Tag Archives: 4:30 pm

Politics v. Social Media

Facebook is not the place for politics.  That is exactly how my political views on Facebook read.  People that know me very well find this funny, as I am very opinionated when it comes to Politics and can always hold my own in political debates.  But to me, Social Media is different.  I tell myself […]

Posted Up In Hillside

“When I was abroad and didn’t have wifi for one or two days, I would miss so many Instagrams” my friend Christina mused. We sat in Hillside with our New England Classics in one hand and our phones in the other. “And then when I would finally get wifi,” she continued, her eyes bulging, “I […]

The Facade of Happiness on Social Media

Sitting through the first Kane Social Media class my thought process went something like this: (1) Professor Kane is animated, cool! (2) How do I manage all of this on canvas? (3) Where are we on canvas now? (4) This is a lot of information (5) Professor Kane is crazy! (6) That girl looks like […]

Initial Thoughts

Social media is something that whether we would want to admit it or not has come to run our lives.  Whether you are a child of the “tech generation” brought up by each detail of emerging gadgets, or you are a “baby boomer” trying to understand the technology growth over the years, social media that […]

Striking a Balance

If you watch Parks and Recreation, I am sure you are familiar with Tom and his obsession with social media, and Ron and his hatred of social media. If not, watch the above clip to get an idea of their polar opposite social media attitudes. Ultimately, Tom and Ron are symbolic of the angel and devil […]

A Glimpse at the Future of Social Media, Education, and Digital Technology

Coming into this class, I was interested in technology and social media, but also quite skeptical. Over the course of the semester, my view has changed, becoming more optimistic about the future of social media, education, and the workplace. Professor Kane was right in his TED Talk we watched at the beginning of the semester […]

Goodbye, Snack Time, My Love

If I remember correctly, I came into this class cynical about social media. Although social media can be extremely beneficial and have improved society significantly, for some reason, the dark side of it always made stronger impressions in my mind. I’ve always held the view that being on social media 24/7 is unnecessary and it’s obsessive, and […]

My Social Media Journey: Final Thoughts

On my first blog post I described my 2005 encounter with social media, the strong role it grew to have during my formative years and my questions for how it would affect business as we know it. In keeping with that line of thought, I have broken down the lessons I’ve learned throughout the semester […]

Once Upon a #Selfie…A Social Media Tale

Once upon a time, a recent law school graduate and full-time MBA candidate elected to take the #IS6621 Social Media and Digital Business course with Professor Jerry Kane at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She was earnest in her pursuit of a deeper knowledge and understanding of the business implications of social media, and […]

Until next time, #IS6621.

Three months ago, I was excited, nervous, and confused, as Professor Kane explained everything that had to be done in this class. He reassured us that we’d get into a rhythm and everything would fall into place. Before this class, I was active on Facebook and Instagram. I let my Twitter account sit there for […]

A Letter to My Future Kids

Dear kids, By the time you read this letter, the world you are living in would be very different from when this letter was written – the year end of 2015. Since the moment of your birth, you have been surrounded by what we used to call “The Internet of Things” – all the devices that connect with each […]

#IS6621: Takeaways and Why I Will Be Deleting My Twitter

TAKEAWAYS In some way, context and social media marketing need to align, or the dissonance is off-putting and, ultimately, muddles the message – Amanda Valdes (Expectations for #IS6621) In class, we read and analyzed many case studies on social media successes and failures- not all of which were supplied by the professor. Social media enabled […]

A Semester in #IS6621 as told by Grey’s Anatomy

The one and only Meredith Grey once said, “Change. We don’t like it – we fear it – but we can’t stop it from coming. We either adapt to change, or we get left behind.” Although I’ve found countless ways to apply this quote to my personal life, I think it most accurately captures the […]

Reflection on a Semester in Carroll MBA Social Media Course

It is hard to believe that another semester has already come and gone – and what an eventful semester it turned out to be for social media, and for digital business in general. The fall of 2015 was certainly an appropriate time to be taking a course of this nature, with so many headline stories and […]

How the Gig Economy is Transforming the Definition of Employment

In searching for what I was going to write about this week I stumbled across an interesting article about the future of work and how the traditional 9-5 job model is changing due to the influx of technology in the last decade. If you think about it, our parents grew up in a world where […]