Author Archives: nickkokiko

Hi. My name is Nick and I have a Twitter problem.

It’s my final blog post so I figured instead of reporting on outside social media, I would do a bit of self-reflection on social media and how my relationship with it has developed over the course of this class… Before … Continue reading

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AOC Logs Off

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has become a household name in this country at the ripe age of 29. Largely due to her un-apologetically progressive platform, willingness to take a public stance on any issue, impassioned congressional speeches, and … Continue reading

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Singapore Says No More to Fake News

Singapore is close to passing a law, dubbed the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill, which is squarely aimed at combating false news online. This law will combat inaccurate online content through three primary mechanisms: 1) Will force websites to … 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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Digital Epidemic in India

India is currently in the midst of a digital epidemic of fake news, which has directly lead to the mob lynchings of at least 18 people since April of 2018. Social media is at the center of the issue, as … Continue reading

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Trolling the Fanbase

As a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan and plugged in sports fanatic, I had been feverishly following the Bryce Harper free agency saga since its birth in late November. During these three months of coverage, the rollercoaster of reporting on his … Continue reading

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A Contagion of Kindness

As we discuss the contagious nature of our social  networks and the ripples within them, I came across a fascinating bit of research and a case study in kindness. First, the research… Our friend and sociologist Nicholas Christakis of Yale University researched … Continue reading

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Social media: A cure for cancer?

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States; causing more deaths annually than accidents, stroke, Alzheimers, and diabetes combined. Yet, the mortality rate for cancer-causing deaths has been steadily decreasing. The improvement is the direct result … Continue reading

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Tug of War in the Grammy’s War Room

Successfully producing a large scale, international, televised event like the Grammy Awards is a tall task. Doing it in the age of social media scrutiny? Nearly impossible. Longtime Grammy Awards Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich has a death-defying balancing act to pull … Continue reading

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Carjacking the Conversation

The Superbowl is the unquestioned penultimate of television commercials in the United States. Major companies save their wittiest and most effective ads to premier on this night, as the television audience nationally is far and away the highest of any … Continue reading

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