Social Media

Marcia Forbes PhD
April 6, 2016


Marcia Forbes PhD
February 11, 2014


To Nigerian writer, Blossom Nnodim, “social media for social good means creating a positive impact using social media as a voice.” Today I want to share some thoughts about using social media for social good.

Marcia Forbes PhD
July 24, 2014

What is Content?

The much maligned but highly useful Wikipedia defines content creation as:

“the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience….”

Marcia Forbes PhD
March 14, 2016

Reposting this as it is still totally relevant. 

Marriage of Social & Mobile

My desktop is only for traditional work, no Facebooking, Tweeting or Instagraming. Note, though, that I do use these social networks for what I call virtual work. I know, I know, there’s no such thing! Work is work!

Marcia Forbes PhD
September 24, 2014

Blog Promo by Journo

Marcia Forbes PhD
December 10, 2015

The following excerpts are from Marcia Forbes’ presentation at a recent forum hosted by the Press Association of Jamaica in celebration of Journalism Week. The topic was ‘Modern Media: Competition & Customer Choices’

Marcia Forbes PhD
November 28, 2015

National Journalism Week

The Press Association of Jamaica recently hosted a week of activities in celebration of Journalism Week. They invited me to make a presentation on ‘Modern Media: Competition and Customer Choices’.  I kicked off by asking the well organized session, with over 200 in attendance, what words came to mind when they thought about modern media or new media.

Marcia Forbes PhD
May 29, 2015

Traditional Literacy as Foundation

All of us who achieve any level of digital literacy will know straight off that we could not effectively use our cell phones, tablets, lap tops, or desk tops or skilfully navigate and make meaning of the Internet, if we were not able to read and write and to understand words, numbers and symbols.

Marcia Forbes PhD
June 1, 2015

Role-Models are Essential

Marcia Forbes PhD
January 15, 2014

Jamaicans in Atlanta

Jamaicans in the Convention Centre, Atlanta 2011, wanted to get on with the dance. It was the annual Independence Ball hosted by the Atlanta Jamaica Association.

Marcia Forbes PhD
June 26, 2014

A Glimpse Into the Future 

I recently presented at a leadership conference which sought to get a glimpse of the future by examining today’s trends. The following are excerpts from that presentation which looked at media changes and potential opportunities.

Marcia Forbes PhD
August 19, 2013

Counting Facebook “Likes” & Twitter Followers

I’m preparing to participate in a workshop hosted by a commercial broadcaster in Jamaica. The focus is on social media and their roles in today’s broadcast media organizations.

Marcia Forbes PhD
June 13, 2013

Pleazzzzeeee Like Me on Facebook and Follow Me on Twitter – Social Media and Psycho-Social Health

They said it was their best conference ever. This was music to the ears of Jamaicans, in particular the four who comprised the Local Organizing Committee as well as the local Logistics Team.

Marcia Forbes PhD
January 4, 2016

Set-Up for a Showdown

Marcia Forbes PhD
November 23, 2011

President Obama #POTUS & Blackberry