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In a recently published article by AdWeek , Pantene Philippines has launched a powerful campaign which zeros in on the fact that identical behavior amongst the sexes often earns men and women different labels in the workplace. The message of the video criticizes gender stereotypes and focuses on the different labels that are placed on men and women, regardless of the fact that both genders are doing the same work. In the ad, each scene displays a double-standard in a working environment. A man is viewed as the "boss" while the woman is "bossy." A man could be labeled "persuasive"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Global Media News
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Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Global Media News
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Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Global Media News
In a recent article, written by Lucia Moss of the site, Adweek, photo and video sharers are more likely to be young and female due to the heavy usage of apps like Snapchat and Instagram. According to a new Pew Internet Project report, image-sharing has been on the rise within the past year, and consists of more than half of Internet users engaging in the posting of their own videos and photos online. Snapchat, an app that automatically deletes images and videos after they’ve been viewed is a popular app used by many and approximately 9 percent of cell phone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Global Media News
While final pricing of Twitter Inc is still being hashed out between Twitter management and its underwriters, an article published by AP business writer, Ryan Nakashima, discusses the rising number of celebrities, self-promoters, and athletes are burnt out and are opting to pull the plug on the social media outlet. Some complain about the fact that their tweets are being lost amongst the noise, while others who once had a steady following are dealing with those who have turned against them. There’s a slew of celebrities who have taken a break from the service including Miley Cyrus, Alec Baldwin, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Global Media News
Courtesy Digital Dialogue Twitter is one of the most commonly used social networking sites, proven to be a platform beneficial to business people due to the number of ways in which one can use it to drive traffic to a website, blog, YouTube channels, Facebook, etc. It is drastically different than its predecessor, Facebook in the sense that you can "follow" (which is essentially like subscribing) another in order to receive their tweets in your news feed or you can be ‘followed’ by others and they will receive your tweets. Andy Lombard of the website, Marketing Land mentions networking is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Global Media News
Courtesy RocketPost The Twitter universe is one that is highly popular. A social platform phenomenon that many use to not only connect with others, but also to put the word out in short, quick blurbs. One of the popular features of Twitter is the use of the hashtag. Hashtags are used to categorize Tweets by keyword. Before the advent of Twitter, the pound sign was known to be a typographical symbol with ambitions. Julia Turner of The New York Times states, that for decades, the hashtag “was an afterthought on our telephone keypads, mashed occasionally in frustration during prolonged customer-service... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Global Media News
Is the work of traditional journalists downplayed by social media sites? No one can deny that there has been a great shift in the ways we acquire our news. Gone are the days where each and every one of us had to refer to a newspaper as one of the main resources of how we get our news. The internet has surpassed print and is the main outlet in which people get their news. Yes, some do still read the paper in addition to watching t.v. Today though, with a myriad of social platforms, tablet and smart phone apps, it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Global Media News
With all the hype surrounding the highly anticipated Google Glass, Samsung allegedly has their own aptly titled Gear Glass and it is assumed to be the prime competitor of Google Glass. As reported by Todd Haselton of Techno Buffalo,"Google Glass is still very much in its infancy, though it’s in the hands of enough developers that real use case scenarios are popping up more and more." The Gear Glass news was reported by Eldar Murtazin, a blogger, analyst, and industry insider who proclaimed the big reveal via Twitter: Haselton notes that while the cost and look of Gear Glass are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Global Media News
America is a country that is known to have an obsession with Hollywood. Once sex or anything sex-related is added to the equation, many become not only fascinated but highly critical. Whether it's a celebrity sharing photos of themselves in which certain body parts are exposed or engaging in graphic sexual acts, sharing anything of the like is a habit that the media takes advantage of to make profit. Much to the chagrin of these individuals, their private lives becomes something of public interest even more so. Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and Vanessa Hudgens are only... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Global Media News
Credit: It’s safe to say the ink-and-broadsheet legacy is in danger, print journalism is struggling and the digital era has taken the stage. While magazines and newspapers are still purchased, getting the information we need in a way that we want has become so much easier. Through Facebook, Twitter, or apps, the reader controls what content they wish to intake. Younger generations and even older generations have become accustomed to having choices. Alternatives are a good thing, but what happens once there is one medium and its predecessor has died out? One would have no choice but to conform.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Global Media News
It is no surprise that technology plays a major role in our daily lives when it comes to interaction. With the advancement of laptops, smart phones and tablets, being connected is a way of life that we have all learned to integrate into our daily routine. Social media plays a large role in this convergence too, as people communicate with one another via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like. We are forced to keep with the times and conform. When, though, does this technological takeover become a problem? According to The New York Times, Erik Brynjolfsson, an economist and director... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Global Media News
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