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March Madness and Marketing Implications

It’s that time of the year again… March Madness! For those of you who are less familiar with the term, it is also known as the annual NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. The term was coined after the crazy frenzy fans get into as they cheer for their favorite team to win the national […]

Will Facebook be relevant in 10 years?

Do all social networking sites have an expiration date?  It is an interesting question, and around the Summer of 2012 multiple analysts predicted the end of Facebook in approximately ten years.  Myspace and Facebook are the progeny of Friendster, as you all know.  I have owned accounts on all three social networks; and, of the […]

The Internet of Things and Social Media

Most of you have probably heard about the impending Internet of Things (“IOT”); but, for those of you who have not, the IOT is the next big thing that promises to have our everyday gadgets and wares communicating with us through our personal overlords (read: our mobile phones).  And, this could be a wide range […]

Some predictions for Social Media in 2015

Social Media has a wide variety of uses that have not been fully utilized, or as Professor Kane sometimes remarks, “we’re just scratching the surface.”  There are a few ways that I can see digital marketing, product promotion, and collective interest  being used to capitalize on the medium’s ability to reach individuals.  But, for everything […]

Toast, Potter, Starbucks, etc. — How I expect Social Media to progress from reports, shares, and brainstorms to collaborations

2009 – Eating Toast My initial experience with social media was one of resignation rather than expectation. Entering high school in 2009, the beginning of Facebook’s climb into becoming commonplace, or “boring” as we discussed last week, my first experience was one of annoyance as “Facebook” was constantly dropped in conversation. Dedicated to books, and harboring a […]

Valence, Value and Virality: Why Upworthy & BuzzFeed May Be Skewing Our View of Reality

Am I the only person who gets frustrated with these viral feel-good sites? (Forgive me in advance, as I will admit my bias first and foremost: I am a cynical person at times.) But there is something sincerely irking about sites like Upworthy or BuzzFeed that tell me to feel things 24/7 as I’m scrolling […]

Why Rachel Fagut Hates BuzzFeed

Have you ever heard of “The Best Page in the Universe?” If your answer is no, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Until yesterday, I didn’t know that this page existed. What drew me to the page was a video that I stumbled across titled, “I hate BuzzFeed.” At first, this title disturbed me. I love […]