Tag Archives: Technology

One Small Step for Man…

The reasons why real hoverboards and everything else you want don’t exist.

Silicon Valley 2.0

Sparked by one of our classmates tweets, I sought to investigate the domestic hubs of technology, focusing specifically on Silicon Valley. For decades now, it has been the go-to for all things named after a fruit, leaking data, and too advanced for my grandparents’ use. Aside from the obvious factors, though, why? A closer look […]

Janie’s Got a (Smart)Gun

We use smart phones. We wear smart watches. We living in smart homes. Any and every aspect of our lives touches technology and turns to gold. What’s next, you might ask? Given our current national crisis, some would argue…guns. Aerosmith aside, I understand that there are significant cultural understandings, even within the same country, about […]

The Future of Health Care looks Virtual

I had recently stumbled across an article that mentioned the viability of using virtual reality (VR) solutions in the healthcare space, and was immensely interested by the potential uses of the platform in such a novel way. Too often do we relegate VR to a “gamer’s passion” or as a “dying fad.” In opposition to […]

Thinking Globally with MarTech

Philosophies and technology to help the new age marketer succeed.

Consent is Sexy and So is…Blockchain?

Wednesday’s class discussion centering on the WSJ’s article exploring the legal disputes involving emojis got me thinking for my blog post. For those that didn’t get a chance to read it, you can find the article here. What stuck out to me about the article most, though, was this reoccurring theme that people use technology to […]

What Happens When the Ref Gets it Wrong?

Modern digital technology allows anyone with an internet connection and an opinion to weight in on decisions made by a sports official. Using an example from an NFL game this past weekend, this post examines the typical social media response to dubious calls.

More questions than answers

In reflecting on this semester’s Social Media and Digital Business course, I feel like I am walking away with more questions than answers. I mean that in a very positive sense. What I have taken from this class is not all of the answers about how social media and digital businesses will affect our identities and societies in the future, but instead it has instilled a curiosity and inquisitiveness in me to continue to think about these issues in the future.

Why the Spotify Premium Director left for a meditation app

Spotify Premium Director Robert Lamvik recently left the digital music giant to join the executive team of guided meditation platform Headspace. For those of you not familiar with Headspace, I highly recommend giving it a try by downloading the app to access 10 free mediations — no strings attached. To get a better sense for the […]

How Blockchain could disrupt democracy and governance

Mixing Blockchain and Government sounds like a George Orwell novel, but the general consensus seems to be that Blockchain will change democracy and government for the better.

3 Thoughts on Motion Sickness and Driverless Cars

Driverless cars: A welcome technology that will make society much more productive, safe, and happy, OR a dangerous flirtation with a technology we will never be ready for any time soon? For your author, the answer has been very clear: driverless cars cannot come soon enough and should replace traditional cars ASAP. But then, I […]

Are you smarter than ProfKane?

Do you think you’re seasoned enough to teach #IS6621? With over half of the semester in the rearview mirror… …it’s time to test your knowledge! The following quiz is designed to put your brain to the test as it relates to class content and the social-media-digital-business landscape, so that ideally neither Grad students (with their […]

Influencing Corporate America, One Swipe at a Time

We Tweet, we vote, we make conscious consumer choices, but why don’t millennials to use their greatest assets to shape corporate America?

Can your 5-Star driver become your 5-Star friend?

Did you ever think to invite your Uber driver to your post-game? It happens more than you think. Whether continuing a conversation with your Uber driver inside your own home (as was the recent case with some mod residents), toasting a jägerbomb to your Drizly deliverer, or forging a new friendship with the person whose dog […]

Digital Diplomacy

The first Twitter President is testing the rules of Social Media Diplomacy, but the world is shrinking and there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about how countries, Governments, and their citizens will interact online in the future.