Monthly Archives: September 2017

#Groupthink

Have you ever felt yourself being swayed in one direction because of something that you read online? If you answered yes, you may have been a victim of online groupthink. In my Strategic Management class last week, we learned about the various sources of common decision biases and traps. One of the sources that we […]

Social Media: A Path to Academic Failure

I was distraught when three of my professors this semester said computers were not allowed to be used during class. “HOW am I going to survive these classes without my computer” I thought. Taking notes on a computer is way more efficient than hand writing notes. I can type way faster than I can write, […]

Goodbye Grocery Stores?

Clearly after reading all of the ISYS6621 blog posts and from the popularity surrounding snack time, our class loves food. One common trend that I’ve noticed is increasing in popularity is the meal kit delivery services such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. I remember first hearing about these and thinking how genius it was—it […]

Keeping up with the Kardashi-Trends

America’s “royal” family? The most famous-for-nothing celebrities on the planet? That family with big drama and even bigger butts? They have been called all of these things and plenty more, but whatever your opinion of them, the important thing is that you know who they are. Not only that, but you probably also know some […]

TBH, you’ve never heard of the #1 app out right now: tbh

Remember Yik Yak, the anonymous posting app in which your posts went to a Twitter-like feed and were up-voted or down-voted by others in your area? While there were some funny posts, there were many that were targeted attacks on specific individuals posted behind the mask of anonymity. Now, imagine that someone created an app […]

My Addiction to Social Media Ads

“No company better exemplifies the internet-age dictum that if the product is free, you are the product. Facebook’s customers aren’t the people who are on the site: its customers are the advertisers” (Lanchester). Ever since I read John Lanchester article, ‘You Are the Product’, I have not been able to get it out of my […]

The Digitization of the College Experience

As I was sitting around this past week trying to find a topic to write about for this week’s blog post, I paid particular attention to everything I was doing online, hoping that I would find something that would inspire a blog post about digital business. What I noticed, when I tracked what I was […]