Monthly Archives: March 2019

Social Media Is My Consultant

Today I bought a coconut from Chinatown. I tried to break its hard shell with a sharp knife when I got home, however, it didn’t work. When I almost gave up, an idea suddenly came to my mind “how about … Continue reading

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Social Media Challenges: from good to bad

Every year social media brings up new viral trends that makes people more connected but also sometimes got everyone scared. Here’s a list of the best social media challenges over the years: The Planking Challenge (2010-2011) “To plank” simply means … Continue reading

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ChampionUSA and the importance of timely rebranding

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through a friend’s social media while in person with them? I thought it was a bit strange, but it did serve as a useful visual aid while he was catching me up on what … Continue reading

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Michael Avanetti #justdontdoit

Less than a month ago, Nike dodged disaster when Duke basketball star Zion Williamson broke his shoe midgame but was able to play during March Madness. Nike just can’t seem to avoid the limelight. Earlier this week, lawyer Michael Avenatti (who … Continue reading

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Chad’s Social Media Ban Hits the One Year Mark

Today marks a one year anniversary. Unfortunately, it’s not a positive one involving celebrations and gifts. It’s a mark on a social media ban. On March 28th, 2018, residents of Chad, a landlocked country in central Africa, had access to … Continue reading

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Facebook Targets Hate Group and Vaccine Misinformation

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 17, 2019 In the wake of the New Zealand mosque shootings in which 50 worshippers were killed by a white nationalist gunman, Facebook … Continue reading

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Connected, but alone?

In Sherry Turkle’s 2012 TED talk, she discusses the idea that the more we expect out of technology, the less we expect from each other.  As I watched and listened to her arguments about the amount of time we spend … Continue reading

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Social Media Lifts Immigrant Child Chess Prodigy Out of Homelessness

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who lives with his family in a shelter in New York City, went from chess novice to chess champion in little over a year.CreditCreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times Thanks to a column and story about this … Continue reading

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Can Twitter get its old glory back?

Twitter was first introduced publicly in 2006 and achieved an explosive growth and rapidly gained worldwide popularity. In 2012, more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets a day and it has been a hotbed of debates and news … Continue reading

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Monkeying Around

Generation Z has grown up on the internet, with more than 96% of the generation in America owning a smartphone and spending an average of four hours per day online. In response, they have ironically become simultaneously the most connected … Continue reading

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