Tag Archives: social

Boston’s social media influencers

I have lived in the greater Boston area for my whole life, so I generally know what is going on in the area. But with rise of social media platforms over the last ten years our ability to learn more about our city has grown exponentially. Social networks like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter keep us […]

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 […]

The New Tupperware Party: Rodan and Fields on Social Media

This weekend, I was talking to a friend who works in the marketing technology space about potential blog post topics for my social media class. I was trying to subtly convince him to let me interview him for my post, but things quickly took a sharp left turn. “Erin, you know what I would want […]

iPhone Users: Start Using “Find My Friends”!

Apple includes several native iOS apps on its devices, which users don’t really have a choice but to have on their phones. For better or worse, apps like “Compass”, “Game Center”, “Voice Memos”, “Podcasts”, and the Apple Watch app are installed on every updated iOS device and cannot be uninstalled. Apple also has several apps on […]

Social Media, Kids, and the Future

Wait, what? Is this normal? How? Why?   These were my reactions when I got an Instagram follow from my eight year old cousin. Fast forward a couple weeks to Christmas Day, and I am talking to him about how he is in love with his new iPhone, and he’s got the most followers on […]

Will Facebook be relevant in 10 years?

Do all social networking sites have an expiration date?  It is an interesting question, and around the Summer of 2012 multiple analysts predicted the end of Facebook in approximately ten years.  Myspace and Facebook are the progeny of Friendster, as you all know.  I have owned accounts on all three social networks; and, of the […]

Prospective Students and Social Media

In class on Monday we listened to Jane Croke’s great presentation about how social media is changing college admissions. She presented the benefits of social media from an admissions counselor’s point of view, but for my blog post this week, I am going to switch it around and examine social media through the lens of a […]

I’m Gonna Give All My Secrets Away

Yes, I did just quote the popular band OneRepublic in my title and, yes, I know that is incredibly cheesy. However, this particular song lyric is very closely related to my post this week, which is on the admired blog “Post Secret”. Do you understand the title now? Background To give you some background information […]

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. […]

Boo Radley in 2014| Un-Social Media

Social media has allowed us to become an extremely interconnected world. Facebook even created a world map of social connections. Connecting with someone we’ve never met before is now infinitely easier because of social media. And they don’t even have to be a “friend.” Through different social media platforms we are able to leverage the […]

Wearable Fitness in the Social Age

The Wearable Fitness Craze With one in ten Americans over 18 owning some sort of activity tracker, wearable fitness devices are gaining significant popularity and are the newest necessity for your everyday life. An industry forecaster has forecasted that sales of wearable technology will grow from $8.6 billion in 2012 to nearly $30 billion by […]

Social Media in B2B: Maersk Line

B2B? Boring. B2C? Oh, yeah. There have always been conversations around whether social media is right for everyone. More specifically, can B2B companies also use it in interesting and creative ways, or is their scope of use much more limited? One of the other classes I’m taking this semester is Digital Marketing, and we recently […]

Stop changing your Facebook names!

My brother graduated from BC in 2005. I can remember him spending hours cold-calling different companies in search of a job. He exhausted all resources and met with all of his connections to eventually find a job on a trading floor. Today, we’re still using all of our connections…but now when we mention our “connections” […]

Being Social is Just One Red Paperclip Away

One Red Paperclip I recently found myself searching the internet wondering what happened to the “Red Paperclip” guy (apparently he has a name and its Kyle MacDonald). For those of you unfamiliar with the story the quick synopsis goes that Kyle was able to trade up from one red paperclip for a house in Kipling, […]

Will Teens Shape the Next Generation of Social Media Sites?

The journey has clearly just begun with social media. It took several weeks into our course to even begin scratching the surface of defining social media and whether it is more “social” or more “media”. In order to try to better answer this question I believe there is a lot that can be learned from […]