Author Archives: rjacques62

Reflections on the Creepy-Cool Line

A lot of our time for this class, both on Twitter and in Stokes South 195, was spent discussing recent digital technological advances and where they fell on the Creepy-Cool Line. I’d like to spend this last blog post taking a look at some of the things that we decided were creepy or cool (or […]

Dollar Shave Club: When Being Good Enough Pays Off

“I’m Mike, founder of DollarShaveClub.com. What is DollarShaveClub.com? Well, for a dollar a month we send high quality razors right to your door. Yeah! A dollar! Are the blades any good? No, our blades are f**king great.” With these words, a billion dollar company was launched. Based on the premise that razor’s are overpriced and […]

A Brief History of Marc Lore and Amazon

How would you like to go up against a world-champion heavyweight boxer? How would you like to do it twice? Marc Lore has. Actually, he went up against the champion, went to work for them for over two years, and is now in the process of going up against them again. The champion I’m talking […]

What Happens When the Ref Gets it Wrong?

Modern digital technology allows anyone with an internet connection and an opinion to weight in on decisions made by a sports official. Using an example from an NFL game this past weekend, this post examines the typical social media response to dubious calls.

Buy It Now: Why Facebook Should Acquire eBay

Facebook is in the business of making connections. They connect you with your old classmates, your favorite celebrities, and the companies you use the most. They can even connect you with a person who is willing to buy your unwanted items. In fact, on June 22, 2017 Facebook changed their mission statement to “Give people […]

Is AFL Survival a Fantasy?

You may be surprised to learn that football doesn’t stop between the Super Bowl and the NFL Preseason. And no, I’m not talking about training camp or college spring games. I’m talking about real, full-contact, high scoring football with pads and fans and touchdown dances. Well, kind of. I’m talking about the Arena Football League, […]

Starting ISYS6621

Sorry everyone, I’m not going to lead off with an old AIM name. To be honest, I was a little late to the social media game. I can still remember when I first started my account – New Year’s Eve of my freshman year in high school. I don’t remember why but it was a […]