Author Archives: camcurrie99

Has Uber Reduced Drunk Driving?

The ease and convenience of Uber and other ridesharing services are helping to reduce drunk-driving crashes, but a recent study by Christopher Morrison, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that this reduction is not as widespread as we may hope. The study looked at ridesharing program availability and car crash history in four […]

Facebook’s Questionable Advertisements

As we discussed during our class on Facebook, the social media giant is known for controversy—whether it’s over a new feature, privacy, or using the platform for shady activities. This week, the social media company is bolstering one of their most important divisions, advertising, to combat what some refer to as “questionable advertising,” specifically in […]

Online Advertisement Tracking Hits a Major Bump

As Whitney pointed out during her presentation, marketing firms and advertising firms like DigitasLBi rely heavily on their ability to track users’ interactions with online advertising. However, with a new software update from one of the world’s largest technology companies, the job of tracking users through advertisements is getting much more difficult. Technology giant Apple […]

The Evolution of Social Media in My Life

My first experience on a “social network” was AOL Instant Messenger, back when I got my first computer with internet access in third grade. My username, created by my older brother, loosely resembled a strange commitment to my full name, my street name, and a series of random numbers – camerontaft17356. Little did I know […]

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