Monthly Archives: April 2017

Well, that’s a wrap #IS6621

Social Media has been a big part of my life growing up and it will keep evolving and changing in order to stay relevant. Many people who do not like social media are just scared to adopt it because of the volatility that comes along with it. It’s like driving a car or learning how […]

Just keep tweeting, just keep tweeting

“You’re on Twitter, don’t you have work to do?” Ummm yeah, and I’m doing it. It’s called a social media class. #IS6621 has hands-down been one of my favorite classes at BC and it wasn’t just because of the built-in excuse of claiming that being on Twitter was productive to my homework efforts. And to […]

Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

With each passing class, it seemed like every night there was so much to talk about on social media and in the digital business world.  From PR disasters to rogue national parks the course touched on so many different topics and developments in the digital world that, despite not exactly being a room full of […]

Final Thoughts, it’s complicated!

My initial blog post was titled “Out of Balance”. What I thought I knew and what I didn’t know really was what was out of balance. Secret confession, I had no idea how to pronounce Airbnb before this class, I had envisioned a fancy sounding French pronunciation. Chalk that up to at least one thing learned but […]

Our highlight reel (lots of gifs!)

The time is here, folks. Looking back on this class, we looked at highs of social media, lows, the future, the past, and everything in between, and also current events and happenings. As a senior, I couldn’t imagine ending my 4 years here with any other class, since this has given me a great outlook for […]

TBH I got nothing from this class :/

So, you fell for it and started reading my blog post- I have mastered clickbait. But, at this point, you should probably know that my title is absolutely fake news and I can truly say that this was one of my favorite classes at Boston College. I was very nervous beginning this class because 1) […]

“I understand now. This world doesn’t belong to them; it belongs to us.”

If you watched the HBO show, Westworld, you probably recognize this quote. Dolores, one of the androids, said this at the end of the season when she realizes her power over humans. The entire show is based on the idea that humans created these robots that will eventually outsmart and kill us. Who knows if […]

I Hate Goodbyes

The time has come for my last blog post.  It is a refreshing and somewhat saddening feeling.  I am glad to be one step closer to completing my MBA, but I will miss the rich discussions that were brought up in class, tweets, and blogposts.  I will also miss the various snacks that were available […]

Final Thoughts

(Feel free to play this video as you read the blog) So in order to generate some inspiration and to make this a truly reflective blog, I went back to my original post at the beginning of the semester. Upon reading that blog, one thing stuck out to me in particular: I was very much […]

FINAL THOUGHTS ON A GREAT CLASS

So what are my final thoughts on this class? I really enjoyed it! Meagan Roecker, a friend of mine on BC’s Track & Field team, who is also in charge of BC’s Instagram account (yep, she was one of those guest speakers) assured me that I would love this class – and I have to admit, my […]

4 Things I Took Away from Prof Kane’s Class

When I first started this class and we were asked to write an initial thoughts blog post, I wrote about my skepticism and basically my lack of usage of social media because it isn’t something that I am hyper passionate about and I am not keen on sharing my entire life with the people that […]

Final Thoughts

Write a blog on your “Final Thoughts for Social Media”. Sure, let’s think about this. Final thoughts are like that segment of the show where you wrap everything up in order to leave your audience with a pondering thought or a good feeling on the inside. On the other hand, if you’re Tomi Lahren, you manage […]

Brand Safety And The Brave New World Of Shared Media

If you’ve ever taken an intro-level Mass Communication course (I know I have!), you’ve probably sat through at least one lecture about the three forms of media: paid, earned, and owned. I could go into detail about each one, but this chart does a pretty good job of quickly breaking things down: Pretty straightforward, right? […]

Warby Parker Making Glasses Cool Again

I’m not blind without my glasses, but I definitely need to wear glasses or contacts if I want to see leaves on trees. Quick refresher: when I was in middle school, glasses were definitely not considered cool. I dreaded going to the eye doctor and thought most glasses looked ugly on my face. And when […]

How to Keep Learning After *cringe* Graduation

In a world that is rapidly changing, it is essential to continue learning. Udacity, a popular MOOC provider, states, “education is no longer a one-time event but a lifelong experience.” MOOCs, or “massive open online courses” reflect a need for lower cost, high-quality education. This need, combined with the advancements in technology and cultural changes have […]