Author Archives: mfrederick13

Semester Learnings and Life After ISYS6621

Last week, I introduced 4 key reasons why I have avoided social media up to this point, so to summarize for those who read other blogs: I did not feel I would add value to social media conversations I did not feel that social media would add value to my knowledge/life I blamed social media for […]

My Social Media Avoidance Disorder?

Right off the bat, I have a few things that need to be made clear. First, Social Media Avoidance Disorder is not a real disorder per se, but there is increasing conversation about it falling under a larger condition called Avoidant Personality Disorder which encompasses a person’s tendency to shy away from social interaction.  Second, my title is […]

Who said digital means the death of board games?

Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics, provides us with a great quote encompassing why it is that social media is important enough for us to be studying the topic: “The power of social media is that it forces necessary change.” Ask any business leader if social media has changed their strategy in some way and I […]

There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Social Media in Law Enforcement

Over the course of our social media class thus far, many of our discussions have turned to the “mob mentality” and how users are constantly looking to attack people who mess up on social networks. See Justine Sacco #1 & #2. See Blake O’Neill. Therefore, I wanted to use one of my blog posts to […]

Live Feeds Success Beyond Social Media Networks

Typically, I take pride in my ability to not give into the pressures of social media. I don’t feel the urge to check my Snapchats or my Facebook feed every time I find myself with a free minute, which is more than I can say for most students I pass on campus. However, I recently […]

Has Social Media Distorted the American Dream?

In 1931, James Truslow Adams brought to life a term we all now commonly know as the “American Dream.” While this term can have different practical meanings for everyone, the unifying definition lies in one’s ability to move up in life or better his/her current status. The phrase underlies accomplishments across America’s history from the […]

What I Expect to Learn About Social Media

If there is one thing we have learned over time, it is that one must adapt to succeed. Within business school courses, we are exposed to the classic examples of Blockbuster, Borders and Circuit City, as companies who failed to adapt and paid the ultimate price. The same applies to individuals, as well, and as […]