Author Archives: adelarosa924

Yik Yak Users are Feeling the Bern

A few weeks ago, I talked about Yik Yak in relation to cyberbullying in schools. More recently, I read an article about how the app is now being used to gain insight into the approval ratings of political candidates, specifically … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Social Media, Uncategorized, Yik Yak | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Insta-Connections Part III: City to City

Last week I followed up on a post that I wrote about the power of forming connections via social media, specifically Instagram. I purchased my first piece of art through the app, and have been communicating with the artist on … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Instagram, Social Media, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Power of Insta-Connections

View this post on Instagram 🔑PROTECT YO HEARTđź’“ #ProtectYoHeart #423 #philadelphia #philly #streetart #phillyfinds A post shared by Alexis De La Rosa (@alexismarie93_) on Sep 8, 2015 at 6:42pm PDT At the beginning of the semester, I wrote a blog … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Instagram, Social Media, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Examining Acts of Support through Social Media Research

With the recent terrorist acts worldwide, social media users have been taking to their accounts in order to show support for those affected, let family and friends know they are safe, and to help others locate important safety resources. Platforms … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Facebook, snapchat, Social Behavior, Social Media, Social Media & Psychology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is Social Media listed on Your Resume?

The typical conversation regarding social media and employment revolves around issues such as what privacy settings to use on personal accounts, and whether or not certain posts should be kept up if they seem inappropriate. Essentially, what can a potential employer find out about you? … Continue reading

Posted in Employment, Social Media, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Is Social Media Getting Too Personal?

Everyone has that one friend who is guilty of oversharing online. There are the proud parents who post at least 10 new photos of their children every day, the student who needs to tell the world about their recent A on … Continue reading

Posted in Privacy, Social Media, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Warning! This Post May Trigger You.

  Trigger warnings (also known as content warnings) have become increasingly popular as a topic of debate, although they are not a new concept. The point of using trigger warnings online began as a way to alert people with post-traumatic stress disorder to particularly traumatic … Continue reading

Posted in Psychology, Social Media, Social Media & Psychology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment