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Friday, January 29, 2016

Data Privacy Week - Smart Phones, Children, and Social Media


Today marks the end of Data Privacy Week with the Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI). Today's post is focused on how to keep children safe on their smart phones. Smart phones and tablets can be the source of educational information for children, but it can also put their personal data at risk.

Here are some tips focused on how to keep children safe on smart phones. Smart Phones, Children, and Social Media - How to Protect Children on Their Smart Phone

The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Data Privacy Day - How to Own Your Own Online Presence!

It's Data Privacy Day! The Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI) is an official partner with the National Cyber Security Alliance's for their Data Privacy Day! 

Here is a neat infographic focused on "How to Own Your Own Online Presence".


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.


Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TSMRI is a Data Privacy Day Champion with the National Cyber Security Alliance's Data Privacy Day


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI) is gearing up for our 5th partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance's Data Privacy Day. We are an official champion of this day and we join the following universities and organizations in promoting this day - Indiana University, Connecticut College, NC State University, Cisco, and Barry University.

This year's theme for the official day (January 28th) is "Respecting Privacy Safeguarding Data Enabling Trust". We look forward to this day each January and we love to involve our students, faculty, and staff.

TSMRI's Chats for Data Privacy Day
January 28, 2016 (5th Thurs.)

*Connect with TSMRI on Google Communities at 10:30am
TSMRI Institute Meeting (Board and Interns)

*Interns - #txsocialmedia at 8pm (and Fridays at 11am) (Topic - Social Media & Health - Including Wearable Technologies)
Communication Studies Board Room
January Training Topic for Meetings: Content Curation (Creating a Week Long Campaign)

Moderator - Kelsey
January 27, 2016
Data Privacy Month (#PrivacyAware)
#ChatSTC Twitter Chat at 2pm (CDT)
On Twitter
January 28, 2016
National Data Privacy Day #DPD16


To prepare for the privacy-focused chats and activities this week, watch this quick introduction (and background) to Data Privacy Day. Here's a quick introduction:


The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.


Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Is Social Media a DIY Activity? - Yes! Your Organization or Business Can Manage Their Own Social Media Accounts


Sometimes, organizations and businesses have a difficult time managing their social media accounts when they are also juggling day-to-day action items. This is a constant struggle for most organizations who do not have a dedicated person managing their accounts.

Here is a great resource from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. This video focuses on how organizations can manage their own social media accounts.


What has been the most difficult aspect of managing your organization's social media accounts?

The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.

Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Monday, December 21, 2015

Latest in Social Media Research - New issue of Journal of Social Media in Society


The Journal of Social Media in Society published its Fall 2015 issue.
Check out the latest in social media research:

  • Social Comparison of Idealized Female Images and the Curation of Self on Pinterest by Neil Alperstein (Loyola University Maryland)
  • “Who are we Online?” Approaches to Organizational Identity in Social Media Contexts by Veronica R. Dawson (University of Utah)
  • Media and Identity in the Margins: The Garifuna Response to Social Media by Jared Johnson (Oklahoma State University) & Clark Callahan (Brigham Young University)
  • Facebook As A Campaign Tool During The 2012 Elections: A New Dimension To Agenda Setting Discourse by Arthur D. Santana (San Diego State University) & Lindita Camaj (University of Houston)
  • Facebook, YouTube and Instagram: Exploring Their Effects on Undergraduate Students’ Personality Traits by Norsiah Abdul Hamid, Mohd Sobhi Ishak & Siti Syamsul Nurin Mohmad Yazam (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
Our next issue will publish in May 2016. Check out our archives and search feature at thejsms.org to find other research.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Marketer Meets the Meme - A Recap from Mr. Dick Benoit's Session at the Texas Social Media Conference


The 5th Annual Texas Social Media Conference included amazing presentations focused on social media presented by researchers and individuals in the social media fields. Here's one of the presentations by Mr. Richard Benoit from the Tarleton State University Communication Studies Department.



PRESENTED BY: Dick Benoit (Adjunct Lecturer, Tarleton State University - Communication Studies)
DESCRIPTION - Discussion of the origins of memes, examples and case studies of their use in print, mass and social media, as well as analysis of contemporary use of memes in social media, approaching the topic using early diffusion theory and contemporary concepts of cultures and co-cultures impact on the communication environment as related to the efficacy of memes.

Mr. Benoit also distributed a handout to the participants from the Quality Logo Products Company
7 Things Marketers Should Know About Memes (The Ultimate Meme FAQ)

Here's his contact information: benoit@tarleton.edu

Sincerely,

The Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI)

### The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions. Contact us: Dr. Jennifer Edwards, Executive Director texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Monday, November 16, 2015

Texas Social Media Conference - Almost 500 Tweets, 5 Periscope Sessions, MANY Pictures

Here is a recap of all of the tweets from the Texas Social Media Conference. We hope you enjoy reading the tweets, examining the resources, and laughing at the social media engagement!

- The Texas Social Media Research Institute


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