Author Archives: adurney1

Part II: Blackouts

Over Easter break, I, like most IS6621 students, causally scrolled through twitter looking for interesting topics to write my blog on.  As of Holy Saturday, I had my topic secured and had a full blog written on the cryptocurrency and its use in environmental green energy.   On Easter Sunday, a different story conquered social […]

The Year Without Social Media & #KeepItOn

March 28, 2019 marked an important date in the world of social media.  Other than being my brother, Justin’s 18th birthday, March 28, 2019 marked the one year anniversary of the ban of social media in Chad.  For the last year, the country of over 13 million had their access to social media blocked by […]

Saving Lives: One Tweet at a Time

For most in IS6621, social media is the focus of business and consumer analysis and the ability to leverage its use to create a unique story for our brands.  Social media has great potential within all of our business aspirations. Brand creation and recognition can be driven from an Iphone. For others, social media is […]

The Internet Knows Where You Workout

Picture this: Would you tell a stranger the exact location you will be at the exact time of day every day.  Now, imagine sharing this daily information with the entire internet. Enter the public data sharing of Strava.  I’ll come back to this. As a Division 1 runner, every mile counts.  Recovery miles, tempo miles, […]


“Different” That is the word that stuck out for me on the syllabus.  Full disclosure: I stalked the syllabus before the first class to gauge the course.   The word, different, was quite intriguing, but honestly I did not know what I was getting into till the first class.  I had dabbled on Twitter. I […]