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"
By: Caitlin Johnston Part 1: Influence Beginning Twitter followers: 335 Ending Twitter followers: 349 Percentage of growth: 4.2% While my percentage of growth was relatively low, I was never really active or strategic with my Twitter before this class. I didn’t (and still kind of don’t) like using Twitter. Through the work we did in […]Read more "Influence Growth & Analysis"
Influence When I first started this course my plan was to create a new Twitter account to keep my personal and professional life separate. I quickly found out that I wanted my professional brand to have my personal flair and stuck with my old account I made in June 2011 (yes I was under the allow […]Read more "A Closer Look Into 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"
Part 1: Influence At the start of the semester, I had a whopping 8 followers. I was very familiar with Twitter as I had used it throughout my Middle School and High School careers, but it was mostly used as a social platform. For that reason, I decided to deactivate my old account and start […]Read more "My COM 427 Journey: From Start To Finish"
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"
Trending on twitter earlier today was the hashtag #ThingsIWontApologizeFor. To me this seemed like a very silly hashtag, and naturally I wanted to see what this conversation was all about. A lot of what people were tweeting about included not apologizing for being themselves. #ThingsIWontApologizeFor (and you shouldn't either) pic.twitter.com/ZtNYxJ4yWl — Kait 🌈 || 43 […]Read more "Sorry but not sorry"
Today, we lost a legendary comedian Murphy, yet somehow it was also his brother’s day. When Eddie Murphy impersonated his brother lmaooo #RIPCharlieMurphy pic.twitter.com/IPqxagHDjC — Kip Smithers (@Nicktheegr8) April 12, 2017 Charlie Murphy, comedian and brother of Eddie Murphy, dead at 57 https://t.co/H9jy71XlRF pic.twitter.com/QcvLhGyA4I — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 12, 2017 Yet, fans were […]Read more "Charlie Murphy: Put Some Respeck on His Name, Not His Brother’s."
Each year more and more people are turning to the internet to create discussions and get their ideas across. It’s also the source where most people receive information, whether it be news or updates on people’s lives, it’s being posted. This has both negative and positive factors for political leaders. A politician can surpass the […]Read more "Social media can make or break a political campaign"
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"