Blog 7: What is social media?

What is TikTok? TikTok is a video-sharing platform owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. It is known as Douyin in China, which was launched in 2016 in China and became extremely popular in a short time. Outside of China, the app was launched in 2017. It is the most popular app in Asian countries. ThereContinue reading “Blog 7: What is social media?”

Blog 6: What is social media?

What is LinkedIn? LinkedIn is different from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It is mainly used to develop professional connections, look for opportunities and apply for jobs. Users are primarily adults, according to Pew Research Center. About 70% of users live outside the U.S. Therefore, if you want to find a job abroad, LinkedIn is a goodContinue reading “Blog 6: What is social media?”

Blog 5: What is social media?

What is Facebook/Instagram Live and why is it important? Both Facebook and Instagram have Live features. Many national news outlets, such as The New York Times, sometimes use this function for communicating with their audience in real-time. Why is Live important? If journalists want to get people engaged with more people, it is crucial forContinue reading “Blog 5: What is social media?”

Blog 4: What is social media?

What is Instagram and how to use it on reporting? Instagram is a social networking service owned by Facebook. As of February 2019, 67% of adults aged from 18 to 29 in the U.S. used Instagram, according to Statista. Moreover, “43% of female adults used Instagram compared to only 31% of adult men.” There are twoContinue reading “Blog 4: What is social media?”

Blog 3: What is social media?

What is Twitter and how to use it on reporting? Twitter is a social media platform that provides microblogging service for users, who can always interact with others through messages, known as “tweets.” Users can comment on their own tweets to post a thread. Only one in five American adults use Twitter, according to PewContinue reading “Blog 3: What is social media?”

Blog 1: What is social media and how to use it to reach more people?

The way of getting information has been changed a lot since the advent of social media. To get updated with what is happening globally, people will follow some official accounts on different platforms, which have become one of the most common ways for them to read news articles. Therefore, it is crucial for journalists toContinue reading “Blog 1: What is social media and how to use it to reach more people?”

When people need tobacco cessation services most, many have been suspended

The only group course open to the public in Columbia right now is MU Health Care’s “Quit Tobacco Now,” which met in person before the pandemic, said class facilitator Jenna Wintemberg, who is also a nationally certified tobacco treatment specialist.