Monthly Archives: September 2016

Have you registered to vote?

As I was skimming through social media this week, one common theme popped up on my social channels and the messages were all the same; Register to vote. Each channel of media pushed it in their own way. At first, I did not notice it, but once I was looking the messages were everywhere. I decided […]

One Weird Trick Companies Use To Get Your Attention!

Clickbait.   If you’re unfamiliar with this term, you probably haven’t been on the internet long. While you may know what it is, the definition of clickbait isn’t exactly clear. Buzzfeed’s founder Ben Smith defines it as an article that doesn’t deliver on its headline’s promise, while others define its criteria as an article that misleads, sensationalizes […]

Social Media Saving Lives!

Intro As evidenced by everyone’s initial thoughts on social media, there is a spectrum of uses and opinions on the value of social media. Many people discuss the impact of cyber bullying, depression from constantly comparing yourself to others, and lack of connecting offline with people. The benefits of social media are often overlooked, it’s […]

Hi, I’d Like To Buy 10,000 Followers

In the age of social media, our popularity and worth has become more public and the subject of scrutiny by peers across these social media platforms. On Instagram and twitter, your ratio of followers to following as well as you absolute number of followers is a key indicator of how popular or successful you are. […]

Tidal: What Could Have Been

The music industry has seen quite a bit of change with regards to how users consume their music; it has become more and more digitalized. Long gone are the days where you see people running along with Walkmans in hand. People have since converted to using MP3’s to listen to their music. However, this area […]

E-commerce and Retargeting

E-commerce has come a long way since it became a popular and socially acceptable way of purchasing one’s household items and clothing. Although it was pioneered in the 1980s as a Business-to-Business prototype by Michael Aldrich, e-commerce did not take off as a popular B2C activity for a few decades. Years later, it is almost […]

The Power of the Finsta

Finsta: For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a Finsta is a fake Instagram. The first time I made a Finsta was as a joke with my friend. We didn’t follow the conventional method of posting outwardly embarrassing photos, but we did post a collection of photos we didn’t want to purposely show others. We […]