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Communication: Social Media

People, ideas, information, and resources for the study of communication in the 21st century

Communication RSS Bundle

The Communication Google RSS Feed contains regularly-updating sources of information.  You can add this feed bundle to your own feed reader.  For more information on RSS feeds, visit the Building RSS Feeds page.

Facebook Pages

Any organization worth its salt will have a Facebook presence.  Simply visit these pages and "like" the organization or publication. Then, regular updates will appear in your news stream.

Using Social Media to find Resources in Communication Studies

Most of us use social media every day.  We keep up with friends, entertain ourselves, follow celebrities, or look to stay caught up on what's happening in the world.  It's important to realize that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube aren't just ways to connect with friends.  We can use social media networks to find information for our courses as well. 

On this page, you'll find ideas for incorporating a variety of social media platforms into your information seeking and research processes.  In particular, you'll find ready-made content streams that you can plug into the following platforms:

  • Google RSS Reader
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

You'll also discover ways to discover how to have information come to you from the best sources online including:

  • Web-only publications
  • Peer-reviewed journals
  • Blogs
  • Podcasts
  • Video channels

You might find that much of the information is duplicated across platforms, and that's okay.  You don't need to follow the same organization on Twitter, Facebook, Google RSS and YouTube (although you are welcome to do so).  Instead, use the network that already fits within your online interactions.

If you have questions about any of the content, or about social media in general, please don't hesitate to contact a librarian at Carmichael.  You also might want to explore our other subject guides on interactions with social media.

Periodic Table of the Social Web

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Twitter List

The Communication Twitter List includes many sources (blogs from mainstream media sources, independent organizations, and public intellectuals).  The list is constantly updated.

Some members of this list are: