STRATEGIC USE OF INFORMATION RESOURCES:

Social networking used strategically, can be viewed as an information resource. 

Using the 3 paragraph structure described in the announcements, please research and then

Give an example of how an organization, company or government can use Social Media as a strategic tool.  Please give some insight into your thoughts on the positives and negatives of your example.

Note: 3 paragraph structure
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Your discussion response will take the form of a 3 paragraph, (no more than 1 page) response that can stand on its own right,

so you need to write in academic style, aiming at an anonymous reader who may exist in a different time or space.  EG, you need to write for someone who will read your post  50 years from now, or 5000 miles from here, or both.

Be formal and precise, because your goal is to educate that reader.

While you are writing, try to avoid obvious phrases such as “This article is about…”.  It’s an annotated bibliography.  The entire purpose is to describe what the article is about.  So don’t waste space stating the obvious.  Just jump right in to the good stuff: the stuff that the reader needs to know.

 
For example, if you are given the task to research CLOUD COMPUTING, then a summary of an article on cloud computing might start with something along the lines of:

Summary: CIOs under the mandate of the US Government’s “Cloud First” policy report that there are critically important challenges to moving to the cloud in a way that minimizes security concerns and maintains usefulness of the information resource.  Two main concerns are the contract structure and the information architecture, both of which must be well thought through prior to migration to the cloud.  Recommended actions to assist in this engineering effort are to have a cloud advisory board and participating in the FedRMP program.

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 You should write only as many words as are needed to capture the summary of the article.  You’re not replicating the content but simply pointing out the important bits.  In fact, your goal should be to capture the spirit of the article in as few words as possible.  You don’t need to quote or paraphrase: simple summarize the point of the article.  This is easier, by the way, with articles that are actually dense with facts and research.  News reports are notoriously difficult to summarize, simply because they tend to be summaries themselves.  They are also not particularly useful as sources for a research report. 


The second paragraph, the Assessment, is where you tear apart the article and point out any flaws in logic or applicability.  Tell your reader what the article is good for AND what it is not good for. Your reader needs to know strengths and limitations, so tell her.  And be precise.

For more information on how to be a critical evaluator of an article, see https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/553/03/.

Finally, the reflection paragraph is where you discuss how the article contributed to your learning.  I mean on a personal level,  what did you learn, and what could your classmates learn.

Finally,

on a separate line and in PERFECT APA format, you will include your references.  Using just one reference will get you a minimum grade.  I do not want a book report, so use more than one reference.
 

You must use at least one scholarly resource. 

Every discussion posting must be properly APA formatted.

Please refer Text book: chapter2( from page 60)

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