Objective My meme reaches at least 100 views on Imgur. Background My meme was inspired by two memes that I put together. One meme being the “white people” meme: a blanket generalization statement about silly things white people do. The other the “absolutely/literally no one” meme: this idea that even without a trigger a person […]Read more "How People Actually React To Memes"
I started this course with 707 followers on Twitter. As of April 26, I have 790 followers. That’s 83 new “friends” — pretty neat, I think. Thanks, Prof. Grygiel, for helping me realize that the underscore in my original handle was clunky (haleyannn_). Changing my handle is one of the many techniques I utilized to […]Read more "Ebb and grow: Twitter influence analysis"
Throughout the semester we were asked to post on various social media platforms and try to grow our social media influence. We were also asked to specifically benchmark our growth on Twitter by taking note of how many followers we started with and then ended with during this course. To start the semester off I […]Read more "Social Media Influence and Growth Analysis"
The hashtag #FireFauci started on April 13th after President Trump retweeted a tweet. Fauci is the lead scientist in the fight against COVID-19. Some of his supporters agree with the idea that Fauci should be fired, while others believe firing him would cause chaos. Some of Trump’s supporters are blindly following his lead. Anyone else […]Read more "Two Sides and the Truth: #FireFauci"
Background The Weeknd just announced “The After Hours Tour” via Instagram on February 20th, 2020. On his post, he included the special guests that will be joining him, which included Don Toliver, 88Glam, and Sabrina Claudio. Some people were outraged at the fact that Sabrina Claudio will be joining him, considering her past, racist remarks […]Read more "Sabrina Claudio #Canceled?"
A hoax, according to Oxford Dictionary, is a humorous or malicious deception. Funny, right? Maybe, but not when the internet is involved. People have been “hoaxing” for centuries. The Trojan Horse was even a hoax. We hear about it in all sorts of media. We learn about it on the internet. So what happens when […]Read more "Hoax Us, Or Poke Us? The Not-So-Magical Harm Of Internet Hoaxes"
Many hoaxes online are simply pranks – usually not much material harm is done. There is also a degree of comedy involved, especially when celebrities and politicians become victims. When a hoax claiming that Facebook would be changing its terms of service went viral, high profile names like Usher, Julia Roberts and Rick Perry became […]Read more "Internet Hoaxes – Funny or Dangerous?"
When I first created my professional Twitter and Instagram account for this course I couldn’t wait. From both my Twitter and Instagram accounts, I learned how to effectively utilize engagement tools. I learned from actively posting on my accounts what worked and what didn’t work. From the number of retweets and comments I received, I learned […]Read more "My Personal Influence Growth and Top 10 Tweets/Posts"
As the glitz and glamour of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion ended, the backlash seems to still persist. Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer, Ed Razek in an interview with Vogue discussed the company’s casting of transgender and plus size models in their fashion show: Please read this important message from Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer, L […]Read more "Victoria’s Secret 2018 Fashion Show: A Hit or a Flop?"
I live for a good Instagram, but I can’t stand influencers. But when one account caught my eye, I honestly got a little scared about robots taking over the world. If you don’t know anything about Lil Miquela…here’s the breakdown of this very average, “19 year old”, LA-based robot. Will this open up the flood gate […]Read more "How is a robot so much better at social media than I am?"