Author Archives: Jay Devine

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 Only List That Counts

I am a list person.  It is how I try to stay organized.  So, I was immediately drawn to the click bait headline from Social Media Today that read, “The World’s 21 Most Important Social Media Sites and Apps in … Continue reading

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Fighting Propaganda with Propaganda

It use to be that the U.S. was the undisputed propaganda leader outside of China and the former USSR.  But, today, young recruits are being drawn to the Islamic state using social media in record numbers and these recruite are … Continue reading

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A Marriage Born of Necessity

What do New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. and Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg have in common?  Certainly not age or how they dress up for the office but each have something the other one wants.  For the New York … Continue reading

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Accentuate the Positive — Mentionology

I love March Madness for several reasons — it unifies the national conversation around something positive namely college basketball, it celebrates the committment and talent of great college athletes and it means spring is almost here.  But, I was intrigued … Continue reading

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Trust but verify.

President Ronald Regan popularized this Russian proverb in talking about how the U.S. would view nuclear arms treaties with the old USSR. Regan learned the proverb from a Russian friend and loved to use it when he met with USSR … Continue reading

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Celebrating Cayman

What looked like a very hopeful story with thousands of volunteers engaged through social media to help find a missing teen turned to tragedy over the weekend. Cayman Naib, a 13-year old student at the Shipley School, left his home … Continue reading

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