The first social media I joined was MySpace in 2006, which I wouldn’t remember if my MySpace profile didn’t STILL EXIST, even though I haven’t used the networking site in the better part of a decade. I was drawn to social media as a platform to communicate with my friends from different schools and share […]Read more "Growing Up in the Social Generation"
I started using modern day social media when I was a junior in high school and decided to join Twitter in April of 2012. I was never allowed to have Myspace, Facebook, or AIM when I was younger, so Twitter was my only way to participate in the social media world that my classmates were […]Read more "#instafamous"
It started with Myspace. I was a young scene queen who was filled with emotions best expressed by bands like Panic! At the Disco or My Chemical Romance, which you would immediately learn upon visiting my profile page. If you made it into someone’s Myspace Top 8, you knew your friendship was real. However, if […]Read more "#hashtag"
I was late to the social media game. I grew up in a small suburb outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where everybody knew everything about each other’s lives. I didn’t need social media to keep up with people and what they were doing, because my town was so small that if something happened last night, I was […]Read more "Keeping Companions"
Once upon a time, people only used traditional media like radio broadcasts, newspapers and television advertising to gain attention. Whether it was for a desired focus on themselves or a product, these were the only mediums that reached a large audience. Today, the quickest and easiest way to sell yourself or something else is social […]Read more "Modernly Mediagenic"
There have been numerous ways to communicate with people, especially those that are not near you. You can write a letter that will take weeks to deliver, or send an email that may or may not be seen, or even pick a phone up and call someone that may or may not answer. Today, however, you […]Read more "How to Say “HI!” Without a Headache"
I’m definitely guilty of constantly snap chatting and sending funny memes to my friends, don’t get me wrong. However, social media plays such a huge part in my education also and allows me to stay in contact with people I wouldn’t be able to otherwise. I wouldn’t be able to thrive as a journalist without […]Read more "The perks of having the world at your fingertips"
Social media is a common phrase that is talked about constantly in today’s modern day and age. Millennials have grown up in the world of advanced technology and cannot seem to live a day without checking their Instagram or sending someone a photo/video on Snapchat. In all honesty, I will admit that I am one […]Read more "Social Media From My Pair of Eyes"
I was fairly late to the game when I started using Facebook in the eighth grade. I never had a MySpace and dove head first into Facebook, sending pokes, Bumper Stickers, and writing on my friends walls. As I got older, it seemed that every month there was something new but I stuck primarily with Facebook, […]Read more "Friends, Finstas, and Food"
Even though there are many motivations to use social media, in the last three years there has been a new tendency towards passive networking. People spent two hours daily social networking and messaging, but they do not necessarily share their opinions or personal information in those platforms. According to a study from GlobalWebIndex, almost 40 […]Read more "Let’s kill some time with #SocialMedia"