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. […]