Monthly Archives: September 2013

Facebook Official

“Nothing’s official until it’s Facebook official.” This phrase states that a fact or event is not true unless said fact or event is posted or updated on Facebook. I hate to say it… but it’s kind of true, at least for the younger generations of social media users. This popular phrase doesn’t just apply to […]

Athletes and Social Media

Last week NBA players Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat engaged in a war of words over social media. Durant said in an interview that he believed former teammate James Harden should be ranked ahead of Wade in Sports Illustrated’s latest NBA player rankings. Wade quickly responded […]

Social Media for Social Good

Maybe it’s just me, but lately I’ve noticed a great deal of social networks implementing campaigns for some greater cause. LinkedIn for Good? Sponsored posts on Twitter related to a cause? Pins on Pinterest that link to a non-profit? The list goes on, and I can’t imagine it will stop anytime soon. Working towards social […]

New Paradigms for Social Media

Last week, I had a presentation on Information Overload on Social Media, and during my research, I mentioned how Information Overload is a reality and how terribly present it is in our Social Media, and particularly Social Networks like Facebook, but I also mentioned that even thou technology is getting good at filtering out the […]

Is Social Media a Blessing in Disguise or a Curse?

Let’s face it, we all use Social Media everyday regardless if we like it or not.  But what I’ve come to realize over the past few years after the Social Media explosion is that I love it and I hate it all at the same time.  I love that I can be connected to my […]

New Best Way To “Watch” Sports: Twitter

The Holy War, a word every Boston College student highlights as the best event in their four years at BC. No words can describe the camaraderie built up on the Heights before and during the one time a year the Eagles take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In my four years at BC, the […]

The Social Media Monster

Before diving into my initial thoughts on social media I want to quickly note the reasons I did not discuss this topic in my first blog post. My reasons for holding off are twofold: First, on the heels of Evan Spiegel’s interview and presentation at TechCrunch Disrupt SF I wanted to blog about Snapchat’s new […]