For years, I’ve heard the phrase “you can’t believe everything you read”. Though this phrase originally applied to untrustworthy information in print media, in current times it’s most applicable to information shared via social media. Facebook has been at the forefront of this investigation of the spread of false information, which was put on the […]Read more "Do You Believe Everything You Read?"
When tasked with measuring my social influence, I have to admit, I felt a lot of pressure. I began asking myself questions that would never cross my mind offline: What if I didn’t make enough friends? What if my impressionability is low? What if no one is really engaging with me? But as my numbers […]Read more "Social Growth By The Numbers"
Nobody would have imagined the future of Mark Zuckerberg to get grilled by Congress 10 years ago when Facebook was a just fun site to make new friends online. Ironically, the founder’s testimony showed how powerful is the social network platform and its potential threat. The socio-political impact of social media is far from a new […]Read more "Social media entraps you in extremism or frees from it?"
The #MeToo movement in South Korea gathered its momentum each day in February 2018. I summarized its critical factors in one minute in this video. Send article as PDFRead more "Can explain #MeToo in Korea in one minute?"
I was lucky enough (some may have other opinions) to grow up in a constantly connected generation. From the time I got my first phone, a Juke embarrassingly enough, social media has played a huge role in my life, specifically because now as a public relations major in college, I need it. However, I didn’t realize […]Read more "One Love"
Older generations quickly jump to conclusions that we (as in millennials) are addicted to social media. "Millennials are addicted to social media because they need gratification" No Susan, I need these dank ass memes — Vibes⭐️ (@lunarcradle) September 11, 2017 If you're reading this…go plug up your phone in the living room! #busted #millennials #addicted […]Read more "The Magnetic Force That Is Social Media"
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"