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Charlotte moves to #DroptheNC

Convention Watch: Stop it with the N.C., already Our city has the Panthers, the Bobcats, Bank of America and even the dang Democratic National Convention. And still news readers around the USA have to be reminded that we are Charlotte, N.C.? Baltimore has fewer people, but you won’t see Baltimore, Md. atop news stories about…

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“Design Thinking” at ACBJ’s Digital Speaker Series

Our Community 2.0 project is starting to generate some attention, and I was honored to be invited to share my work in the Digital Speaker Series hosted by American City Business Journals in Charlotte, North Carolina, last week. Here is the slide deck from the presentation, which focused on applying design thinking to the issues of…

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Go Hunt Scan – Hospital’s history lesson goes digital

“Thanks for 100 years, Greenville.” A centennial celebration serves as the foundation for a digital scavenger hunt like no other. On the occassion of its 100th anniversary, Greenville Hospital System (GHS) is chronicling its history through a summer-long event that combines digital technology and community. From May 4-August 11, 2012, GHS’s Go-Hunt-Scan invites participants to find and…

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Now Available: Community 2.0

As our society becomes more saturated with digital technologies, members in and leaders of all types of communities will be challenged to incorporate, assess, and even design digital and media tools and experiences for their communities. Community 2.0 – at the intersection of digital media and information design – aims to integrate information design squarely…

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What’s Next, and Why it Could Matter to You, with Amy Webb

They’re not just scary trends that invade our privacy. Even frightening tools can be used for good. Amy Webb of Webbmedia Group, a digital strategy agency, highlighted three current trends that could be made relevant to community foundations at the Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar. Social discovery. Tagging, or captioning, pictures with hyperlinks occurs across…

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Does Technology Impact our Health?

Bobby DeMuro, who has been hosting The Bobby DeMuro Show on WBT Radio every Sunday evening since fall 2011, tackles current issues related to public health. This week’s topic: Does technology impact our health? Bobby hosted me on tonight’s show alongside Jason Silverstein, Jon West, and others to discuss current issues in media, technology, and society. My section of the show covered the ways…

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Google, Wikipedia black out over SOPA

Even though the widespread and unconfirmed Internet shutdown scheduled for today has not yet happened, major websites are using their own typical strategies to spread the word about SOPA. SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (H.R. 3261) currently in process in the US House of Representatives, was introduced by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) on December 16,…

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Facebook Etiquette, according to Dear Abby

Dear Abby, the well-known advice column, has finally dealt with the etiquette of posting photos on Facebook. In her column on December 11, 2011, Abigail van Buren responded to a reader who was concerned about photos taken of her that ended up online. The gentle reader, who calls herself “Camera-Shy in Pennsylvania,” described her personal weight…

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Twitter and Teacher Behaviors

Does Twitter influence student perceptions of teacher behaviors? As part of a session surrounding new and emerging technologies in instruction, I presented my research (co-authored with Kristen Bostedo-Conway) on Twitter’s role in the classroom at the National Communication Association 2011 National Convention in New Orleans, LA. We conducted this research in Spring 2010 to better understand…