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Social media gives — and takes away

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Brandi Smith of Smith Brothers Agency, an advertising company on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, addressed a nearly full Lawrence Hall Ballroom Monday, April 11 about her social media encounter with Lena Dunham. Smith, the agency’s digital and social strategist, explained how they composed a Twitter response to the Girls creator and star after a remark... Read More

Social media turns trendy at Point Park event

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: Twitter lit up Tuesday in Pittsburgh with a trending topic about #Burgh @ Point Park, a social media strategy workshop at Point Park University. The sold-out event featured a presentation by keynote speaker Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as a panel of leading... Read More

Funeral homes connect with public online

  By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: Cincinnati’s Walker Funeral Home created a Facebook page two years ago – and it now has 29,000 “likes.” Its posts typically deal with grief, topics for senior citizens, pre-planning funerals,  health issues  and anything else the owners feel might be interesting to their followers. The business has since  added a blog, a Pinterest... Read More

Fashion bloggers reach the world

By Alex Perry, Point Park News Service: Jessica Smart, a fashion management graduate from Toronto, gets feedback for  her ideas about the latest trends from all over the globe. Blogging has helped her gain exposure and an audience. She has noticed a change in herself too. “It truly sucks you in,” she said. “I’m more aggressive with expressing myself. It’s... Read More

Social media gives everyone ’15 minutes of fame’

By Abby Mathieu, Point Park News Service: When hip-hop artist Jay-Z came through Pittsburgh last month, he took the time to check out the North Side’s Andy Warhol Museum and kicked back on a red velvet couch similar to one the pop art creator once owned. After being posted to Instagram, the photo went viral. More than 7,600 people “liked”... Read More

Social media reshapes the courts

By Marina Weis Point Park News Service Eleven minutes before the Boston marathon explosions, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, can be seen from security camera footage carrying large backpacks. Footage from another security camera as well as photographs show them walking toward the finish line, according to a criminal complaint. Within three days, the FBI broadcast images of... Read More