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[View the story "Aftermath of \"Catfish\"" on Storify] Whether it's out of revenge, loneiless, curiosity, or boredom, an emerging class of internet predators are finding excuses and ways to scam their way into relationships online with people who unknowingly fall for it unexpectantly. The fabricated life stories and photographs that these scammer's, or "Catfish", put together online often contain the experiences, friends, resumes and job titles that they wish were their own, providing a complete window into how these scammers want the world to see them, which is often times vastly different from their real lives. The emergence of such... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Global Media News
[<a href="//" target="_blank">View the story "\"Catfish\"" on Storify</a>] "Catfish" became a documentary in 2010 based on the experience of Nev Schulman engaging in a cyber relationship with a woman with an ominous identity that after almost a year he found to be a total lie. This phenomenon has become so huge and widespread that the name "Catfish" itself has been coined in describing and referring to this fake identity. After his film “Catfish” began playing on TV, Schulman received a flood of emails from fans describing their own experiences or concerns about their online partners, asking him to help them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Global Media News
Can social media really help the popularity of an independent film? Social media is a great way for producers to engage their audience and gain fans. Independent filmmakers who are looking to produce low budget films can utilize social platforms such as; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram not just to promote films, but also casting, staffing, and funding projects can be done through these medias as well. Producer Mark Burnett had only 6 days notice to promote his television miniseries The Bible for it's release in Australia. In a presentation at the American Film Market he emphasized the power... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Global Media News
[<a href="//" target="_blank">View the story "Paramore" on Storify</a>] What is Storify? Storify tell stories by collecting updates from social networks, amplifying the voices that matter to create a new story format that is interactive, dynamic and social. Discover meaningful social media from the best storytellers online, including journalists, bloggers, editors and everyday people. Storify allows you to search new, topics, trends, create your own stories, search for social media elements, curate elements, write your own narrative, embed stories anywhere, and go viral and put them anywhere. Storify is not limited to just text, pictures and videos but enables all use... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Global Media News
Google is at it again! The "Make me Asain" and "Make me Indian"apps on the Google Play Store overlay racist stereotypes onto people's photos by adding various stereotypical features to someones face such as; a rice hat, a headband with feathers, or slanted eyes and so on. Google has tried to defend itself in this matter by stating they are not responsible for the content of apps because Android is an open source. Google has also refused to remove the apps from its Google Play store. They said the apps do not violate the company’s policies of Google’s hate-speech policy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Global Media News
A question that has been circulating around recently because of the ad campaign by United Nations Women, featured on that has offensive and sexist Google auto completes over women's mouths. People and organizations, UN Women, are taking notice of Google's automated searching and not standing for it. In addition to this, Lancaster University in Germany has done a study regarding this sexism and racism and brought it to court against Google. The court has said Google must ensure terms generated by auto complete, which represent the level of questions people are asking, are not offensive or defamatory. In a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Global Media News
Is Bitcoin encouraging online poker players to sink into debt with this intangible currency that may give the users the illusion it is infinite? The number one online poker site using Bitcoin, SealsWithClubs, is owned by Brian Micon who is in debt himself. He is 200,000+ in debt in loans to vegas pros. If the owner of the most popular poker site can't even stay out of debt why would anyone else want to be involved. One of the users of SealsWithClubs recently posted in one of the commentary boards on the Bitcoin forum that he is in serious Bitcoin... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Global Media News
Technology is certainly taking over and the classroom is no exception. Chalkboards and whiteboards are being fazed out and touchscreens are becoming the norm. Apple has recently come out with the "showme interactive whiteboard" app. This app allows you to use your finger as a marker and draw or write whatever you want and compile it into a tutorial, slide show, mini power point or whatever you would like to call it. Not only can this show what ever is drawn or written and save it but it also records a voice over at the same time. This new tool... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Global Media News
Are young people really that digitally savvy? Young people today are always stereotyped and looked at as the people conducting new technology and whizzes at any screen they touch. However, this is not really the case. According to an article in Georgia Tech fewer than one-third of young people around the world are “digital natives," meaning digitally fluent. But what does it really mean to be digitally fluent or savvy? The terms are being misconstrued and giving some people too much credit. In an article by Kelsey Herron she claims that each generation is comfortable with different digital tools, creating... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Global Media News
DocumentCloud is a brilliant source and tool for Journalists alike. DocumentCloud allows Journalists to upload their work to a professional cite to be shared, built upon, and connected with similar material. DocumentCloud connects Journalists in the same newsroom and newsrooms around the world. This system was created by Journalists and is created for journalistic use and practice. Authenticity and primary sourcing are the crux of differentiating this cyber newsroom from any other sign in and upload a document cite. The documents uploaded can be shared for the public or kept private as well providing a personal work environment and a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Global Media News is a "social magazine" where people can make web pages of topics they find interesting or want to share. has only been around for about two years but has already exploded with over seven million users. Similar in concept to Pinterest, is a wordy Pinterest. Pinterst is known for its pictures, collages, and story boards and now is doing a similar thing but the collages are articles and interesting news and information in a cool way. This description alone could not sound more perfect for journalists. is an incredible platform for journalists to not only... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Global Media News
Living in a world today where smart phones are overwhelming and people can take and upload a picture of anything anywhere to the Internet or social media outlet, such as Instagram, in seconds has ushered in new competition from a totally different field for journalists and photojournalists. According to an article interview hosted by Mother Jones with photographer Fred Ritchin he says that, "Photojournalism has become a hybrid enterprise of amateurs and professionals." Contributing to this new world we live in of photographers being a skilled professional or now person with a smart phone or instagram. People are substituting filters... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Global Media News
Does Twitter only have a social purpose? Of course not! Twitter more so than any other social media is a social site that not only includes social outlets, but interactive professional and career connection outlets as well. Journalist's in particular have gravitated towards and have adapted to Twitter as a professional working tool. They use it as a forum to find stories, interact and talk with other journalist's, reporters and other user's, to see what's going on, and make connection with other people in their field and or beat. Tweeting in Journalism is very big on starting conversations and interacting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Global Media News
Media is constantly changing and competing with other media. But as the media and media techniques are evolving it is revealing that fellow media competitors and increasing technology is not the only competition. The audience itself, the readers, the responders, the buyers, the people, us, we are thereal competition. Particularly in the journalism media forum this awareness of the audience being a dictator in how things succeed or fail has been rising. " Media futurists have predicted that by 2021, "citizens will produce 50 percent of the news peer-to-peer."" Many sites and paper are taking a jump into this new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at Global Media News
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