Monthly Archives: March 2015

Student-athletes and social media

Last week, star Ohio State quarterback, Braxton Miller, posted the following photo on his Instagram page (@braxtonmiller92): The photo quickly caused a stir, and Miller later took the photo down. Miller, a senior on the team, has an impressive 216,000 followers on instagram. So what is the issue? Well, it is against NCAA rules for […]

Taylor Swift: The Porn Industry’s New Darling

Okay, Taylor Swift is not in the porn industry, but I got your attention. While she is not having sex on film, Taylor Swift, along with other entities such as Harvard, is buying up domain names to ensure she is not a casualty to the new surge of web page names, set to become available later […]

Dealing with my Errant Mortgage Company through Social Media

With interest rates continuing to drop to historic lows, many homeowners have been refinancing their mortgages. My wife and I are through almost four refinances in the last five years.  Each time we lower the interest rate we save hundreds of dollars per month.  It’s not fun.  You need to provide them with complete financial […]

Reflections on ISYS6621 Social Media for Managers, a 21st Century Course

This semester I have the pleasure of sitting in on the 4:30 section of Prof. Kane’s course ISYS6621 Social Media for Managers at Boston College. My motivation is my own education.  I entered the course with only the most cursory understanding of Social Media. I am stunned by the course, the material covered and the way […]

Facebook and Internet.org

Constant, significant innovation is certainly a key component in the never ending efforts of large tech companies to stay relevant.  Facebook in particular has been in the news a lot recently, dipping their multi-billion dollar toes into every possible puddle, from “Businesses on Messenger” e-commerce prospects to Internet of Things discussions at their recent F8 […]

Snapchat Is Taking Over!!!

Snapchat has officially taken over. I woke up this morning at 7:00am to get ready for my bus ride back to NYC and received a text message from my friend saying, “There was a building explosion in NY.” I replied with saying “Well that’s not good.” I took my phone and Googled the incident using […]

From College Guides to College Guide Apps: A Review

When I think back to the onset of my college search process I remember feeling one thing, overwhelmed.  There are thousands of institutions of high education in the U.S. and many different ways to define them.  The categories include combinations of big, small, public, private, urban, rural, religiously affiliated, etc.  With all of these choices, […]