Tag Archives: apps

Food delivery merges my two favorite pastimes: eating and not moving

    “Your order is on its way.” Now that’s what I like to hear. Without leaving the comfort of my dorm, I can have a box of sushi or Pad Thai on its way to campus in a matter of minutes. How have food delivery services such as Grubhub, Blue Apron, and Amazon Fresh […]

No Man’s Sky: Become a Virtual Universe Explorer

A friend of mine involved in the gaming community came across this new futuristic game set to come out soon and after researching the capabilities of this game, I am convinced this is one of the coolest, breakthrough games yet.  It makes a statement about the computing power we now have and the possibilities of creating […]

Colorado #Sexting Scandal: Keeping Secrets Through “Ghost Apps”

Controversy around a high school “sexting” incident in Canon City, Colorado has been proliferating the news as a police investigation has not only caused the cancellation of the high school’s football game (some of the players may be/are culpable in this on-going case) but also could result in potential felony charges. It has recently been revealed that […]

My Breakup with Snapchat </3

When I first deleted my Snapchat, I never thought it would last. Just like a romantic relationship, I thought that our attachment had grown too strong and I just wanted to take a ~break~ to get some much needed space. “It’s not you Snapchat, it’s me.” I thought to myself. Well, a whole ten months […]

Running Through Your Newsfeeds–*Extended*

Since our presentations are cut to such short time limits, with every presenter, there are many unanswered questions from the audience. I am dedicating this blog post to answer some of the questions you all had about my particular topic “Running Through Your Newsfeeds” that I left out of my presentation. I urge you all to […]

Recommendation Algorithms: Reaching the Promised Land

This week in ISYS6621, I will be sharing my findings on Data Mining on social media data. From data generation by users sharing information and spending times on their favorite platforms, to how this data is stored and collected to how this data is finally computed upon and turned into insight, I’ve stumbled upon some […]

My changing social media habits…

In my reading group this past week we read an article about how different age groups use social media. I thought this was an interesting topic and it is particularly interesting for us millennials. I am 23 years old and our generation is actually the first generation to go through multiple stages of their lives […]

I wish I could find my MySpace account..

Admittedly so, when I first heard about this social media class I immediately imagined someone forcing us to blog and use technology we already know how to use. Then maybe discuss how social media has “ruined” the social aspects of real human interaction. But I am SO HAPPY I was wrong… My social media world began with […]

Finale

If this semester has taught me anything, its that Social Media’s uses go far beyond what we utilize it for. Coming into college, I was sure that I was a master of the cyber world. I was getting about 20 likes per tweet, 100 likes per instagram, and my facebook profile likes had me on […]

Twitter: What a great surprise! Reflections on IS6621

When I started the Social Media for Managers’ class, despite being interested and seem to be a promising class, I really was not sure what lay ahead. I must confess that right away I came across something that initially I did not like … something called Twitter! Before the course, I did not have the […]

Budweiser’s Latest Tagline was Kind of a Trainwreck

If you’ve ever seen a Budweiser commercial, you know that the brand is usually pretty funny. Most of their campaigns endearingly feed into the frat like culture that the beer promotes. However, a new slogan printed on their bottles have left some wondering what they were thinking this time. So much so that the company […]

Social Media: They are here to stay.

Although we have heard several times phrases like “When Facebook no longer exists …”, “Twitter will die quickly …” among others, the fact is that being Facebook, Twitter and other networks eternal or not , social media in general are here to stay and are increasingly being part of our everyday lives. In its early […]

ISYS6621: We’re Already Late to the Social Education Party

BC offering us the opportunity to learn practical applications for something we typically use to goof around seemed almost hedonistic. However, as it turns out – we’re already way, way behind on this social media education thing.

So, you think you want to code, build a social media app, and whatnot:  start here! 

There is only one thing to do and you know it: dive in.  If you do not have a heavy computer science background, I am afraid learning to code will require you to get out of your comfort zone; but, when has that ever been a bad thing?  You might be thinking, middle school.  It […]

Low Battery? Head to a ChargeItSpot!

For any iPhone user, there might not be many things that are dreaded more than the infamous connect to power image. While many times we can easily rectify this situation by just plugging in, what happens when your low battery is a result of wandering through New York City with your Google Maps on trying […]