Monthly Archives: December 2016

No One Said Goodbyes Would Be Easy

Coming into this class, I asked myself, “what am I doing?” I’m an accounting major who’s always preferred numbers over words (okay, I do love to read leisurely though). I’m passively active on social media; that basically means I just scroll through feeds to see what people are up to, but rarely do I actually […]

Now You’ll Never Get Nagged for Being Lazy

As a college student, I think I’ve gotten pretty good at being lazy. If I’m not lamenting about my academic woes of having procrastinated too much during the semester, I’m worried about not having a clean pair of pants to wear to class tomorrow. I’ve become so focused on “bigger things” (i.e. career goals, social relationships) […]

Amazon Told Me It’s Okay to Steal

1 in 11 people in America are shoplifters; I was once one of those eleven people. Remember back in the day, at your local CVS or Wal-Mart, there’d be a huge container of color bouncy balls in the toy aisle? Naturally, like any kid would, I used to grab one of those balls and bounce them […]

(Repost) My Initial Thoughts on Social Media

(This was stuck in personal wordpress and never made it to the class blog) To start, my thoughts on social media break down into two categories 1) my personal use and 2) utility for businesses. First, my personal use of social media. I both appreciate the utility of social media and have a distaste for […]

A Bittersweet End

The Class: Without question, social media & digital business has been my most enjoyable class this semester.  The autonomy that we are granted for our blog posts, presentations, tweets and class discussion allow us to develop our own insights and discuss current tech and social media topics that are impacting our daily lives.  I have truly […]

What I Didn’t Learn in Social Media & Digital Business

Going into my first Social Media and Digital Business class, I had no idea what to expect. I had been trying to get into this class for two years; I had heard nothing but acclaim for the class and BCpeps indicated that Gerald Kane was a professor you would be lucky to have. However, I […]

Surprise… I’m Twitter famous

All this time we’ve spent in Social Media & Digital Business together, and you had no idea. Yes, my fellow #IS6621 colleagues, it is true. I have had the distinct and honorable privilege of being recognized as one of the great influencers of social media as we know it, and now finally I am sharing […]

Four (and a Half) Things to Remember

As we finish our investigation of social media I felt that for my final post it would be best to look across the last 4 months and pull together a set of personal thoughts and reflections on both the concepts we covered and what happened in our world that relates to social media. Here are […]

So Long, Farewell!

I dragged my feet writing this blog for a few reasons. Yes, yes, busy of course, but that wasn’t the real driver for my delay. I didn’t know what to write and I am not looking forward to this class ending. I’ve really enjoyed our small group discussions, readings, and getting to know my classmates […]

I’m Off The Grid

I’m going off the grid! I’ve temporarily disabled by instagram and facebook accounts for an indefinite period of time. No, I’m not quite going back to the 1800s. I have kept my snapchat as a messaging platform and my email accounts because I’m not insane. I’ve got the messenger and sms capabilities of my phone, […]

My opinions & an interview with Mr. Peanut

Before I share my interview with dabbing Mr. Peanut, I figured I would wrap up my perception and thoughts on Social Media and Digital Business by reacting to my “my thoughts on my initial thoughts on social media,” and explaining to you why I would never go Live on Facebook. Reactions First, sorry for calling […]

ISYS6621 Final Exam(en)

This being my seventh semester at a Jesuit university, I’m honestly surprised whenever I don’t have to complete a reflection for a class. A personal favorite is The Examen, (coincidentally the Spanish word for exam…though a reflection is much more preferable) which is a daily Jesuit reflection. A common structure for a [Digital?] Examen is […]

ISYS6621 Highlight Reel: A Semester In Review

Good evening folks, welcome back to December Madness. It’s the final countdown of 2016, the time of year where grades are made or broken by late nights and early mornings in the library. During this tense time, I’ll take a moment to reflect back on the season of academia on the Heights. There have been […]

“Final” Thoughts…

The “Final” in “Final Thoughts” is supposed to indicate that Social Media and Digital Business, the class, has come to an end. But in reality, this will in no way be the final time I think about the topics that we’ve discussed over the semester. I started the course with simple expectations. Like most other […]

My Final Thoughts on My Initial Thoughts on Social Media & Digital Buisness

Before I jump in to this final blog, I want to thank whoever has been reading this blog over the past few months. Blogging is something I never expected to get into while at college, and it has been both a fun and challenging way to express my thoughts and opinions on the topics at […]