Monthly Archives: April 2015

Wanted: Silicon Valley Ventures to Save Water

Late last month, Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown implemented mandatory water conservation rules. The rules ban all restaurants, bars and hotels from serving water unless customers ask for it, ban the watering of lawns and landscaping within 48 hours of … Continue reading

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How a Stolen Cellphone Led to a Friendship for Life

This might have been a super old story for my friends in China, but somehow I haven’t got a chance to read it until this week. And wow…what a story. It all started when Buzzfeed editor Matt Stopera lost his … Continue reading

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Teens at Their Social Media Best

Too often teenagers are criticized for their negative use of social media and I am often one of the first to jump on the bandwagon. Yet, the tragic death of a freshman footabll player unexpectedly at practice over the past … Continue reading

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The Tinderisation of Everyday life

“The development of online shopping and social media over the past decade, in some sense, has always been leading towards what might be called “Tinderisation” and it is somewhat worrying.” Tinderisation is being referred to as the overwhelming combination of … Continue reading

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Trading and Investing Becoming More Social

Earlier today I came across an article from The Wall Street Journal that talked about yet another innovative and growing use for social media. The article focused primarily on 36-year-old Justin Pulitzer, one-time club promoter who is now primarily using … Continue reading

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Hillary’s Reprise–Would a Master Plot Help the Campaign Narrative?

Mrs. Clinton wiping away a tear in January 2008 the day before the NH primary after a woman in the audience asked her, “How do you do it?” Seven years ago, the last time Hillary Clinton went to New Hampshire … Continue reading

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A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time and space. Infographics have grown by 800% in recent years for good reason.  We are visual creatures in that most of us process information based on what we see.  According … Continue reading

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Is There a Little Town in Spain That’s Teaching the World About Social Media Integration?

Throughout the semester, we have seen firsthand the power of social media and the many ways to effectively use different platforms. Well… here’s another example of how a group of people is using Twitter in a unique way. In southern … Continue reading

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Hashtags don’t track Sh#t

Last week when Instagram suggested which users and  postings I would like based on the people I follow, my feed was inundated with pictures of the runway called Coachella. So as I began to research what I was interested in … Continue reading

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InstaNudity Takedown

In the past couple of months quite a few celebrities have become upset with Instagram and how the app chooses which photos are “offensive” One of the most famous instances is that of Chelsea Handler, who had her photo removed … Continue reading

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