Monthly Archives: December 2013

How We Label It: Who has Shaped and Shared Pantene’s #WhipIt Campaign?

Last week I got a message from my friend on gchat, “Have you seen this!?! I want to send it to every girl I know!” she exclaimed.  She attached a link to a Business Insider article, titled “Pantene Produces an Overtly Feminist Ad But It Won’t Be Seen In The US.” Well, the article was wrong […]

Whisper harnesses the power of anonymity to create a judgment free social network that is going viral

Whisper, the anonymous secret sharing social network that aims to connect people through shared experiences, is rapidly growing its user base and attracting the attention of both big VC’s and the tech community. The Santa Monica based startup has already raised $24 million in venture funding from some of the largest west coast investors including […]

The Social Media Blame Game: Issuing An Apology

Originally posted on And So I Digress..:
The Blame Game Reflecting on the posts I’ve made thus far for #MI621, I realize that I have been incredibly negative. I’m not sure what exactly drew me to these dark topics, but for some reason, my recent blog posts have had a cynical and at times harshly…

Jesse Eisenberg ≠ Social Media

The Social Network essentially told us that the concept of a social network was singlehandedly invented, redefined and repackaged in the space of a year or so by Zuckerberg and a supporting cast of pretty people.

Better Late Than Never

The last day of class we discussed that a common theme in most students’ final blogs: an expanded definition of what social media is. It is traditionally viewed as the most popular ways to connect and interact with others on the Internet: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.  I have a great interest in technology and […]

Juliana Everyday

“I finally came to terms with the fact that while it might be incredibly romantic to be discovered in a coffee shop, todays listeners—both casual listeners and fans and people on the industry side of things—were tuned into the internet. That’s just how things are these days. If you want an audience, that’s where you have […]

A Website that Changed My Life (Extra Post)

I looked back at all my other blogs and was really trying to sum them all up in on last post. This is my extra blog as a replacement for a HootSuite certification. I figured I already gave my final thoughts for my 7th blog, but when it comes down to it I never actually […]

Discovery of a Small Part of Reddit

*I miscounted the amount of blog posts that I have done, so this is my final post. After reading Livi’s blog post about Reddit, I decided to poke around and see what the fuss was all about. After digging around for a bit and getting familiar with the interface, I realized that there is a […]

Will This Be A #Toppost?

There are so many things to say about this semester—thankfully, many of which other people have already blogged about. Social media allows us to connect with others, directly engage brands, and overall do some good in society. We’ve also seen the potentially harmful aspects of social media—thank you Kabrina Chang and Google. However, one of […]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media (Final Thoughts)

When I started this class I was an active facebook user, but really that was about it. I’ve always felt torn between actually wanting to live my life and wanting to share it with those people that I care about. I felt the best way to strike this balance was to choose one platform, use […]

Google: Your Name

        If you don’t have a generic name such as John Smith, it may be fairly easy for anyone to Google your name. This is most important as many of us begin our search for a job or internship and diving straight into interview season. In an interview you always want to […]

Final Reflections (Redux!)

Where to begin? I think we can all agree that mi621 has opened our minds to the wonderful, complex world of social media. Our readings and videos have sparked great conversations both in class and on Twitter, and I want to spend my final post going over some takeaways that really resonated with me. We […]

How to Land Your Dream Girl.

The advent of Woman Crush Wednesdays (“#WCW”) has changed the way any man can pick up any woman. There was a time when you could only admire celebrity women from afar, and dream that you were in a position to date her. This is no longer the case as social media has made the impossible […]

Want to be an HourlyNerd?

Considering our class is made up of both MBA students and Undergraduates who will possibly be MBA’s in the future, I thought it’d be interesting to blog about a company I recently discovered called HourlyNerd. HourlyNerd is a startup company led by a group of Harvard MBA students that features a freelance business-consulting network for […]

Everything I wanted to write about Social Media (Part 2)

During the course of this class, I was overwhelmed on every aspect of my life that writing a simple post was a dauntin task. There were many times when I sat down on the computer with all the intentions to write, and more times than other I would have a really good topic to talk […]