Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media
Social media is one of the many indicators of how different life was 5, 10, even 20 years ago. The first social media platform was launched in 1997, and opened the doors for an entirely new method of communication. People were suddenly able to speak to their friends (and some strangers) without having to leave their home or tie up the landline.
What was once used solely for keeping up with school friends or the latest gossip, has now become one of the most popular forms of communication. Every day, people log on to see news about the world, catch … Read more “Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media”
2021 UT Social Media Week
The College of Communication and Information will host the 10th annual UT Social Media Week virtually Feb. 23-25. This year’s event features eight sessions exploring communication topics in social media from women in sports journalism to the use of the platforms by both social justice and extremism movements.
Adam Brown (AD, ’94), executive strategist at Salesforce, will serve as the keynote speaker Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. with the presentation “NOT WORKING: Why 2010s Marcom Skills Won’t Be Successful in 2021 and How the Shift from ‘Right-Brain’ to ‘Left-Brain’ Marketing Reinforces the Responsibility of Ensuring Marketing Equality.”
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Spica Shares Student Social Media Utilization Findings
Laura Spica (BA ‘80, MBA ‘92) has written an informative article on student social media use based on her experiences as a lecturer for the College of Communication and Information. View her Knox News reprinted article below.
Laura Spica: A sampling of student social mediaLaura Spica
I have the pleasure of teaching a senior-level course in social media for the University of Tennessee’s College of Communication and Information this semester.
There are a dozen students, including four graduate students and two foreign nationals, in my class of crazy-smart millennials. … Read more “Spica Shares Student Social Media Utilization Findings”
#BeMyValentine: UT Expert Reflects on Growing Popularity of Online Dating
Several years ago, the thought of online dating left you LOL. Today, it is the second most popular way for couples to meet.
“People like online dating because there are so many choices and opportunities to customize your search” for the perfect mate, said Elizabeth Hendrickson, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communications and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Hendrickson’s research interests include issues relating to social media.
“In the beginning, there was certainly a stigma attached to utilizing the sites, but that happens anytime new technology emerges within our … Read more “#BeMyValentine: UT Expert Reflects on Growing Popularity of Online Dating”