Social Media http://wunc.org en How Did #NotYourAsianSidekick Become The Place To Talk About Race and Stereotypes Online? http://wunc.org/post/how-did-notyourasiansidekick-become-place-talk-about-race-and-stereotypes-online <p>Lots of people are talking about race on Twitter this week, using the hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick.</p><p>The person who started the conversation is <a href="http://criticalspontaneity.com/about/">the writer Suey Park</a>. She says that there are so many stereotypes: Asians are submissive, good at math and science, and play the violin. She wants to have a fuller conversation about Asian Americans.</p><p>This minute and a half BBC video is a good intro to Suey and the topic:</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:24:41 +0000 Carol Jackson, Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 27682 at http://wunc.org How Did #NotYourAsianSidekick Become The Place To Talk About Race and Stereotypes Online? Is Facebook Good For Your Health? http://wunc.org/post/facebook-good-your-health <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 16.5pt;">Scientists and public health officials are increasingly turning to social media and peer-to-peer networks to educate the public.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:47:10 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 26871 at http://wunc.org Is Facebook Good For Your Health? Will The Revolution Be Tweeted? http://wunc.org/post/will-revolution-be-tweeted <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://technosociology.org/">Zeynep Tufekci</a> was only 16 years old and living in her native Turkey when she became a computer programmer.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:41:53 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26000 at http://wunc.org Will The Revolution Be Tweeted? What To Expect From Internet Summit 2013 http://wunc.org/post/what-expect-internet-summit-2013 <p></p><p>The sixth annual <a href="http://www.internetsummit.com/">Internet Summit</a> is in Raleigh this week, and organizers are hoping to leave conference&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">goers a little starstruck.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:35:52 +0000 Eric Mennel 25639 at http://wunc.org What To Expect From Internet Summit 2013 NC Court Of Appeals Rules That Registered Sex Offenders Can Use Social Media http://wunc.org/post/nc-court-appeals-rules-registered-sex-offenders-can-use-social-media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that registered sex offenders can use social media websites. The ruling invalidates a portion of&nbsp;a&nbsp;North Carolina law passed in 2008 called the Protect Children From Sexual Predators&nbsp;Act.</span></p><p align="left">Lester Packingham, Jr. brought the case. He's a registered sex offender who lives in Durham. In 2012, Packingham, Jr. was convicted of accessing a commercial social networking site. He had been using Facebook.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:46:46 +0000 Sam Sanders 21107 at http://wunc.org NC Court Of Appeals Rules That Registered Sex Offenders Can Use Social Media Google Names Cary The Leading NC City For Online Business http://wunc.org/post/google-names-cary-leading-nc-city-online-business <p>Google has announced its first <a href="http://www.google.com/economicimpact/ecities/index.html">eCity awards</a>, recognizing one city in every state for the strength of its online business community. In North Carolina, Google gave that distinction to Cary for the high percentage of small businesses that leverage the Internet to connect with customers. Being an eCity won’t earn Cary cash prizes or awards, but it does earn the mayor a congratulatory phone call from Google and some hefty bragging rights.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:52:25 +0000 Laura Candler 21085 at http://wunc.org Google Names Cary The Leading NC City For Online Business Social Media & Social Change http://wunc.org/post/social-media-social-change <p>This month, the San Diego-based nonprofit organization Invisible Children debuted a Web video campaign called “<a href="http://www.kony2012.com/" target="_blank">Kony</a><a href="http://www.kony2012.com/" target="_blank"> 2012</a>.” The short film aims to raise awareness about a man named Joseph Kony who has been responsible for kidnapping countless children in Northern Uganda and other areas in Central Africa for use in his rebel army. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:24:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Meghan Modafferi 5034 at http://wunc.org Social Media & Social Change Chief Marketing Officers Spend on Social Media http://wunc.org/post/chief-marketing-officers-spend-social-media <p>Marketing executives say they’re hiring and they’re increasing social media budgets.</p><p>Chief Marketing Officers questioned for the bi-annual C-M-O Survey, say they plan on spending about 10-percent of their budgets on social media.&nbsp; That’s an increase of three-percent.&nbsp; Christine Moorman is a professor at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and director of The C-M-O Survey.&nbsp; She says the increase shows companies are trying to figure out how to integrate social media with the rest of their strategy.</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7498 at http://wunc.org Twongo Works to Grow "Local" Social Couponing http://wunc.org/post/twongo-works-grow-local-social-couponing <p>There’s a company in the Triangle that’s fighting for leverage in the big wide world of social couponing.&nbsp; <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.twongo.com/"> Twongo</a></span> – based in Cary – began competing in the “daily deal” game early last year. &nbsp; Today – the company considers its main competitors Groupon and Living Social. Twongo says there’s room for everybody – but in the Raleigh – Durham-area – they want to be number one.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:15:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7517 at http://wunc.org