 2021

    Job seekers: What does social media say about you?

    This is part one of a three-part series, "Social Media and You." Part One deals with social media and employment. Future installments will deal with social media and youth, and social media and politics. A boss, or employer a future employee is hoping to impress in a job hunt, will likely see what they post on social media, whether it is a rant about politics, photos with friends on a typical Friday night, or ...

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