Tag Archives: #IS6621 Social Media

Four Reasons to Embrace the Hacker Way

Reaching new heights: how Facebook drives results for businesses You know Facebook as the platform that is creating a more open and interconnected world by providing people the power to consume, produce, and share media on a mass scale. But what about the side of Facebook that has transformed the way businesses connect with customers? […]

Who Knows Publishing in 2017?

[Image from cover of novel by author Ben Bova, 1989 Tor Books] We’ve seen it coming since the eighties, but now that “cyberbooks” are upon us, not only in the form of ereaders but also online content through social media, what has changed for the publishing industry? For authors? Why are you lumping social media […]

The Power of the Finsta

Finsta: For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a Finsta is a fake Instagram. The first time I made a Finsta was as a joke with my friend. We didn’t follow the conventional method of posting outwardly embarrassing photos, but we did post a collection of photos we didn’t want to purposely show others. We […]

Politics v. Social Media

Facebook is not the place for politics.  That is exactly how my political views on Facebook read.  People that know me very well find this funny, as I am very opinionated when it comes to Politics and can always hold my own in political debates.  But to me, Social Media is different.  I tell myself […]

Saving Lives and Invading Privacy. Social Media & Analytics, the digital-edged sword.

*The mental health clinician knocks on the dorm room door for the 4th set of 3 loud knocks.  No response.  A Boston College police officer opens the door, alongside the dorm resident assistant.  The two professionals and the RA enter to see a young male college student who looks disheveled, admits to not having eaten […]

Posted Up In Hillside

“When I was abroad and didn’t have wifi for one or two days, I would miss so many Instagrams” my friend Christina mused. We sat in Hillside with our New England Classics in one hand and our phones in the other. “And then when I would finally get wifi,” she continued, her eyes bulging, “I […]

The Facade of Happiness on Social Media

Sitting through the first Kane Social Media class my thought process went something like this: (1) Professor Kane is animated, cool! (2) How do I manage all of this on canvas? (3) Where are we on canvas now? (4) This is a lot of information (5) Professor Kane is crazy! (6) That girl looks like […]

Initial Thoughts on Social Media

“I can’t wait for my high school reunion to see how everyone turned out…” I guess I wanted everyone to know I thought this Facebook page was funny when I liked it back in the 8th grade. In my defense, that was when the majority of my newsfeed was my friends liking random pages with funny tag lines […]

Zen and the Art of Social Networking

IS6221: Social Media & Digital Business begins!   Hello, readers. My name is Becca Fink. I am a part-time student in the MBA program at Boston College. So far, my coursework has consisted of the standard business school courses: management, economics, accounting…you get the idea. As someone who isn’t exactly interested in the “Business World” I’ve […]

Initial Thoughts on Social Media

My views on Social Media vary drastically, depending on which lens I am looking through. Two of these lenses that immediately come to mind are that of myself, and a business. My View As an individual, I do not like what social media does to people. We’ve all seen the pictures: at sporting events… at concerts… at […]

Initial Thoughts

Social media is something that whether we would want to admit it or not has come to run our lives.  Whether you are a child of the “tech generation” brought up by each detail of emerging gadgets, or you are a “baby boomer” trying to understand the technology growth over the years, social media that […]

The Award Ceremony hosted by John Lam

It is finally here, the end of Social Media & Digital Business and my college career. While I am excited for what the future has in store for me, I think it is a great time to look back on the past year and achnowledge some of the highlights (and lowlights) You know what that […]

The “Mobile Order-Ahead” Gold Rush

What were the last few apps you downloaded? Chances are they had something to do with food; delivery, freebies, ordering ahead, or reviews. As mobile has rocketed to the forefront of commerce, it has proven to serve as an additive function within the ecommerce space. Since its infancy, the web has offered a new platform […]

Algorithms Need Managers / The Curious Case of iPod Shuffle

Algorithms Need Managers, Too summary Companies today are turning more and more to computer algorithms, which perform step-by-step analytical operations at incredible speed and scale. Algorithms make predictions more accurate—but they also create risks of their own.   Algorithms have many shortcomings and the article provided many examples of instances where and an algorithm produces […]

The Silk Road: An Anonymous Marketplace

Get ready for a weird one ……. The “Silk Road” is the name of a historical network of trade routes that connected every major city Afro-Eurasian. This Silk Road existed from about 200BC – 200AD and was one of the first major steps towards globalized world. Today, there is a new Silk Road, only this […]