Author Archives: cynmzfigueroa

my blogging swan song

I honestly thought this was going to be a class about social media and the internet. In reality, it’s a class about people.* I originally selected this course because I thought it would help me become a better marketer. That I would learn all there is about using social media and revolutionize the work I […]

#slacking off at work

A couple of weeks ago I found myself in a conversation with a peer of mine in the office. We both recently stepped into management roles and were exchanging our experience with being a younger millennial manager. At one point he shared “I had to establish boundaries pretty quick, someone asked for a day off […]

I want your social network

IColumbia University… a prestigious Ivy League institution. They’ve produced plenty of notable alumni like the founding fathers of the United States, some of my personal favorite entertainment stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jenny Slate, and even a few Nobel Peace prize recipients. Needless to say they’re a pretty big deal. (I promise I do not moonlight […]

flat tummy tea-ns

A couple of weeks ago I watched “Eighth Grade” (trailer below), which captured the utter anxiety and insecurity that middle school is ripe with. What really gave me anxiety though was just how much social media plays a huge part in amplifying these, so much so that after the film ended I thanked the fates […]

stop, collaborate and credit [your memes]

Memes are a staple of the internet. I’ve grown up on memes. Even though the last episode of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” aired over ten years ago, its host Xzibit was forever immortalized by the “Yo Dawg”  meme that circulated forums, making fun of the extravagant and often unnecessary upgrades installed on cars that appeared […]

How do you do, fellow kids?

This is attempt 6.0 of me tackling the blogosphere. The first four were in my teens in the pre-Myspace era when internet providers still offered webhosting services. I remember teaching myself basic HTML and painstakingly thinking of a clever blog title, investing hours on designing my masterpiece and crafting my first post only to abandon […]