By Sarah Minkewicz Part 1 When I first started the semester I had a total of 132 followers. Now I have over 200, currently 208. I was really surprised by my Klout score. It reached the highest at 54.49 on April 17 and has stayed consistently a little over 50 points for the past two […]Read more "Taking a social media class upped my twitter game"
In light of the recent shooting in San Bernardino, the one that left elementary school teacher Karen Smith and one of her 8-year-old students dead, the #WhyIStayed has become ever so important. Smith married her eventual killer, Cedric Anderson, in January but left him after the relationship became untenable. The hashtag also played a critical […]Read more "Twitter Is A Home For Everyone, Literally Everyone"
While growing up, I was encouraged to experience the world around me. No matter where my strengths and passions lie, I will never turn down an opportunity to learn more about something or gain another perspective. While I think every aspect of social media has impacted my life in some way, I think Pinterest had […]Read more "Seeing the World Through Social Media"
“Turn and face the strange” is a line from David Bowie’s “Changes” and despite the age of the song, it fits perfectly with the changes in myself because of social media. We live in a world that is constantly changing, but no matter the change, people will be upset or scared because we live in […]Read more "Social Media and Ch-Ch-Changes"
I was very skeptical when I first joined social media. With hundreds of different outlets, not only was I overwhelmed, but I struggled to see the appeal; in my mind, they all did the same thing. But I couldn’t be more wrong. The more I learned about the proper Instagram filters and what constituted a […]Read more "Is this thing on?"
When it comes to social media, I was a late-comer. I remember in fourth grade talking to friends about this new website, Facebook–about how they were making accounts and it was cool! and fun! I shrugged it off. “Stranger danger…no thanks” were my thoughts. Freshman year of high school (2010), I was finally peer pressured […]Read more "The Grandpa of Millennials"
There’s something ironic about live tweeting, and snapchat stories. They’re all about living in the moment and using technology to share those moments with others- but when you really think about it, they’re about being anywhere but where you are. I took a trip across Europe and I realized that because of social media I rarely live in the […]Read more "#notlivinginthemoment"
The MTV Video Music Awards are on but I’m not home to watch and Twitter has all the updates from the red carpet. There has been a bombing at the Istanbul international airport and I can’t reach my friend traveling to Turkey but Facebook notified me she is safe. These are just two examples of […]Read more "Kim Kardashian Goes Topless and it’s Called “Trendy.” I Go Shirtless and it’s Called Creepy"
Social media are a permanent part of everyone’s lives and they’re almost impossible to get away from. While sources contradict each other and claim social media are both good and terrible, it’s mostly about how we navigate these sites and the way we interact on them. For example, I was called nasty names anonymously on […]Read more "I talked to someone famous on social media and here’s what happened"
At the humble beginning of the semester I had a whopping 162 followers, each one of which I was quite proud. But now after an entire semester of learning about how to do it right I have 208 followers, which is pretty cool. Most consisted of personal friends and people I know from #InRealLife. But […]Read more "Growing Up: One Tweet at a Time"