Monthly Archives: April 2017

Gettin’ Witty With It

Wendy’s has become infamous for their witty social media accounts. In their most recent Twitter battle, they burned their competitor, Hardee’s, so bad their account was blocked. This week a new brand entered the social media wit game. IKEA. High-end … Continue reading

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Three Ways Social Media is Like an Elephant

  In the past week the United States got to experience the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. Its hard to ignore “the elephant in the room” when it comes the experience of this transition of power from President Obama … Continue reading

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The Social Media Beast

Most of the time, it is difficult to see celebrities as who they really are – people, just like us. Actress Emma Watson, in a recent interview, discussed the addictive and dangerous nature of social media. She is very aware of … Continue reading

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Are You Really Who You Portray Online? Baby Edition. #ParentalOversharing

Lucky me.  I’m at the age where my social media feeds are regularly overflowing with photos of my friend’s children.  Some post photos just hours after being born.  That means the odds of their social media network seeing their newborn … Continue reading

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Selling User Data, Why is Anyone Still Surprised?

  Unroll.me has found itself in the hot seat over the last few days after the New York Times reported that Uber has used its data to keep tabs on Lyft, its largest competitor. Unroll.me, which is a free service … Continue reading

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The genocide you don’t know about (but should)

When I was in high school, I had an Armenian friend. I went to her house once and found a book. The title escapes me now, but it was somewhere along the lines of “the Forgotten People.” I asked her about … Continue reading

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Strava is Contagious–Who Knew? Christakis Was Right About Our Social Networks and Behavior

    In their groundbreaking work on the social contagion associated with health behavior derived from the Framingham Heart Study, Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler found that behaviors of a friend, a friend of a friend, and even a friend … Continue reading

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