Posts tagged ‘twitter’

June 12, 2011

Could Social Networks be Disconnecting College Students From Jobs?

When it comes to social networks, Katie Fendick is “always plugged in.”

“It’s a way to stay in touch with people, or stay in touch with the world around you,” she says.

Fendick, 21, is a graphic design major. She transferred recently from the University of San Francisco to City College of San Francisco. Brown hair, a taste for spicy tuna, and a tendency to dote on her cat are just a few of her characteristics, and they are neither more or less distinguishing than her ability to use social networks. That, too, comes naturally to her.

Fendick says, when a new tool goes public she will “sign up and use it once to see.”

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November 2, 2010

San Francisco Riot Sets Twitter On Fire

“Using Twitter to track a rioting city. Traditional media just died,” posted emilyhku to Twitter following the San Francisco Giants World Series victory, using the hash tag “sfriot”. This witty musing on the nature of the ever changing American media landscape however came just 5 minutes after sac news wire Tweeted that “multiple people [were] struck by gun fire,” reflecting the theme among the voices pulsating from The City of San Francisco police Scanner, made available by Itunes, as down town San Francisco was speckled with riots last night.

Although Twitter has emerged as an up to the second news source in the age of new, or digital media, hailed by many as the key to future “citizen journalism,” the difference in the comments via Twitter and the comments made by SFPD during “the riot” shows disconnect between the events that transpired and the reporting done online.

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