Tag Archives: future

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 […]

Why the Facebook Dislike Button WILL NOT BE a Dislike Button

This past week there has been a lot of talk about Facebook introducing a dislike button after the Townhall Q&A at Facebook last Tuesday. It is no surprise that most major news sites chose to highlight the dislike button of the topics that were covered in the Q&A. CNN’s headline read: “Mark Zuckerburg: Facbook working […]

Is Sharing Caring? Initial Expectations of Social Media

“Sharing is caring.” We’ve all grown up hearing this hackneyed phrase to encourage children to offer toys to others and push siblings to give up the TV remote. In regards to social media, is sharing always caring? 5 examples of oversharing: I feel #blessed that my parents don’t have Facebook accounts. No embarrassing childhood photos […]

My Initial Takeaways from ISYS6621: Social Media and Collective Action

It is not often that one enrolls in a course where the subject matter was only invented just over a decade ago. Taking a course on Social Media in 2015 could be compared with signing up for an American history course in 1786—while there are significant milestones to cover and lessons to learn from, these […]


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 […]

Final Thoughts on Social Media

Crazy that the second semester of my junior year is ending and I will soon be a senior on my way into the professional world. I’m dreading leaving the safe environment of campus, but excited at the same time. I wasn’t always excited to head on over to an almost three hour night class, but […]

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 […]

Social Media is Changing the Way We Do…

    Throughout this class we have explored the many ways that social media touches our lives.  It is becoming ingrained in who we are as people and how we conduct our lives.  For this reason, it can be a powerful tool to promote change but when we give too much of ourselves to it, it […]