Tag Archives: Tumblr

Tumblr ≠ Teenage Angst?!

I admit it. I was one of those high school teenagers that jumped on the Tumblr trend, constantly browsing through pretty outfits, inspiring quotes and TV show GIFs during class and study breaks. But after so many years, I really thought the presence of Tumblr was long gone…in fact, it was only on spring break […]

Pumpkin spice & everything nice: branding lessons from @TheRealPSL.

It’s finally October – and you know what that means… fall foliage, hoodies, and the ever classic fall drink: the pumpkin spice latte (PSL). The PSL has become a symbol of American culture and a celebration of the beginning of fall… and Starbucks is capitalizing on it by transforming the seasonal beverage into a lifestyle […]

Initial Thoughts, Tempered Expectations, Greetings and Salutations

I’ll begin with a disclaimer: I once was really into using social media. When everything was new and there was some coolness-factor, albeit minimal, in being a “First Adopter,” I learned all I could about each new social network, all the features of Facebook, and any app that I could install on my android phone. […]

Bad News Shared via Social Media

Yesterday, April 9, 2015, pop megastar Taylor Swift informed the public of some unfortunate and truly upsetting news about her family. Her mother Andrea has been diagnosed with an unidentified cancer at the age of 57. Taylor explained that she asked her mother to get a health screening back in December since she hadn’t done so […]

The Most Loveable Brand on Social Media

There are two men in my life whom I can always count on, who have not once let me down—and their names are Ben and Jerry. For as long as I can remember, I have had an unusually strong passion and reverence for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, so much so that it has become […]

Reddit, where have you been all my life?

When deciding what to write about in this extra blog post (down with Hootsuite! Tweetdeck for life!) I floundered around, desperately  in need of a topic. As I was procrastinating writing this I logged on to Reddit, as I often do. Now I have a topic. To be honest, I am in no way a […]

That Mona Lisa Smile

No, I’m not talking about the 2003 movie starring Julia Roberts and Kirsten Dunst. I’m talking about the world of art auctions. Throughout this course we’ve seen the impact of social media on…well almost everything. The list includes horse racing, venture capital, finding a job, finding work to do, religion, vacations and travel, teaching, terrorism, fundraising, football, basketball, golf, […]

Pro-Ana/Pro-Mia & What We Can Learn

A few weeks ago, I presented on the presence of eating disorder content (pro-ana/pro-mia) on social media and talked about how detrimental it can be to people who struggle with self-image and eating disorders. But, due to the brevity of my presentation, I couldn’t capture the entire picture; there are positive sides to social media, […]

A Contagious Community: Self-Harm Blogs on Tumblr

“Nobody knows I have this blog. It helps me. Tumblr is powerful because it shows that you’re not alone. You can see that you’re not the only one who’s struggling. But…my Tumblr dashboard can be really triggering sometimes…It can make you start self-harming too. It encourages me to cut.” – a Tumblr user who runs one […]

Cry Me a River

I can imagine one of the great frustrations of parenting a toddler is the amount of unexpected, unpredictable crying. A typical toddler will cry because their shoes are blue, not red or they are being put in their ever-dreaded car seat…again. And sometimes there simply is no reason. Greg Pembroke is as patient a dad […]

The End of an Empire?

I’m beginning to hate Facebook. My friends are beginning to hate Facebook. In fact, the only person I know who still finds Facebook interesting is my mom, but then again, she does not visit the site too frequently. According to the new social media tracking company called SocialBakers, “the number of Americans using Facebook fell by […]

Express Yourself

With their site launching in October and their app launching in November, Pheed has been able to climb to the top of the app store as the #1 social networking app, this is above both Facebook and Twitter.  Not only that, but Pheed is now #16 out of all free apps in the app store.   […]

Every Day I’m Tumbln’

I have a confession to make – I have a bit of an obsession with Tumblr. It started small; every now and then, I would check one specific Tumblr page that I liked. Then, the obsession grew… I created an account to start following a variety of Tumblrs. Eventually, I started my own Tumblr page […]

Getting Serious About Social Media

I have always thought of myself as somewhat of a social media aficionado. I had AIM and an email account during middle school, I got a Facebook account as soon as high school began, it was in early 2009 that I joined the Twitter world, and I joined Tumblr that year as well. And now, […]