Category Archives: Social Media

The Influencer Will See You Now

I spent an embarrassing amount of time this past weekend scrolling through Tik Tok and trying to understand what the big deal was all about. The app has been downloaded over 1.5 billion times worldwide and in the United States … Continue reading

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“Liking” a death?

Have we changed as a society how we mourn a loss with social media? I believe yes. There is no denying that social media has given us an immediate support system. Continue reading

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Disney CEO Speaks Out Against Social Media

The Walt Disney Company’s CEO Bob Iger recently rebuked social media in a speech earlier this week as reported by Variety . He emphasized social media’s fermentation of bias and influence to hate. He was awarded the Humanitarian Award at Simon Wiesenthal … Continue reading

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Why is reddit so popular?

An avid Instagram user and moderately less so Facebook and Twitter user, I’ve always been intrigued by the social media platform called reddit. Incredibly, reddit’s users have been able to create a cross between front page news, memes, and rabbit-hole Internet wandering. … Continue reading

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Nothing to Report

The ongoing special counsel investigation report about the President and his administration, led by Bob Mueller, was submitted to the Attorney General last Friday. It was the biggest news story of the weekend and possibly the year. For the entire … Continue reading

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Facebook Turns the Page to Stay Relevant (and Out of Trouble)

“Bu-Bye!  Facebook is switching its messaging mission from News Feed to more private, encrypted communication.  Facebook watchers are wondering what this means for News Feed, though, the core of its advertising business model. Chesnot / Getty Images  Facebook’s future is private … Continue reading

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Celebrity Twitter Feuds

If you’ve ever tuned into any social media or entertainment platform, you’ve probably seen the effects the the Kardashian family has had on reality tv, fashion, and celebrity drama. Famous for being millionaires (although their father defending OJ Simpson in … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Extort a Billionaire?

Early in January, a major and personal news story out of nowhere dropped about Jeff Bezos and it took over the internet. He and his wife MacKenzie Bezos were filing for divorce after 25 years. The initial reaction of the … 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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When there’s a con artist, someone gets conned

In a story that ran on NPR’s Morning Edition – Why Did So Many Americans Trust Russian hackers’ Election Propogranda – social scientist and host of The Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam offers insight into social trust, and how trust can … Continue reading

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