Monthly Archives: October 2013

Boston Wins the World Series of Social Media

I will admit it; I have a major Boston bias. It’s hard not to when you have lived here your whole life. I mean, aside from the weather, what’s not to love? We have incredible sports teams and even more impressively an incredible community. Both of which were proven last night when the Red Sox […]

You Are What You Like

Can our personality be predicted using our Facebook profile? During Tuesday night’s guest presentation, I found this to be a fascinating topic. Can researchers really find a true link between our likes, statuses, photos, friends, etc to our personality types? Are there underlying aspects of our profiles that can really determine success on the job? […]

Teachers Pay Teachers

My older sister is a first grade teacher.  She is my best friend, and has been an amazing sister to me all my life, so it is no surprise that she is such a great teacher. According to her, her favorite teachers on a website called Teachers Pay Teachers may be better than her, but […]

Chirpify and Hashtag Commerce

One of the biggest challenges the social media giants face today is capturing mobile advertising dollars. With more and more users switching their surfing hours from computers to mobile devices, Facebook, Twitter and others are having difficulty growing mobile revenues. This is because mobile ads command fewer dollars than other ads because they are less […]

20 Things To Do In Your 20s

As today is my 22nd Birthday, it seemed fitting to write a post on 20 things to do in your twenties, and how to incorporate social media into them.  And to answer the question I somehow frequently get asked, yes my birthday always falls on Halloween. October 31st is always October 31st. 1) Land your […]

Evolution of Comedy

What does Legolas feed his horse? Elf-elf-a! *Cue boisterous laughter Comedy used to be people sitting in a venue (say a bar-lounge) and watching a live performance from a stand-up comic like Louis C.K. or from an improv group. People would lounge around at home and watch a funny show like Saturday Night Live or a hilarious […]

Dear Social Media: Please Help, I’ve Lost My Wallet

Let me preface this post by saying that I never lose things.  The only time I had to get a replacement BC ID during my four years as an undergraduate was because I accidentally broke mine in half, while my roommate went through about eight because she lost them so frequently.  I made it through a semester […]

Dirty Little Secrets…Exposed

This past week, the inevitable finally happened. My roommates and I experienced our first bout of drama, as one would except when living with five other college girls. But the unexpected was the source of this drama—an online post. Further proving just how much social media has infiltrated all of our lives. To set the […]

In Response to Kabrina Chang

Your employer is monitoring your social media presence. Your future employee will be looking. College admission’s offices are paying attention, and so is financial aid. After Ms. Chang’s presentation last night, I can’t help but wonder: who isn’t looking? I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not taking Randi Zuckerberg’s advice. In fact, I […]

REVOLT TV: #IAMREVOLT

Last week, Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, or Puff (yes this man has 6 alter-egos) launched a television channel called Revolt TV. P. Diddy decided to partner with Comcast to introduce this new music-oriented television channel. The REVOLT will be a platform where people of all ages can come […]

CISPA is back

In the mix of all the NSA scandal drama over the past few months I have been hearing quite a bit of chatter online about CISPA being back. People on all social media platforms have been protesting this regulation so I decided to check it out a bit further to get a better understanding.   […]

How Many Jellybeans Have You Wasted?

Recently my cousin’s wife posted a video to Facebook that was entitled “This Video Uses Jelly Beans To Show You How Much You’re Wasting Your Life.”  With a name like that it’s not very surprising that I was curious enough to watch it.  It turned out to actually be a pretty beautiful video and not […]

Matty Mo and the Power of Social Media

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon the blog “Lifestyles of the Young, Rich, and Homeless” by Matt Monahan (aka Matty Mo) on the website Medium (a new blogging platform recently launched by Twitter cofound Evan Williams). (link: https://medium.com/better-humans/6620882dde89) The writing is about Matt’s relationship with a man known as The Pirate.  Matt met The Pirate […]

Influence and Klout

Rachel Botsman’s “The Currency of Trust” provides an uplifting view of our socioeconomic future, in which “reputation” and trustworthiness are quantifiable assets.  Botsman brings up an interesting point by noting the difference between reputation and influence. She mentions Klout, a new service designed to measure influence and web presence. I think this idea is something […]

Your Mom’s on Facebook…She’s Not on One

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been bombarded on Facebook newsfeed with advertisements for a new social media app called One.  Curious what it was, I searched for an answer: when it was launched, what features it provides, how it’s different from other networks…anything!  After Google oddly provided me nothing, I reluctantly decided to […]