Social media killing teen party habits

The youth of today, referred to as either Gen Z or iGen depending upon who you ask, don’t party as much as older generations did. Psychologist Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., writing for WIRED’s Backchannel, reports that individuals born in 1995 or later no longer take part in partying or other …

Online video fails to engage users

With services like Snapchat, Facebook Live and Instagram providing platforms for video sharing, not to mention the perennial video king in YouTube, various online players are cranking out video pieces left and right. However, despite this push to produce such content, users don’t seem to be quite as excited about consuming …

Engage students with Snapchat

My students are all on Snapchat. I have an account too, and so I often get students asking me for my account name because they want to connect with me. I always tell them no because I don’t want to see anything I shouldn’t. I’m not naive. I know that …

Treat news sites with care of a chef

The traffic numbers for Sterling Student Publications, the site operated by my journalism students, is abysmal. This is especially true for our homepage, so I started to look around for tips and tricks of improving those numbers. I stumbled across a Feb. 15, 2016, article on jeadigitalmedia.org written by Jonathan Rogers. …