Due to the unprecedented severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been forced to acclimate to a new way of learning and working from home: Zoom. When classes first transitioned to the new online platform, hundreds of memes began circulating the internet, perhaps to make light of this difficult situation and new way of learning. […]
Influence At the beginning of the semester, I was very inactive on Twitter; I only used it to tweet out for class assignments, specifically stories I would cover in my broadcast classes. On the first day of class, we recorded the number of followers we had to give us a benchmark of our growth throughout […]
Background This meme references the Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which was released earlier this month. My meme is a tweet with two screenshots from my Animal Crossing gameplay. In the game, it’s possible for your character to get stung by wasps when you try to shake the trees for branches and fruit. […]
Over the past few weeks, because everyone has been holed up inside, Pinterest has regained lots of popularity. On this platform, lifehacks remain one of the most viewed forms of content. One trend specifically stuck out to both me and my roommate: a quick trick for putting on your duvet cover. In this video, we decided to show viewers how to perform this trick because Pinterest trends can oftentimes be difficult to perform with only pictures for guidance.
Objective: I set an ambitious goal to receive 300 views on Imgur for my Baby Yoda Zoom meme. I figured that with everyone being stuck at home, more people are likely to be online engaging with content on platforms like Imgur. Being that I also had never used Imgur before, I wasn’t sure what a realistic […]
Part 1: Taking COM 427: Social Media for Influencers redefined the way I looked at social media. Despite being an avid social media user in my personal life, I had never thought about utilizing it to enhance my professional life. In my past internships and other professional experiences, I tweeted using the organization or company […]
The meme: Background on the Frankenstein meme: The meme derives from a format from 2019 and it is a parody of Frankenstein. Frankenstein wakes up he says “Listen man you gotta stack up on toilet paper” and the Doctor responds saying, “Oh fuck I forgot to give you a brain.” This is a joke about […]
Part 1 At the beginning of this course, I had 326 Twitter followers. By the conclusion of the course, I had 337. This gave me a percentage of growth of about 3.37 %. What worked for me following those 11 people was when I tweeted about Syracuse related topics. I gained a couple followers that […]
At the start of COM 427, I had a Twitter follower count of 783; however, by the semester’s end, I have amassed 829 followers, growing my audience by 46 followers in only 2 months. Through the utilization of rich media, derivative meme formats, and precise tonality in my language, I was able to receive high […]
After playing nine seasons with the New England Patriots, Robert Gronkowski, arguably one of the best tight ends in the NFL, has been traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Over the past decade, the New England Patriots have risen to be an NFL powerhouse. Gronkowski, more commonly referred to as “Gronk,” has helped the Patriots secure three Super Bowl victories. This trade has been especially controversial because Gronk is moving to a team that has had a significantly lower success rate than the Patriots. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not won a Super Bowl since 2002 or even made it to the playoffs since 2007. NFL followers have speculated that Gronk is making the move to the Buccaneers because his fellow teammate Tom Brady also announced he would be joining Tampa Bay shortly before. Lots of people (mostly Patriots fans) are upset that Gronk is leaving the Patriots, especially because they think it is just to follow Tom Brady. Some people, however, are excited for the reunion of this power-duo and think they can turn the Tampa Bay Buccaneers around!