Author Archives: paulri2015

Final thoughts on IS6621: I have joined the social media bandwagon!

One of my friends suggested I take Social Media and Digital Business with Prof. Kane. Initially I was skeptical about taking this course because I did not have an active social media presence. My usage of social media was limited to Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype and a few other apps. I had no experience with WordPress […]

Social Media and T&T’s 2015 General Elections

On Monday, 7 September 2015, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) held general elections in 41 constituencies. The Peoples National Movement (PNM), won 23 seats with 51.68% of the votes cast and the Peoples Partnership (PP) won 18 seats with 46.64% of the votes cast. The PNM was led by Dr. Keith Rowley, who […]

Diabetes Awareness and Social Media

Take 2 – In Observance of Diabetes Awareness Month (November) Who is Talking About Diabetes?    It is common to open the newspaper and read articles about HIV/AIDS, cancer, or recent health scares/outbreaks. More often than not there is little mention about diabetes. Outside of diabetes communities there is little discussion about the disease. Diabetes […]

American Diabetes Month

Thanksgiving Day and National American Heritage Month (often referred to as Native American Heritage Month) are both celebrated in November in the United States of America. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November each year. It is at the end of the harvest season and is an annual Federal holiday to express […]

Your Digital Footprint Matters (even at Boston College)

Every time you go online you leave a digital footprint that can be searched, copied, shared, or broadcasted. Digital footprints are the comments (even private ones) we leave on social media sites such as Facebook, statuses, YouTube videos, blog posts, history of websites visited, apps used, and e-mails to name a few. Our digital footprint […]

Can Viral Stories Really Create Social Change?

Three weeks ago we all learned of Ahmed Mohammed, the MacArthur High School freshman arrested after he brought what school officials and police described as a “hoax bomb” on campus. #IStandWithAhmed went viral and many politicians like President Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton wasted little time to comment. @acoulombe13 noted “Ahmed Mohamed’s hashtag effect was […]

The Evolution of US Political Campaigns

As we approach the 2016 US Presidential Elections let’s take a few moments to review the evolution of US political campaigns. You would agree that all campaigns are in business to promote the messages of presidential candidates, motivate voters by canvassing in communities, and fundraise. Although many people volunteer in political campaign, a lot of […]