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November 12, 2012

Character is what you do when no one is watching. We have all heard that phrase at some point in our lives, but our generation has a much higher hurdle to jump to live up to these words.

November 5, 2012

Presidential Candidates Barack Obama, Joe Biden: http://www.barackobama.com/ Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan: http://www.mittromney.com/ Virgil Goode, Jim Clymer: http://www.goodeforpresident2012.com Gary Johnson, James P. Gray: http://www.garyjohnson2012.com Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala: http://www.jillstein.org Barbara Dale Washer, Cathy Toole: NO WEBSITE FOUND United States Senate candidates Albert N. Gore, Jr.: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Albert_N._Gore,_Jr. Roger F.

October 23, 2012

Two weeks ago, an enterprising reporter at Gawker uncovered the real-life identity of the website Reddit’s most notorious troll.
Michael Brutsch, who posted under the pseudonym “violentacrez,” has been responsible for some of the website’s most reprehensible content, most notably a thread called “creepshots.” That thread encouraged users to take photos of unsuspecting women in public and post them to be commented on by Reddit users. There were also sub-forums specifically for underage girls, lesbians and various ethnicities.

September 4, 2012

Tweeting has become second nature for some of us. You tweet what your friend wore to a party the night before, you tweet what you wore to the same party and then you tweet who looked better.
Tweeting has become a vital part of our social, personal and professional lives. Next to Facebook, it’s that all-important action that keeps you connected and pertinent in this digital world in which we live.

August 22, 2012

Maybe privacy is overrated. Maybe asking someone if you can use their personal opinions as endorsements is just a common courtesy that’s outdated in this digital and technological world that we now live in.
And maybe Republican Todd Akin will be the keynote speaker at the next National Organization for Women’s conference too. Right after Akin congratulates Joe Biden on shooing himself and President Obama right back into the White House with his winning speech at a recent Virginia rally.

July 11, 2012

 
Beginning this column with “When I was in high school” just didn’t seem like the most attention-getting way of making a point. However, it’s unavoidable, due to the content. So, let me apologize up front. 

March 27, 2012

Something is in the air, and it’s not pollen. It’s not localized to one campus, county or state — it’s not even localized to one country. People around the world with Internet access have realized something they never have before: individuals have a voice, and it is a loud one. We are in the midst of the beginning of a new era; not the previous, dated Social Media Era, but the Social Individual Era. The Social Individual Era has the ability to be more powerful than the Civil Rights Era.

 

Something is in the air, and it’s not pollen. It’s not localized to one campus, county or state — it’s not even localized to one country. People around the world with Internet access have realized something they never have before: individuals have a voice, and it is a loud one. We are in the midst of the beginning of a new era; not the previous, dated Social Media Era, but the Social Individual Era. The Social Individual Era has the ability to be more powerful than the Civil Rights Era. 

March 19, 2012

Ole Miss students will soon be getting Google email accounts.

 

Ole Miss students will soon be getting Google email accounts.

The University of Mississippi’s Office of Information Technology has started the transition from UM Webmail to UM Google Mail. Students are now able to opt in to UM Gmail. This account will be hosted with Google, but it will have the “go.olemiss.edu” extension rather than “gmail.com.” 

February 20, 2012

Journalism 500 students asked Ole Miss students how they're planning to spend their spring break. You can listen to their responses here.

Journalism 500 students asked Ole Miss students how they're planning to spend their spring break. You can listen to their responses, recorded on Broadcastr.com, below -- or record your own and map it to your destination by signing up for a free account here.

 

 

February 5, 2012

As I come closer to the end of my journey at Ole Miss and move into the professional world, I have become exceedingly thoughtful about my communication with friends, family and colleagues, or the lack thereof. 

 

As I come closer to the end of my journey at Ole Miss and move into the professional world, I have become exceedingly thoughtful about my communication with friends, family and colleagues, or the lack thereof. 

I have recently become puzzled by the fact that I only get to know some people on the surface. I often find myself questioning whether or not I have a desire to get to know people better, or is it that we live in a society where social networks inhibit our ability to get to know people beyond what meets the eye? 

January 31, 2012

In a world of social media craze, we are becoming so unbelievably exposed to different sources of information that we often neglect to realize what we are taking in. Recently, informational or opinionated “viral” YouTube video links have been posted to Facebook walls and Twitter feeds. Most college students have seen the “Religion versus Jesus” video in the past month or two, and similar videos are spreading around our social media outlets like wildfire. I saw a link to another one of these videos — this time, though, I watched it. 

