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Issue No. 1 Oct. 8 2012 Internet Bullying-

The presidential debate and Twitter Why is Big Bird trending on twitter? Read about how one careless mistake on social media can change everything

Does access to social media give us the right to say whatever we want? How do you know if limits are crossed? Read about a reporter who stood up for herself after a viewer wrote her a controversial email. Page 1 and 3

On the right: 2012 election button Source: www.smu.edu

On the left: Livingston with her husband. Source: WKBT.

INTERNET BULLYING MADE EASIER BY “I've   posted   about   negative   SOCIAL MEDIA emails   the   station   has   received   in   the   past,   but   this   one   delivered   By:   Annum   Roshan   and   Aleena   speciEically   to   my   wife,   morning   Gardezi anchor   Jennifer  Livingston,   has   just   infuriated  me,”  WKBIT   weatherman     Social   media   is   a   very   and   Livingston’s   husband,   Mike   effective  tool   for  those  who   want  to   Thompson   posted   on   his   Facebook   get  a  message   across  but   it   can  also   page.   “Seriously,   the   fact   that   there   have  its’  negative  aspects.  In  a  world   are  people  out  there  like  this   makes   when   contacting   someone   can   me  sick  to  my  stomach.”   happen   at   the   click   of   a   button,     Kenneth   Kraus,   a   security   people  don’t   get   the  opportunity   to   guard   saw   Livingston’s   morning   think  twice  about  the  messages  they   show   and   decided   to   offer   her   his   choose  to  send. input   regarding   her   physical     A   perfect   example   of   this   appearance. o c c u r r e d   l a s t   w e e k   w h e n   a     “Surely   you   don't   consider   Facebook   post   by   WKBIT,   a   CBS   yourself  a   suitable  example   for  this   news   afEiliate   station   in   La   Crosse,   community's   young   people,   girls   in   Wisconsin  went  viral   after  a  viewer   particular,”  Kraus   wrote.   “Obesity  is   sent   veteran   anchor,   Jennifer   one   of   the   worst   choices   a   person   Livingston,   an   email   regarding   her   can   make   and   one   of   the   most   weight.   dangerous  habits  to  maintain. 1

Most women  would  agree  to  the  fact   that  while  weight  issues  may  be  tied   to  personal  self-­‐esteem,  it’s  not  just   the  physical  aspect  of  it  that  bothers   them.    Words  can  hurt  just  as  much.     Livingston,  a  mother  of  three   girls,   was   upset   by   the   fact   that   he   called  her  a  bad   role  model  for  girls   without   knowing   anything   about   her  or  her  show. “I  am  much  more   than  a  number  on   a   scale,”   Livingston   said   on   her   morning  show  in  which  she  chose  to   address  the   letter  as   an  initiative  to   stop  others  from  “internet  bullying,”   a   topic   that   has   been   a   focus   of   many   discussions,   as   social   media   has   become  such   a  big  platform   for   sharing  opinions.    

