Don’t Kill the (Facebook) Messenger

Don’t Kill the (Facebook) Messenger

Let’s be honest, we are in the midst of an era where our lives are so dependent on applications, or apps for short. Case in point, a majority of the wired generation–myself included–are so “Apple’d” that our handheld devices might as well be our oxygen tank. Due to the increasingly hectic lifestyle, it is almost important to … Continue reading

4 Cruel Reasons We Suffer Social Media

When reading this article http://socialmediatoday.com/brennangirdler/2355386/4-cruel-reasons-we-suffer-social-media I found it interesting on how it became apparent as to what social media had become; and led us as those users to believe. Our attentions have shifted from what we may have once originally seen social media to be, and in fact takes into consideration the raw truths of what … Continue reading

U.S. Airways Twitter Snafu Response

U.S. Airways Twitter Snafu Response We all know the recent story that has surrounded U.S. Airways. Someone accidentally Tweeted a very graphic photo in response to a customer complaint. Well U.S. Airways has responded to this snafu and I find it extremely interesting on how they have decided to handle the situation.  They have decided … Continue reading

Social Media and the War on Terror

When reading comments and discussions online, it’s common to come across “trolls”. These are people who seem to be focused entirely on causing trouble with their comments. They may use humor or crude language to mock whatever the topic being discussed with. The goal for these trolls is to get real people to engage with … Continue reading

US Fighting to Ban E-Cig Marketing to Children

US Fighting to Ban E-Cig Marketing to Children

In 2013, the largest e-cigarette producers pumped a total $60 million dollars into their advertising and marketing budgets. That’s an increase of more than 100% since 2012, and has the US government concerned about the growing effect on an underage audience. Because the e-cig industry is “unregulated,” advertisements have made their way to television and radio … Continue reading

Monetizing Snapchat

Monetizing Snapchat

– by Khoa Nguyen – Snapchat is a social networking/photo sharing service released in September 2011. It was developed by Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy, then Stanford University students. The app rose to fame in an incredibly short time, thanks to its easy, hassle free sign-up process, simple user interface and most importantly, self-destructive messaging … Continue reading

Social Media Has Good and Bad Effects on Kids

Social Media Has Good and Bad Effects on Kids

The article I read was talking about how social media effects kids. For the most part this article had many positive effects on children. Some examples they gave were that it gave children a chance to interact with each other over the internet since their lives are so busy and they often don’t have time to actually … Continue reading

Facebook and Voting

Facebook and Voting

  While online this morning, I came across an article about Facebook adding an “I’m a Voter” button on their mobile app. This is a way for major industries to get the youth involved in voting more. When they go on their social network they can now hit the ” I’m a Voter” button and … Continue reading

Apple v Samsung – verdict this month

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/apple-and-samsung-fight-over-who-was-the-follower/?hpw&rref=business This certainly won’t come as a shock to anyone but Apple and Samsung are at it again. Their most recent battle appears to be over Samsung’s original campaigns against Apple and then Apple’s response to them. Apple released its first campaign since 1997 last year, “Designed by Apple in California” that was intended to … Continue reading