Tag Archives: Social media thoughts

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, […]

Tools of the New Trade

In regards to higher education, many universities can amass hundreds upon hundreds of various social media accounts. Boston College for example has approximately 80 departments all leveraging 1-9 social media platforms. Social media management tools make it possible to organize messaging and gauge better engagement opportunities. As a business, management tools are predominantly paid for […]

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 […]

Colorado #Sexting Scandal: Keeping Secrets Through “Ghost Apps”

Controversy around a high school “sexting” incident in Canon City, Colorado has been proliferating the news as a police investigation has not only caused the cancellation of the high school’s football game (some of the players may be/are culpable in this on-going case) but also could result in potential felony charges. It has recently been revealed that […]

BC OR BC?

Social media is arguably a channel used for branding. With every tweet or post there is a perfect little squared logo right beside it. If you see a logo enough times it may just prompt you to read further or, stop following. Boston College has two distinct logos; the official seal logo and the athletic […]

Sports fans love to hate on social media

This year has seen one of the biggest sports scandals in recent memory: the Deflategate saga of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It dominated the headlines of all different types of media including social media. The story originally gained traction because of tweets from reporter Bob Kravitz and ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen. Eventually, […]

Is Technology Ruining Our Conversations?

Last week, Sherry Turkle wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times about how social media and technology is adversely affecting our ability to properly communicate with each other, and the implications it can have on children’s social development. She found that children and young adolescents are no longer developing a sense of empathy. […]

College Athletes Banned from Social Media #freedomofspeech ?

It’s senior year of high school, and with the academic year just beginning no one could be more excited for everyone’s favorite season, Friday night football. Amidst the several traditions of my high school alma mater, was the series of football/cheerleading pranking feuds to initiate the season. Not to bore you with too much detail, […]

Social Media, Mental Health, and the Pressure of Perfection

This week, I am going to take a look at the culture of perfection and comparing oneself to others that social media promotes, particularly among college students, as well as its detrimental effects. In today’s society, students feel pressure to be perfect in all arenas including academics, extracurriculars, and socializing, which is only exacerbated by […]

Why the Facebook Dislike Button WILL NOT BE a Dislike Button

This past week there has been a lot of talk about Facebook introducing a dislike button after the Townhall Q&A at Facebook last Tuesday. It is no surprise that most major news sites chose to highlight the dislike button of the topics that were covered in the Q&A. CNN’s headline read: “Mark Zuckerburg: Facbook working […]

Technology and Social Media – Harnessing its Power and Addressing its Deficiencies

The topic of technology and its influence on society has always fascinated me. I am inspired by the positive impact companies like Apple, Facebook, and Twitter have had on so many people’s lives, but at the same time, I am troubled by the negative effects social media and technology in general have had on personal […]

Expectations for Social Media

I think it is fair to assume that peoples’ view on social media vary greatly in regards to what it is and it’s place in the world. Regardless of this variance in perception, I would say that most people whether they like social media or not would say that it is inherently the future, the […]

My Social Media Journey: Then and Now (but not BuzzFeed Style)

I still remember when I received the invitation to join “Thefacebook” on April 1, 2005 and my wonder and awe as I discovered a world of “Facebook stalking,” imagining what my college experience would look like, and being able to re-connect with friends that had already moved away from Puerto Rico (where I grew up). […]

6 Things Social Media has Taught Me

How social is social media? Does not all media imply some social component that connects individuals on polar ends of the World Wide Web? Some people may argue that not all media is social, only outlets that offer direct connectivity between individuals may be deemed social. A key aspect of social media is that in […]

Initial Thoughts on Social Media

In my personal life, I have always tried to distance myself from social media. I avoided the new apps, and waited to sign up for new platforms until the last possible second, while secretly hoping they would go the way of MySpace. Throughout high school and college, I had seen social media at its worst: […]