Tag Archives: Connections

The Apple Experience: Greater Than The Sum of its Parts

Most experts agree that the iPhone is not the most technically superior smartphone in the market. In fact, several different phones are far superior to the iPhone in categories like screen resolution, battery life, and processing speeds. The Samsung Galaxy line of phones seem to be better across the board in terms of technical capabilities, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taylor Swift: The Porn Industry’s New Darling

Okay, Taylor Swift is not in the porn industry, but I got your attention. While she is not having sex on film, Taylor Swift, along with other entities such as Harvard, is buying up domain names to ensure she is not a casualty to the new surge of web page names, set to become available later […]

You go? I go? WiGo!

There is another player emerging on the ever-growing social media landscape.  That entrant is WiGo, a social media app that is an acronym for “Who Is Going Out.”  WiGo was founded by its current CEO Ben Kaplan, a 23-year-old Holy Cross dropout and former hockey player.  The app was created after Kaplan pitched his idea to a panel […]

HOW TO HANDLE DEBATE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Let’s face it… There are two extremes to interactions on social media: the good, and the bad. Some interactions foster close connections and allow people to immerse themselves in enriching conversations. Other social media interactions, however, can end up in heated, and frequently unfriendly, debate. When controversy arises on social media, it can often get […]

Remitly: An Introduction Into the World of Mobile International Finance

Remitly Remitly is an online and mobile platform that is coined at “The best way to send money home”.  Their platform aims to fix the expensive and inefficient landscape that currently exists to send money to friends and family abroad. Remitly empowers people to strengthen relationships across borders by being the world’s most customer-focused payments […]

Viral Goes Scientific

Viral videos have become an ordinary part of our online and social experience. They’ve even become commonplace in advertising. But how does viral work? How do we know if something will catch on? Up till now we really didn’t. But advertisers are trying to crunch the numbers to unlock the secrets of viral videos.

Why Do Businesses Hold Social Media Contests?

Let’s face it… Most businesses and companies have jumped on the social media bandwagon at this point. If you have social media accounts for your customers and advocates, they have instantaneous access to your content and a constant reminder every time your brand appears on your newsfeed. Not only do the contestants have a constant […]

Net Neutrality: A Big Day

Today in a 3-2 vote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved “net neutrality”. This means that no one has control over a free and open internet. Before service providers like Comcast, handled different internet activities in different ways and at different costs. Now internet service providers will be regulated on how they handle the data […]

How Social Media Brings People Together ( – and +)

Social Media. Wow, what a loaded term. From email to AIM, MySpace to Facebook, Twitter to Instagram, and everything in between, this crazy world of multimedia has changed the way we interact with one another. It seems like yesterday when some of my middle school friends would sneak their phones into class to IM each other […]

Thinking Beyond Web 2.0

My initial expectations for this class are to go outside the box of the typical mainstream media discussions of social media. I hope to move beyond social media’s effectiveness as a marketing tool or a discussion starter / expander or how social media “connects” people who would otherwise lose touch or never meet. I don’t […]

Stephen Hawking

Amplifying the Voice of a Brilliant Mind: Stephen Hawking on Facebook

“Now anyone anywhere in the world, can react immediately to new work. Science has become more inclusive.”