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RECORD TWEETS   DURING   PRESIDENTIAL  DEBATE-­   KITCHEN  AID  BLUNDER;  BIG  BIRD  ENDANGERED By  Aleena  Gardezi  and  Fatima  Syed   It  was   just  another  day  in  U.S.   politics-­‐  the  most   tweeted  about   event   of   the   year;   there   were   awkward   moments,   shocking  moments,   and  of  course,   there   was   debate.     On   Wednesday   night,   everyone   was   watching   President   Barack   Obama   vs.   Republican   Presidential   candidate   Mitt   Romney   with   phones   and  laptops   very   close   by,   as   10   million   new   tweets   were   added   to   Internet   history   over   the   course   of   the   90-­‐minute   debate.   Too   much   was   said  to   give   a   brief  overview   of   what  the   world  thinks,   but   every   word  and  action   was   logged,  captured,  and  tweeted.       According   to   USA   Today   “Obama   blinked   75   times   a   minute   during   the   debate,   compared   with   Romney's  55   times  a  minute,”  which   suggested  that  the   number  of  blinks  “show   that   the  candidate  who   blinks   less  during  debates  has  won   every  presidential  election   since   1980.”     It   was   said   that   such   observations   and   research   play   to   the   demands   of   a   must-­‐have   “strong   leader”  trait  voters  search  for.     Then,   there   was   the   comment   Romney   made   about   Eiring   Big   Bird.   “   I   like   PBS.   I   love   Big   Bird.   I   actually   like   you,   too   (Debate   Moderator   Jim   Lehrer's   show  is   on   PBS),”   Romney  stated   regarding  his   plans  to   defund   public   broadcasting  to  bring   down  the   national   deEicit.   “But  I’m  not  gonna  keep  on  spending  money   on   things  to  borrow  from  China  to  pay  for.”   The   speed   and   efEiciency   of   social   media   and   social   networks   was   seen   as   participants   quickly   started  posting   pictures   of   Sesame   Street’s   famous   big   yellow   bird,   Big   Bird   and   campaigning   to   save   the   endangered   “Big  Bird”  alive  and  safe.    Big  Bird  was   one   of   the   highest   trending   topics   on   twitter   and   even   a   guest  of  this  week’s  Saturday  Night  Live  debate’s  spoof.       The  debate  also  included  a  Twitter   blunder  that   illustrated   the   importance   of   being   careful   with   what   you   tweet   or   say.   A   KitchenAid   employee   tweeted   a   2

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remark about   Obama’s   grandmother   which   stated   something   to  the  effect  of  Obama’s  Grandmother  died  3   days   before   he   became   President   because   even   knew   how   badly   this   debate   would   go.     The   controversial   tweet   was  quickly  deleted  and  replaced  with  a  message   with   apologized   for   the   remark   but   the   damage   had   already   been   done.     It   had   been   seen,   retweeted,   and   commented  on  before  any  action  was  taken.     As   a   result,   KitchenAid   offered   a   statement,   ““Deepest  apologies   for  an  irresponsible   tweet   that  is  in   no   way   a   representation   of   the   brand’s   opinion,”   the   message  read.   KitchenAid   also   explained   that   the   offensive   message   was   accidentally   tweeted   to   the   corporate   account   by   a   member   of   the   company’s   Twitter   team   instead  of   the  person’s   individual   Twitter   account   and   that   this   individual   would   no   longer   be   tweeting   for   KitchenAid.     Another   issue   discussed   on   social   media   sites   was   regarding   the  debate’s  moderator,  PBS  NewsHour’s   Jim   Lehrer.   Journalists   and   social   media   followers   argued  that  the  moderator,  PBS  NewsHour’s   Jim  Lehrer,   failed  to   follow  up  and  ask  the  questions  that   needed  to   be  addressed.     That’s   not   to   say   that   the   rest   of   the   substance   of   the   debate   doesn’t   matter.     The   O b a m a -­‐ R o m n e y   d e b a t e   summarized   the   ideologies   of   both   candidates   in   its   most   basic   form.   President   Obama   talked   about   increasing   taxes   for   the   rich   while   Romney   Josh Cielca- Twitter discussed   giving   them   a   tax   break.     Arguments   about   Obama   Care   included   Romney’s   desire   to   repeal   Obama's   health   care   plan,   remake   Medicare,   both   of   which   Obama   plans   to   keep.   Both   candidates   targeted   the   usual   areas   of   the   nation   –   education,   economy,   and   healthcare  –  but  their  plans  differed  immensely.     Despite  everything   already  having  been  said  and   analyzed,   questions   remain.   When   will   debates   be   structured   for   the   truth   to   be   clear?     When   will   it   be   more   than   just   simple   solutions,   charisma,   and   good   television?     Will   the   next   debate   beat   another   twitter   record?    Will  we  be  able  to  save  Big  Bird?     And  of  course,  who  will   win?  Let’s  see   what  the   next  presidential  debate  brings!     www.sociallysocial.com


