KSDK And RFT On Facebook And Twitter Provide Newsworthy, Local Information

<p><a href=”www.ksdk.com”>KSDK Channel 5 News</a> and <a href=”http://www.riverfronttimes.com/”>The Riverfront Times</a> (RFT) newspaper are both news sources that post their most interesting or hottest stories on social media sites. For the past two weeks, I have been following both organizations on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Most of the content from both news organizations contained local posts. On KSDK’s page, I was clicking on stories that involved mainly hard news stories, such as the Pulaski Bank hold up, the middle schooler bringing a gun to school, etc. On RFT’s page, I was still reading about crime stories, but I was also reading stories about the local music scene events, interesting stories–like a goose attacking a Shrewsberry Officer, and information about the Cardinal’s opening day. I prefer to follow KSDK and RFT on Facebook as opposed to Twitter because on Facebook I like to read comments from other viewers/readers. I also like how fans can post questions on Facebook pages and the news organization replies to the comment in a timely manner. As far as delivery and story selection go, the delivery was very fast and updated frequently on KSDK and RFT and the story selection was good, but I would have preferred to see more national news being updated on both KSDK and RFT. I prefer following news on social media because I can get stories instantly whenever and where ever I want as long as I have my laptop or iPhone with me, even though I do enjoy watching the news or picking up an RFT paper to read every now and then.

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Who is reading your blog?

February 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Thanks for the communal nature of Internet and the diversity of blog themes, blog readers can range from children to old professors, from mothers to professionals. Nonetheless, the content of the blogs determines who is going to read the blogs. For instance, those follow the rules of search engine optimization are more likely to have guest readers stumbled upon their blogs. Those with high quality content attract the niche readers.

 

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The Blogger’s Audience

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

One bloggers audience is most likely another blogger. For instance, there are those niche blog sites that have moms post and upload things like on Moms Like Me. This way moms can glean information from each other. It’s not just regulated to moms, however, as it can be members of a specific blogging community sharing ideas.

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A Blogger’s World

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

With the age of the internet comes a new age of interactivity.  Blogs are a perfect way to connect with people and to get information readily available to the public. The audience for blogs are generally other bloggers as they share information with each other through these sites. Professionals are even using blogs to connect with their audience and aspire to connect and reach out.  Journalists often use blogs to post their articles and to describe their experiences in the field as they gather information.  Blogs are booming and it seems like the only place it can go is up.

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The Audience of Blogs

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Generally, the audience of blogs are most likely other bloggers. This effect had lead to a “twitter trend” in the blog world, where you have bloggers telling other bloggers to follow them on their blogs. When online, people are attracted to subjects that they are interested in, allowing the blog world to be a melting pot of different people and views. Though each person has a different view, the audience of blogs all have in common the tendency to keep up with blogs, so it is important to have enough time to dedicate to a blog in order to not lose the audience.

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The Blogger’s Audience

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Most people who blog today are professionals, and it is also common for bloggers to have a graduate degree. Most of these professionals write about their area of expertise in hopes that other professionals in their field or individuals interested in their topic will read it. Most bloggers have started posting on social media sites, and using a social media site like Facebook allows a wider range of audience. For example, if I am a fan of a blogger on Facebook and “like” their post, that will show up in my news feed which all of my friends will see, which my other friends may read and “like” it as well, which could potentially have a snowball affect by expanding the audience.

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Who reads blogs?

February 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The bloggers’ audience widely consists of other bloggers who claim to get their greatest inspiration from reading others’ blogs. Although blogs are stereotypically thought to be used by antisocial tech nerds and writers who aren’t good enough to get hired, a surprisingly large number of women, especially moms, have begun to dominate the blogosphere. Corporate bloggers also make up a large portion of the blog community both in contributing and reading. The biggest audience, though, for blogs, are each of the very specific groups of people bloggers target their stories toward.

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