Tag Archives: Reddit

You go? I go? WiGo!

There is another player emerging on the ever-growing social media landscape.  That entrant is WiGo, a social media app that is an acronym for “Who Is Going Out.”  WiGo was founded by its current CEO Ben Kaplan, a 23-year-old Holy Cross dropout and former hockey player.  The app was created after Kaplan pitched his idea to a panel […]

The Internet of Things and Social Media

Most of you have probably heard about the impending Internet of Things (“IOT”); but, for those of you who have not, the IOT is the next big thing that promises to have our everyday gadgets and wares communicating with us through our personal overlords (read: our mobile phones).  And, this could be a wide range […]

Some predictions for Social Media in 2015

Social Media has a wide variety of uses that have not been fully utilized, or as Professor Kane sometimes remarks, “we’re just scratching the surface.”  There are a few ways that I can see digital marketing, product promotion, and collective interest  being used to capitalize on the medium’s ability to reach individuals.  But, for everything […]

Initial Expectations for Social Media

While I have blogged previously, social media has changed since I blogged (more on this shortly) and it will be interesting to see some of the ways social media is used.  In fact, I heard common example of how social media is used to provide awareness and generate business earlier tonight in my Managing Technology class. […]

Thank You and Goodnight

With the holiday season and the end of mi621 fast approaching I felt it only fitting to express my gratitude to all those who have stuck by me throughout this past semester. Thank you Facebook. Or as I now call you: old faithful. When I began this class I was under the impression that you […]

Reddit, where have you been all my life?

When deciding what to write about in this extra blog post (down with Hootsuite! Tweetdeck for life!) I floundered around, desperately  in need of a topic. As I was procrastinating writing this I logged on to Reddit, as I often do. Now I have a topic. To be honest, I am in no way a […]

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 […]

We Messed Up: The pitfalls of social media during the manhunt

This week in class we focused on the downside of social media. During this particularly tumultuous week, social media has played a crucial role in uniting much of the country in solidarity for Boston. The flow of information, particularly right after the bombings took place, relieved the stress of family and friends worried about their […]

In case of emergency, remain calm.

I thought that I understood the power of social media, but I was wrong. In the wake of the bombings that occurred at the Boston Marathon last Monday, social media proved to be one of the greatest assets to our modern world. Up until this point, I hadn’t realized the potential that social media had […]

Want to Raise THOU$AND$ Through Social Media?

For my post this week, I wanted to dive further into a topic that I very briefly touched upon during my individual presentation: CROWDFUNDING. We keep saying it over and over again. The development of social media has allowed different minds from all over the world to connect and meet in a way that was […]