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INTERNET BULLYING-­‐   CONTINUED   Picture   above-­   Livingston   and   her   FROM  PAGE  1   husband   launch   campaign   against   cyber  bullying.  Source:  WKBIT “That   man’s   words   mean   nothing   to   -­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­-­ me,   but   really   angers   me…there   are   the   situation   differently   if   given   children   who   don’t   know   better   —   another   chance,   this   incident   begs   to   who  get  emails   as  critical   as  the  one   I   ask   the  question,   “Why   is   our   society   received   or   in   many   cases,   even   so   obsessed   with   weight   and   body   worse,   each   and   every   day,”   she   images?” explained.  'The  internet  has  become   a     There  was  a  time  when  having   weapon   and   is   passed   down   from   a   voluptuous   Eigure   like   Marilyn   people   like   that   man   to   those   who   Monroe   was   appreciated   rather   than   don't  know  any  better.” ridiculed.   With   celebrities   such   as     Livingston   also   went   on   the   Jennifer   Aniston   and   Nicole   Kidman,   morning   shows   for   CBS,   NBC,   and   who   while   being   excellent   actresses,   ABC   to   discuss   Internet   bullying.   On   may   also   be   unrealistic   role   models,   NBC’s   Today   show,   she   pointed   out   for   the   every   day   person   who   can’t   that  she  has  never  gone   out  in  public   afford   hours   of   Eitness   training   and   to   say   that   people   should  look  at  her   nutrition   coaches   or   the   joy   of   health  “as  a  shining   example”  or  told   Photoshop.   girls  to  “aspire  to   have  a  body”  similar     Another   aspect   is   the   fashion   to  hers.   industry-­‐   there   are   the   slew   of     “If   someone   wants   to   talk   to   fashion  models   that  look   like  the   Big   me  about  the  story  I've  covered  then  I   Bad   Wolf   could   easily   blow   them   all   am  all  about  that.   My   job  is   to   go   out   down.     Although,   a   lot   of   people   tie   and   report   the   news,”   Livingston   body   image  issues  with  the  projection   explained.   “But   when   you   attack   of   ideals   by   fashion   magazine   giants   someone   on   a   personal   level   it's   not   like   Vogue,   Harper’s   Bazaar,   and   fair   at   all,   I   don't   care   if   I'm   in   the   Vanity   Fair,   the   Council   of   Fashion   public  eye  or  not.” Designers   of   America   has   recognized   this   problem   and   is   now   trying   to   Body  Image  Issues  In  Society combat  it   by  keeping  a  minimum   cut-­‐ off   weight,   educating   people   about     While   Krauss   was   repentant   the  warning  signs  of  eating  disorders,   and  said  that  he  would  have  handled   and   providing   healthy   snacks     3

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backstage.   Prominent  members  such  as   Diane   Von   Furstenberg,   Arianna   HufEington,   and   Karolina   Kurkova   have  also   gotten  together   to   promote   the  health  initiative  and  get  designers   on  board  to   stop  the  bad  effects  of  the   “skinny-­‐girl”  image.   While   it   is   important   to   remember   that   obesity   is   a   major   problem   in   the   US   with   a   total   of   35.7%   people   being   overweight,   anorexia   and   bulimia   are   equally   problematic   with   8   million   people   having   eating   disorders,   7   million   of   which   are   women,   according   to   statistics   from   South   Carolina’s   Department   of   Mental   Health.     A s   f a r   a s   L i v i n g s t o n   i s   c o n c e r n e d ,   h e r   b e i n g   s l i gh t ly   overweight   than  other  news   anchors   m a k e s   n o   d i f f e r e n c e   t o   h e r   effectiveness  at  her  job,  or  for  being   a   role  model  to   younger  girls.  She  is  an   accomplished  woman  with  brains  and   beauty,   and   hopefully,   a   time   will   come   when   the   world   is   less   concerned   with   people’s   physical   appearances,   and   more   concerned   with  their  intellect  and  talent. To   watch   Livingston’s   comments,   go   to   http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=rUOpqd0rQSo www.sociallysocial.com


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