Black Twitter is much more than a phenomenon, it is rooted community of users that prides itself cultural identity. This identity creates a following within in this social network that people who identify as black can come to together to discuss issues of the black community. Through the use of hashtags, emojis, and other content […]Read more "The Force of Black Twitter: The Use of Twitter to Spear Cultural Movement"
When I first started COM 600, I had never really thought my social media platforms could be used as a tool to brand myself on the web. All I would really use them for was too see what was going on in the world, and post things that I felt were interesting. At the beginning […]Read more "Started From the Bottom Now I’m Here: Fall 2015 Twitter and Klout Growth"
Before I started this class, I really only used Twitter as a social media platform, to see what people were talking about or retweeting the things that people were talking about. I had never really seen it as a place, that I could mold myself to create a brand and show my following who I […]Read more "Top 10 Tweets of the Semester"
As 2015 comes to a close, we as a county have witnessed the countless killings of unarmed black men, women, and children. Time after time we have seen the police, who claim to be peacekeepers, commit these disgusting acts get off free, only to affirm that black bodies in America are unimportant. With that being […]Read more "The Problem With #Alllivesmatter"
This political season is one that has been filled with doubts, hope, and feelings of uneasiness. All of these emotions are credited to things like debates and long-winded television campaigns. One thing candidates have been able to utilize this season, is their political power in social media, specifically through agenda setting and gatekeeping. Agenda setting […]Read more "Agenda Setters: 2015 Candidates Setting the Pace"
The brand that comes along with social media is one that can attract or detour a person from being a loyal consumer. As an undergraduate I was writing and rhetoric’s major, and thought I knew I wanted to take a public relations approach and run with that. In today’s age that we live in, technology […]Read more "#JustDoIt: Nike’s “Run” to the Top in Social Media"