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Social Media’s Response to the November 2015 Paris attacks

After the horrifying events that occurred in France on Friday evening, I felt compelled to write this post overviewing the response on social media. On November 13th, 2015, a series of mass shootings and suicide bombings were carried out in Paris and Saint-Denis which killed 129 and injured hundreds more. Yesterday French President François Hollande made a statement that these terror […]

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 […]

Is Your Twitter Header Blurry?

I would like to address a pet peeve of mine in regards to the aesthetic elements of various social media platforms. I believe presentation is sometimes overlooked or taken lightly when establishing a social media account. I feel from a branding standpoint, consistency goes a long way. I’ve researched a variety of Twitter accounts and […]

The Tattoo You Never Wanted

Professor Ransbotham’s class on data analytics two weeks ago left me with a great amount to think about. ‘Big Data’ has been a buzzword for the past few years, however it is only recently that I’ve began to understand the implications of it. Data Scientists are constantly improving their analytical methods and the granularity of […]

Loneliness

As loneliness is quickly becoming a huge public health concern I would like to address the effect that social media can have on people. There seems to be two different types of uses of social media. The healthy one, where we use it to connect with those around us, and the not so healthy one […]

The Live Mobile Streaming Wars: Who Will Win – Periscope or Meerkat?

As promised during my in-class presentation on Periscope last week, today’s blog post will cover the key differences between the two most prominent live mobile streaming apps – Periscope and Meerkat. I’ll also share my predictions on who I think is best positioned to win and I’d love to hear yours. The social media world […]

Big Data, Analytics, and the Future of Baseball

Following our class last week on data and analytics, I wanted to take a look at how analytics and other innovations are changing the game of baseball. Major League Baseball has always been data-driven, with statistics easier to record than other sports and longer seasons creating large datasets ripe for analysis.  Data has become even […]