Author Archives: Jonathan Agudelo

“They’re Out for Blood!” How a Sunday Brunch with Friends Turned into POC Activist Hate Day.

After a very eventful past few weeks on social media as pointed out by Sydhaley, the outrage continued this week, but surprisinlgy at the local level. I’ll briefly describe the conversation I had at brunch last Sunday with some of my “best” friends, two … Continue reading

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A Social Media Taboo: Empathy

Whenever I watch a video on social media or come across an article that has gone viral, I scroll through the comments section immediately after watching/reading to see what everyone else is thinking. This weekend, I watched two very different … Continue reading

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Twitter vs. Trump

Every 2.8 days, Trump visits a Trump-owned property. Every 5.6 days, he plays golf. https://t.co/bqd1pHbNfB — ALT🛂 Immigration (@ALT_uscis) April 10, 2017 The tweet shown above comes from the Twitter account named “ALT Immigration” which has dedicated it’s time to criticizing the … Continue reading

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The Elderly and Technology

I have been watching a very funny Netflix show called Frankie and Grace. It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two divorcees in their 70’s who are trying to get their lives back on track after both being dumped … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware: Your Devices are Recording You

Recently, the Amazon Echo smart speaker has been at the center of a murder case which raises lots of questions about consumer privacy and the role that technology can play in our lives. The case revolves around the “accidental” death … Continue reading

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Fan Theories on Social Media Could Narrate “Game of Thrones” Series Finale

Warning: This post contains spoiler alerts (maybe) Here we are, impatiently awaiting the last season of the crazy popular HBO series Game of Thrones (GOT). This year, we have to wait 3 months longer than usual due to production logistics that has delayed the season … Continue reading

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The Oscars Fish for Internet Fodder

Last night’s Oscar ceremony was full of memorable moments ranging from Justin Timberlake’s flawless opening performance to the fleet of parachuting candy falling from the ceiling and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Jimmy Kimmel gifted a group of tourists by introducing them … Continue reading

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Selfitis: A Mental Disorder or Fake News?

What is a healthy amount of posts? How do we measure the mental health of a user? In selfies? Many people and experts in the mental health field are currently asking themselves these questions. There are unusual cases of teenagers … Continue reading

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The 59th Annual Grammy Awards: Your Age is Showing

The Grammy Awards is currently experiencing a big existential crisis with their consistent decline in viewership over the past few years, especially, among viewers aged 18-49. Although, the awards show did manage to at least maintain the same average rating as last year’s show … Continue reading

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The Twitterverse Has a God(dess)

During the Pepsi Superbowl halftime show, pop music’s reigning superstar Lady Gaga, reminded a divided country what it means to be an American with her subtle, political choice of opening songs and fearless talent. She also managed to perform acrobatics, … Continue reading

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