Tag Archives: culture

Implementing Yammer in a Danish Software Company #fail

For the past year and a half, I have been working part-time at a Danish software company. In March this year, they implemented Yammer as a companywide news channel. Yammer is a private social network for internal use in organizations. According to Microsoft, it is used by more than 500,000 companies worldwide. Yammer is like […]

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 […]

100 Years Later: Recognizing the Armenian Genocide on Social Media

Next Friday, April 24, marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Although it isn’t officially recognized as a genocide globally, Armenians around the world use the day to remember those they lost as well as reignite their fight for global leaders to formally acknowledge their loss as a genocide. Despite this day being so […]

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 […]

Social Media, Kids, and the Future

Wait, what? Is this normal? How? Why?   These were my reactions when I got an Instagram follow from my eight year old cousin. Fast forward a couple weeks to Christmas Day, and I am talking to him about how he is in love with his new iPhone, and he’s got the most followers on […]

Does Social Media Have a Role in Amish Culture?

While perusing Buzzfeed, one of my all-time favorite time wasting websites I found a particularly odd article from June of last year called Why Amish Teens Love Facebook. That’s a headscratching oxymoron if I ever heard of one and it led to all sorts of questions. So many questions. How to Amish folks discover social […]

There’s a Method to the Madness

Corporate culture is something important to me, so I enjoyed reading Shipilov’s “The Key to social Media Success Within Organizations” a few weeks ago which gave us a taste of culture and social media. Culture is really about how people associated with the company interact both internally and externally. We discussed in class that internal […]