Tag Archives: Internet

Of Hyper-connectivity and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Question. Would not having access to the internet (dare I say, Wi-Fi)  ruin your day? If you said yes, congratulations, the following image showing ‘Maslow’s hierarchy of needs version 2.0’ is no longer a joke to you. It’s eerily true! In our hyperconnected daily lives, Wi-Fi is truly our basic need. And Wi-Fi Rage is […]

Thinking Globally with MarTech

Philosophies and technology to help the new age marketer succeed.

Buy It Now: Why Facebook Should Acquire eBay

Facebook is in the business of making connections. They connect you with your old classmates, your favorite celebrities, and the companies you use the most. They can even connect you with a person who is willing to buy your unwanted items. In fact, on June 22, 2017 Facebook changed their mission statement to “Give people […]

Are you smarter than ProfKane?

Do you think you’re seasoned enough to teach #IS6621? With over half of the semester in the rearview mirror… …it’s time to test your knowledge! The following quiz is designed to put your brain to the test as it relates to class content and the social-media-digital-business landscape, so that ideally neither Grad students (with their […]

Get in the Social Swing!

I was speaking with a friend a few days ago and I recommended that she take Social Media and Digital Business (because it’s awesome). She insisted that she hated social media and therefore was not interested in the class. She asked “what do you even learn in that? Are you now proficient in social media? […]

Protecting Your Rights to Binge

A few weeks ago, I presented on one example of digital disruption—how digital businesses (like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon) are not only changing the way we watch TV, but also how TV is being made. I talked to some classmates about the project and got some great feedback, so for this post, I wanted to […]

Twitter’s Darkside Comes to BC

I was born and raised by media junkies.  Even before social media became a main source for breaking news, my parents were constantly consuming information on the radio, the television, and the newspaper and from sources from Bloomberg and CNN to ESPN and Yahoo Finance.  I was raised to always be in the know and […]

Put it in Drive

Have you ever written an entire paper on Word and then had your computer crash only to realize you never saved? And then remember that external hard drive you bought to back up all your files is still sitting in the box unopened? Maybe it’s just me, but this is a huge problem I see […]

Twitter’s 140-Character Limit: Cage or Crown?

As of September 19th, Twitter has ~sort of~ loosened its reins on the 140 character limit. You can now add photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quote tweets without it counting towards the contested character count. Although your favorite David Foster Wallace quote probably still won’t fit within the constraints, this development is important in light of Twitter’s potential acquisition […]

Facebook and Internet.org

Constant, significant innovation is certainly a key component in the never ending efforts of large tech companies to stay relevant.  Facebook in particular has been in the news a lot recently, dipping their multi-billion dollar toes into every possible puddle, from “Businesses on Messenger” e-commerce prospects to Internet of Things discussions at their recent F8 […]

Social Media in Developing Countries

When deciding what to write for my second blog post, I thought it would be best to just go with my interests. I have a huge interest in geography and all things international, so it made sense to write about social media usage around the world, specifically in developing countries. I know Boston College has […]

The Front Page of the Internet

Reddit is a social news and entertainment website where registered users submit content in the form of either a link or a text. The website is known for its open nature and diverse user community that generate its content– which includes everything from serious articles to silly memes. It was founded in June 2005 just […]