Tag Archives: food

Best of Boston

Many small businesses make the same mistake when it comes to social media – they tend to bombard followers with an endless stream of advertising messages, which followers fail to engage with. Here are a few companies near BC that are using Facebook, Instagram, and Yelp effectively.

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 […]

The Perfect Recipe For Success

Food is universal. We all love food, and it if looks good, even better. In some sense, food isn’t just food, it can be culture, traditions, fond memories, a reason to gather with friends, family, and loved ones. We all eat to live, but the thinking seems to have shifted to “living to eat.” Though many […]

Final Thoughts About Social Media and Digital Business

As we near the end of the semester and get ready for finals, writing this blog is such a stress-relieving activity, as it has been all semester. Giving my own opinions and insights and writing both objectively and subjectively for an audience of so many intelligent peers has been a great outlet this whole semester. […]

MassNightly: Plan your night out!

Tanya Williams, my best friend since elementary school, came to visit me this weekend. In casual conversation with her, she mentioned she loves her current internship as a social media intern with a startup called MassNightly. I was eager to hear more about her experience, so asked her for a more formal follow-up interview to […]

The Tastiest Form of Social Media: How Anyone Can Be A Chef Through Facebook

We are all acutely aware of the general switch of many forms of news and entertainment from traditional media to online, but underneath the obvious surface of news, weather, sports, and music are more niche transitions that are happening before our very eyes.  The most prominent of these, even though it might seem like an […]

Up Close and Personal with Clean Courses Founder: Zein Farradj

Meet Zein Farradj, my good friend, roommate, and founder of clean eating Instagram account Clean Courses (follow her here). Zein founded Clean Courses in January 2014 and posts pictures of healthy meals and snacks, along with recipes, and healthy eating and lifestyle tips. I love following her account because she posts the most delicious meals […]

Blipit or Miss It-Foodie Communities on SM

Every time I get a new follower on Instagram, I have to admit, I get pretty excited. On my foodie Instagram account, I always do a little back stalking on these new followers to figure out if they are a legitimate account that I may be interested in following back or a fake/impersonation account. When […]

Eating For the Insta: #EEEEEATS and #YouDidNotEatThat

Imagine that it’s about 6:30 PM and you’re thinking about what to make for dinner. You’ve gone through your refrigerator and pulled out a few ingredients to make something simple and quick. While your food is cooking, you take a moment to scroll through your Instagram feed, you stop on a picture of a decadent […]

Get Out the Shovel, Time to #DigOutDineOut

What happens when over 50% of the accounts you follow on Twitter are related to the food world, whether they be restaurants, chefs, or foodie accounts? On the good end, I get the scoop on the latest restaurant openings in Boston. On the not so good end, instead of my Twitter feed acting like a […]

Tech at the Table: Friend or Foe?

Social Media in the Restaurant Industry After a viral article earlier this year saying that customers’ use of social media caused long restaurant wait times, the Internet was abuzz with articles proclaiming the negative use of smartphones during the dining experience. In retaliation, several other articles came out denying the negatives and proclaiming the positives social […]

The True Identity

The start of grad school for me entailed hundreds, maybe thousands of pages of theory a week and long papers. I needed to warm up before writing the papers and wanted something concrete and fun to write about. Over a period of 3 years post-college, I had become the one of my friends who chose […]

“You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow:” Social Media’s Influence on My Fitness Lifestyle

After completing my undergraduate degree, I transitioned from a flexible schedule to the life of a busy graduate student in school full time, interning during the day and waitressing at night.  Suddenly, I had no time to dedicate to working out and maintaining my fitness was becoming a challenge. As someone who not only looks […]

Social Media & The Local-Food Movement

After the downturn of the economy, American Express began an annual event in 2010 called Small Business Saturday to encourage consumers to frequent local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Many think of small businesses as the mom-and-pop shops that are on quaint downtown streets, but farmers and local food producers also fall into that […]

Would You Like Some Social Media With That Burrito?

Who knew that almost every meal we order comes with a side of social media? Not only are we paying for a delicious burrito, but also included in that $7.20 is a direct line of communication to the company in case you want to share your feelings of satisfaction, disappointment or even anger. Pretty good […]