 

January 29, 2012

With websites like Facebook and Twitter, we have several opportunities to expand our roster of “friends” and “followers.”

 

With websites like Facebook and Twitter, we have several opportunities to expand our roster of “friends” and “followers.”

January 26, 2012

On Monday, in a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court held that police must obtain a warrant before using a global positioning system to track suspects.

 

On Monday, in a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court held that police must obtain a warrant before using a global positioning system to track suspects.

Justice Samuel Alito focused on the physical nature of attaching a GPS device to a suspect’s vehicle. 

Frankly, this is not a surprising outcome. One can easily imagine a variety of ways in which police officers maneuver themselves in order to attach these devices to cars.

November 30, 2011

There's a new scandal involving a politcan, but this time it's  a Twitter controversy Nixon would be proud of. 

 

Well at least this time a scandal involving a politician, a young girl and a Twitter account didn’t involve pictures of someone’s junk. However, when 18-year-old high school senior Emma Sullivan was visiting the Kansas state capital and tweeted her thoughts about Governor Sam Brownback, namely that she thought “he sucked,” the kerfuffle that ensued was unimaginable. 

November 16, 2011

Are you lying about anything online? 

 

Be honest, have you really read and loved the entire works of Dostoevsky in the original Russian? Do you really celebrate the entire catalogue of Woody Allen’s early works? If you’re lying about anything in an online profile, it could soon be a criminal offense if the White House gets its way.

November 14, 2011

Will you be watching the Oscars? Angela Rogalki will be. 

 

Amidst a week of turmoil, controversies, upsets and political decisions made, it’s nice to know that there are bright spots to talk about in this world of ours. 

November 8, 2011

Starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, students in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media will be covering election-related events in Oxford and Lafayette County.

Check the Mississippi Election Day blog often to see what’s happening at the polls, what political experts have to say about the most significant races and issues, how the party faithful are spending the final hours and what’s driving voters to cast their ballots.

November 6, 2011

How much are your tweets worth? 

 

How’d you like to get $10,000 or more per tweet? 

Well, according to an article in The Clarion Ledger, if your last name is along the lines of Kardashian, Spelling or Dogg, you just might be able to pull it off.

It seems Twitter is revolutionizing the way merchants hawk their wares. Since their inception some five years ago, the online avenue for all things “tweetable” has transformed the way people shop, vote and start revolutions. 

