Tag Archives: Social Networks

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 […]

Selfie Improvement

Tired of not getting enough likes on your selfies? Andrej Karpathy, a Stanford Ph. D. student, may be able to help. He analyzed over 2 million selfies to figure out the best strategies for selfie success. How did he do it? He used a “convolutional network” to seek out patterns in selfies. Convolutional Neural Networks can […]

Taylor Swift Using Social Media to Diminish Her Celebrity Identity

In my writing intensive course that is required for my communications major, I had to choose a musician to analyze for my final paper. Naturally, I chose arguably one of the most successful artists of all time, none other than Miss Taylor Swift. But why is Taylor so successful? Don’t get me wrong, I am […]

“Drake looks like voldemort with hair” #RT?

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt us, right? Boston College professor, Peter Gray, recently wrote an article about the decline of student resilience. In it, he cites an incident where a student was traumatized after her roommate swore at her. Additionally, he mentions a time when two students called 911 […]

Implementing Yammer in a Danish Software Company #fail

For the past year and a half, I have been working part-time at a Danish software company. In March this year, they implemented Yammer as a companywide news channel. Yammer is a private social network for internal use in organizations. According to Microsoft, it is used by more than 500,000 companies worldwide. Yammer is like […]

The Intersection of Social Media Privacy Settings and Online Validation

     A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a friend of mine about the reasons that people share content on platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. They mentioned that they had seen people delete photos off of their Instagram accounts if they did not get a good reception from those that were […]