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How Irresponsible Social Media Use Can Harm Young Adults

It has certainly been interesting growing up with the internet and social media and progressing with it. I remember a time when not having regular access to the internet was normal, and I can remember much more vividly what life … Continue reading

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When Sharing Goes Wrong

Casual followers of the NBA have more than likely heard rumblings over the past week or so about strife in the locker room of the Los Angeles Lakers.  For those unfamiliar with the reason, here goes. For starters, this season … Continue reading

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Social Media Turns to Finances

One of the advancements that social media has brought us now is a form of sending money to friends with just a couple clicks and swipes through the Venmo app.  This app brings with it a solution to a problem … Continue reading

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Twitter Redefines Online Shopping

A controversial topic that has arisen in recent years has been the popularity of Michael Jordan’s ‘Jordan’ brand sneaker line, and the ways in which retailers have chosen to release limited edition styles and colorways.  Beginning in 1984 with his … Continue reading

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Six Seconds of Fame

One of the themes I have used when deciding what to post about every week has been finding stories that have in one way or another gained an unlikely amount of exposure from something that started on social media.  It … Continue reading

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Losing Like a Winner

This past weekend one of UFC’s most high profile and undefeated fighters, Conor McGregor, lost his first professional bout at the hands of Nate Diaz in what is being considered a huge upset.  McGregor is perhaps best known for his … Continue reading

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Social Media and Creative Marketing

It’s no secret that with the evolution of social media in the past few years it has given businesses a new and incredibly effective tool to market to their constituents.  The internet opened Pandora’s box when it comes to being … Continue reading

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The Power of Social Media

I have been seeing headlines today about a Yelp employee who was fired after posting an open letter to the CEO on Medium.com, where she voiced her frustration with compensation she, and many others in the organization receive.  She claims … Continue reading

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Social Media Empowers Social Activism

One thing that we briefly touched on in last week’s class that got me thinking after leaving was the impact that social media has had on civil issues.  Having a new platform for people to express their opinions and ideas … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 50 Impromptu Advertising?

At the conclusion of Super Bowl 50 amidst all of the pageantry and fan-fair for the Bronco’s, and the dejected reactions of Panther players and fans, Peyton Manning turned some heads with his post game comments.  He twice mentioned drinking … Continue reading

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