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3 Thoughts on Motion Sickness and Driverless Cars

Driverless cars: A welcome technology that will make society much more productive, safe, and happy, OR a dangerous flirtation with a technology we will never be ready for any time soon? For your author, the answer has been very clear: driverless cars cannot come soon enough and should replace traditional cars ASAP. But then, I […]

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 […]

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I Hate Social Media

(well not really.) I do; however, hate some of the consequences of social media. The one I hate the most? Phones at the dinner table. While social media is not the only reason there has been an uptick in the amount of phones at dinner table, it plays a huge part. I love my family, […]

How Tom Changed My Life

Social media has been an exciting part of my young adult life. And it all started when I made my first online friend, Tom from MySpace. My parents never allowed me to have a AOL instant messenger because they feared their baby boy might be harassed in a creepy chat room. I was in eighth […]

Here We Go

Before registering for Social Media and Digital Business, I had a general idea of what to expect because I had a friend who took this class last semester. I knew it would be a lot of work, but I was totally willing to accept the challenge I was about to face because I felt like […]

Striking a Balance

If you watch Parks and Recreation, I am sure you are familiar with Tom and his obsession with social media, and Ron and his hatred of social media. If not, watch the above clip to get an idea of their polar opposite social media attitudes. Ultimately, Tom and Ron are symbolic of the angel and devil […]

#ByeIS6621 #IllMissYou #Z

I feel like just yesterday I was writing my first blog for this class about our initial thoughts on social media. I remember sending @piercematt121 a text asking him how to write a blog since he is a casual blogger in his spare time outside of school. I considered him an expert, yet his response […]

Came for the Pizza, Left with More Than Just a Slice

4 months filled with boxes of Pinos, cookies, donut cake, and assorted snacks from CityCo or CVS certainly sounds like a recipe for any senior looking to check off gaining the freshman 15. But, alas it wasn’t. Instead, it was part of the formula that equated to a successful two and a half hour class […]

A Semester Reflection: My Top 5 Social Media Takeaways

It’s pretty crazy to see another semester of college go by—especially because this one marks my last. In two weeks, I will be up and running in the real world. For many reasons, I am happy I decided to take a social media class as an elective in my last college semester. It was awesome […]

The End to a Wonderful Journey

On the first day of class, I sat in my seat overwhelmed by the number of tasks we had to do for this course. Few months later, I am sitting here questioning myself and trying to remember how fast these past few months flew by. Throughout these couple of weeks I had learnt so much. […]

My Journey to Loving Twitter

1. Make Time and Look Beyond the Tools Professor Kane had warned us from the start that this class would be intense, with a steady flow of work throughout the semester. As he explained the weekly assignments I felt the urge to jot a quick to-do list for the first time in a few months. And […]

1 Week, 3.4 Million Albums

Remember when buying and receiving iTunes gift cards was useful? Whether they were for stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts, $10 on an iTunes gift card could get you a whole album. However, those days are old news. These days, a majority of avid music listeners are subscribed to Spotify premium or loyal streamers on SoundCloud. […]

“Share The Meal” with Those in Need

The Syrian Crisis that began in year 2011 has been going on for a couple of years now. Due to the war, millions of Syrian people have been displaced and a million others have fled their hometowns to get to other countries around the world. These people have left in search of a better life […]