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Netflix vs. Cannes: A Generational Fight

Quite a lot of virtual ink has been spilled on the IS6621 blog about Netflix, and for good reason – the company has fundamentally changed how we consume movies and television. But an interesting dynamic of the Netflix equation has recently come to the forefront, one that pits the old guard of cinema up against […]

Hashtags – can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em

Today, hashtags seem like any other basic part of communication on social media. They are extremely useful in searching and trending topics on Twitter, Instagram, and most recently Facebook. However, there was a time when this simple idea was revolutionary in so many ways. Not only did people begin using them in countless, enthusiastic ways, […]

“Rap Caviar” and the Spotify Playlist

The Spotify playlist is, for millions of Spotify users around the world, the ultimate expression of music taste. Whether it’s a hand-crafted and personal playlist you spend hours poring over, a Spotify discovery playlist created through the magic of data analytics, or a curated playlist that focuses on new releases, the Spotify playlist has proven […]

Closing the Gaps in Education: Technology and Autism

As some of you may know, April is National Autism Awareness month. According to the Autism Society of America, “autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others.” ASD may be defined by a certain set of behaviors, but it is also a “spectrum […]

Changing the Ad Game

Imagine a shake up in the way social media traditionally plays a role in advertising content to consumers. While Instagram and Facebook have utilized intensive targeting methods to reach specific consumers, in the end the ads are the same. They consist of perfectly airbrushed models displaying their merchandise in perfectly manicured photos with maybe a […]