Tag Archives: 7:00 pm

Saving Lives and Invading Privacy. Social Media & Analytics, the digital-edged sword.

*The mental health clinician knocks on the dorm room door for the 4th set of 3 loud knocks.  No response.  A Boston College police officer opens the door, alongside the dorm resident assistant.  The two professionals and the RA enter to see a young male college student who looks disheveled, admits to not having eaten […]

A Spell Check For Your Speech

How do you promote free speech on the web? According to executive chairman of Google, you develop technologies that give it limits.

Just Getting Started

Duane: Sometimes when I’m driving… on the road at night… I see two headlights coming toward me. Fast. I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car. I can anticipate the explosion. The sound of shattering glass. The… flames rising out of the flowing gasoline. Alvy Singer: Right. Well, […]

How Social Media Can Kill Your Liberal Arts Education

I post, therefore I am. As businesses new and old turn to social media to restructure how they market themselves, other types of institutions are making a similar push—our university included.

I Am No Longer a Social Media Intern

A few years ago, a movie about Google’s illusive internship program popped up in theatres around the country. The Internship, staring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, follows the inner-workings of two middle-aged salesmen once they land spots in the Google program. Both men are charismatic and typify the traditional salesman stereotypes of generations past.   All […]

#ByeIS6621 #IllMissYou #Z

I feel like just yesterday I was writing my first blog for this class about our initial thoughts on social media. I remember sending @piercematt121 a text asking him how to write a blog since he is a casual blogger in his spare time outside of school. I considered him an expert, yet his response […]

From Beginning to End: My Social Media Experience

Before taking this class my use of social media was dwindling. Besides Instagram, I rarely used any other form of SM regardless of the purpose. This class not only reinvigorated my use of social media, but it allowed me to look at SM from a totally different perspective. Reflecting back on my post regarding initial thoughts on […]

Social Media Isn’t Shallow, Your Friends Are

“wait – I’m not ready!” It’s a phrase I hear too often when I point a camera at somebody. From a young age we’re told that a photograph involves looking into a camera and smiling. It’s a notion that is reinforced over and over, from the annual family christmas card to the class photo. This […]

Came for the Pizza, Left with More Than Just a Slice

4 months filled with boxes of Pinos, cookies, donut cake, and assorted snacks from CityCo or CVS certainly sounds like a recipe for any senior looking to check off gaining the freshman 15. But, alas it wasn’t. Instead, it was part of the formula that equated to a successful two and a half hour class […]

This definitely beats a final exam.

This semester, I expected to learn a set of cookie-cutter rules on how to manage a corporate social media presence, which quite frankly, wasn’t on my list of immediate career plans. However, what actually happened in class was a series of in-depth, provocative discussions about how social media is changing the world we live in, […]

The Misappropriation of ‘Disruption’

Can you “disrupt” ISIS? Well, Hillary Clinton suggested Silicon Valley do just that this week.

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 […]


It has been an enriching and rewarding semester delving into the world of social media business. Is social media changing our society? Is social media bad or good? I can write at length about these two questions and I can accumulate research to support an argument but I wouldn’t be elaborating on what I’ve gleaned […]

The End

Throughout the class we’ve learned about social media’s seemingly limitless capabilities and reach. Social media has grown from a simple space where people play on their virtual farms to an inseparable part of our daily lives. This year alone, politicians are expected to spend upwards of $1 billion dollars online ads with social media sites […]

How To Make Change: Use & Delete Social Media

What I’ve Learned  Use Social Media to Make Change. Delete Social Media To Make Change (For Yourself). While those two points seem contradictory, I’ve found that social media has both enhanced and consumed my life in many instances. I’m sure most people can attest to this love-hate relationship. So what the heck am I talking […]