October 12, 2011

My dream has always been to work in the fashion industry. Whether it’s writing, styling or organizing a closet, the fashion world is where I want to be.
In order to work in the industry, you have to know the industry backward and forward. You can never know too much. Ever.
So for all you fashion lovers — and despite the great amount of you wearing Nike shorts and T-shirts, I know you are out there — here is a list of my top 10 favorite fashion blogs.
From street style, to job postings, to trend alerts, these blogs will give you everything you need to know and more about the world of fashion and how to get in it.
I did my best to rank my favorites (No. 1 being my all-time favorite and No. 10 being my almost favorite), but they are all amazing in so many ways and offer different information.
10. Style.com
While more a branch off the magazine than a blog, style.com has done a wonderful job of turning the magazine into an online source of information different from its glossy pages.
Style.com is my go-to for runway information. It posts every image from every designer showing at fashion weeks all over the globe, making you feel like you are sitting in the front row rather than at your computer screen.
It also offers an exclusive look at after-parties and fashion news.
9. GoFugYourself.com
If you are in search of the greatest fashion disasters, look no further. GoFugYourself was created by two friends in search of a diversion from their real lives, and making fun of fashion’s greatest victims gave them that satisfaction.
Deriving from the word “fugly,” GoFugYourself is a fantastic satire on the fashion world and all those who are a part of it. If you thought Joan Rivers was harsh on “The Fashion Police,” you ain’t seen nothing yet.
From celebrities to socialites, the “Fug Girls,” as they are known, show no mercy. So the next time you have a second thought about an outfit, beware of who might be watching.
8. Fashionista.com
This site is a chronicle of the fashion universe. From the runway to the knockoffs on Canal Street in New York City, this blog takes you behind the scenes of up-and-coming trends.
The goal of fashionista.com is to search out the next great designers, trends and deals while also dishing on models, gossip and everything fashionable.
7. T Magazine
The New York Times, also known as the mecca of the journalistic world, possesses some of the country’s greatest fashion writers.
What is seen in the style section every Thursday and Sunday is nothing compared to the blog devoted to everything fashion.
And I’m not just talking clothes. The blog equivalent of the style section includes travel, food and culture, all revolving around one word: style.
It offers not only a glimpse into the fashion world, but also a lifestyle. A way to live every part of your life in style.
6. The Zoe Report
If you do not know who Rachel Zoe is, stop reading now. As one of the most sought-after stylists in the industry, Zoe should be not only a fashion lover’s icon, but also her inspiration.
The Zoe Report is a daily email service that sends fashion trends right to your phone or computer. With advice on decorating, makeup, baby clothes and more, The Zoe Report is my daily go-to for the latest trends and inspiration.
The stylist herself also answers fashion questions from her loyal followers. What’s not to love? Subscribe to the free newsletter at thezoereport.com.
5. The Sartorialist
Created by photographer Scott Schuman, this site offers a dialogue between the fashion world and the real world.
The blog is simple: photographs and comments. That is it. Schuman takes street style to the next level by finding people (any people) and photographing them. He posts them and waits for comments.
The simple site is a fun way to communicate with fashion lovers like yourself. Whether you love or hate the look, someone else feels the same way. It is simply amazing.
4. WhoWhatWear.com
Love, love, love is all I can say about this next blog. It takes the season’s hottest trends and tells you not only where to buy them, but also multiple ways to wear them.
The site opens up with the Style Stalker: the moment’s trendiest person in all her stylish glory. It features the person’s style, biography and where to buy every article of clothing she is wearing, also known as outfit IDs.
Seriously, go check it out. Now!
3. LittleMissCareerist.com
If you are serious about working in the fashion industry, this is a blog you MUST follow. It posts jobs and internships in every aspect of the fashion industry from writing and buying to styling and designing.
And not only that, it tells you how to network, how to create a blog and most importantly, how to become important in an industry that is so difficult to be seen in.
If you only look at one blog on this list, this needs to be the one. LMC’s goal is to inspire and motivate you to find that dream job, and then it tells you how to get it. Create your personal brand, and do it with LMC.
2. The Cut
This is truly my No. 1 fashion blog. I follow it religiously, reading every post and examining every photograph.
This New York Magazine blog is chock-full of every speck of fashionable news all over the world. It brings you sample sales of the day, the best look of the day and updates from every designer, socialite and politico (even following Michelle Obama, aka MObama watch).
It goes behind the scenes of every fashion show in every city. It tells you the inspiration behind a designer’s new line. It gives you the gossip behind the clothes and so much more. It is interesting, intriguing and, yes, inspiring.
1. YOURS
No, that is not the name of the blog. I am talking about a blog created by you, for you. Well, maybe not all for you, but for your benefit.
Whether it becomes a famous blog or not, creating your own blog is the best way to put your name to your talent, whether it’s writing, designing, styling or whatever your passion is, a blog can get you noticed.
Post anything that inspires you, anything that interests you. Post your work, sketches and photography samples. Because without samples, you will go nowhere.
Visit hautytoddy.wordpress.com if you need a little inspiration.
If you want to work in the industry or just read about the industry, these blogs will guide you through the complicated lives of fashion’s elite.

My dream has always been to work in the fashion industry. Whether it’s writing, styling or organizing a closet, the fashion world is where I want to be.
In order to work in the industry, you have to know the industry backward and forward. You can never know too much. Ever.
So for all you fashion lovers — and despite the great amount of you wearing Nike shorts and T-shirts, I know you are out there — here is a list of my top 10 favorite fashion blogs.

September 21, 2011

As Twitter usage becomes more widespread among student-athletes, athletic departments across the country are coming to an agreement — Twitter is the devil.

First banned last year at Boise State by head football coach Chris Petersen, several other programs around the country, including Kansas, South Carolina, St. John’s, Villanova and Mississippi State, have all decided to pull the plug on the social media website.

September 17, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn

Good Morning everyone,

Welcome to the Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt live blog. I will be providing constant updates throughout the game. We will also be answering questions as they come in. You can ask us questions through Twitter or through a comment on the blog

If you are away from a computer you can follow us on Twitter @thedm_sports

3:52 pm

September 9, 2011

 

Of all the forms of communication on this campus, email is at the top of the list. 

Tasks including student to teacher communication and UM Today is communicated through the privately-run Ole Miss webmail system. 

August 28, 2011

 

On June 28, Google launched a campaign to kill Facebook.

 

On June 28, Google launched a campaign to kill Facebook.