Tag Archives: Facebook

Social Media: Vast Wasteland 2.0

The golden era has ended…yet again. Media and movements (often entwined) arise and thrive in this so-called gilded time. We marvel at new capabilities, new ideas, new diversions. But then the luster dulls. It is happening to social media–and by … Continue reading

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Voice of America, Voice of Russia—February 2018

The New York Times and other media report Russians’ use of Facebook to stir discord during the 2016 election. In reading this article, assess how outside parties can use Facebook tools to learn detailed personal data about users and target them with paid … Continue reading

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Three Examples of Bad PR–Q4, 2012

In the final hours of 2012 (Pacific time), I present three examples of bad PR from the fourth quarter of the year. BBC–The British Broadcasting Corporation, one of the world’s most respected media organizations, suffered massive public relations damage with … Continue reading

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