Monthly Archives: February 2015

#Boston2024

#Boston2024 On January 8, 2015 the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) selected Boston as the United States’ bid city for the 2024 Summer Games. Boston was selected over San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. The Olympic games date back to Ancient Greek times until they were banned as a pagan ritual. Then in 1896, […]

Virtual: Our New Reality

Virtual reality, a term we’re all familiar with and often hear thrown around in conversations regarding technology of the future. From the big screen in beloved blockbuster favorites such as The Matrix and Tron, virtual reality has been regarded as a technology of the future; until now. Popular social networking platform Facebook announced at the […]

Call it MAGIC

“Hey guys, have you heard of this new thing called Magic?” Right after I said this, I knew I would get a few people saying, “Wow Mark, did you really just say that?” But I wasn’t talking about the Abra Kadabra stuff we saw at birthday parties as a kid – with that magic I […]

Powertrips at our Fingertips

Accessibility to information is something we ruthlessly take advantage of. Google provides us with answers to endless questions, Amazon provides us with almost any product we could need, and if there’s a void for information, there’s an app for that. But our entitlement to information can have a more negative influence on our lives than we […]

YouTube Kids

For those of you who didn’t know, YouTube launched an app this past Monday called YouTube Kids. It is a childproofed version of its mobile app, with parental controls, a simpler interface and no comments. It is the first Google product built from the ground up design for kids. The app makes it safer and […]

I’m Gonna Give All My Secrets Away

Yes, I did just quote the popular band OneRepublic in my title and, yes, I know that is incredibly cheesy. However, this particular song lyric is very closely related to my post this week, which is on the admired blog “Post Secret”. Do you understand the title now? Background To give you some background information […]

Implications of Children Using Social Media

I’m going to be honest, the most exciting person I follow on Instagram is my little cousin, Josh.  Each week I get to see pictures of him playing baseball, nicely filtered photos of his new puppy, and of course selfies of him and his very serious, seventh-grade girlfriend.  I mean there’s really no better way to […]

Is Online Dating Getting Out of Control?

I have a big problem at people who criticize online dating or just any type of dating that does not require meeting in person first. Now, this is coming from someone who has never partook in any type of online dating, but I would have no problem doing so. My issue is that people criticize […]

THE DRESS IS BLACK AND BLUE!!!

Is it black and blue, or white and gold?  I KNOW it is black and blue.  For everyone who sees white and gold, I say you’re wrong and I have no clue where you are coming from.  It makes no sense to see white and gold. This social media phenomenon happened over night and has […]

Is it a Man’s World? – Social Media and Gender

We all use social media. We have heard this statement in a lot of variations since the Social Media for Management classes started. We have also learned a lot about what social media is, but who is “we all”. We belong to a certain age group, a geographic region and (maybe above all) one type […]

Why Do Businesses Hold Social Media Contests?

Let’s face it… Most businesses and companies have jumped on the social media bandwagon at this point. If you have social media accounts for your customers and advocates, they have instantaneous access to your content and a constant reminder every time your brand appears on your newsfeed. Not only do the contestants have a constant […]

Net Neutrality: A Big Day

Today in a 3-2 vote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved “net neutrality”. This means that no one has control over a free and open internet. Before service providers like Comcast, handled different internet activities in different ways and at different costs. Now internet service providers will be regulated on how they handle the data […]

Tweets Not Fit for Two Kings

WARNING: This blog is written by a BIASED Celtics fan. I really thought that should be emphasized at the beginning. Lebron James and Phil Jackson are similar in many ways. They both are two of the most recognizable figures in the NBA. They both have one multiple NBA championships (LBJ as a player, Phil Jackson as […]

#LetHawaiiHappen

As snow keeps on piling up here on the East Coast, Hawaii’s weather forecast includes a slight chance of rain, with mostly sunny skies. Highs of the day hits around 81 degrees, while lows are around 70 degrees. Hawaii is sunny with warm weather year-round, which makes it one of the hottest spots for tourists. […]

Collaborate – In the Real World

Over the course of the semester, we have learned lot about how corporations utilize social media internally, however we haven’t had too many opportunities to see an enterprise social media platform in action. So, to illustrate some of the benefits and challenges of social media used within a company, I want to introduce you to […]