Monthly Archives: June 2017

Social Media: Chat Rooms

My first experience with social media was a subscription-based public chat room, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), mother to all social networks as we know them now. I found AIM fascinating at first due to the instant gratification of camaraderie with … Continue reading

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Has Social Media Become Dangerous?

Social Media has become a major phenomenon not only in our culture here in America but all over the world. We have become accustomed to tweeting, blogging, posting and putting up our lives for the world to see. Billions of … Continue reading

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O’Connor’s Restaurant & Bar and the Power of Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool and when used the right way could make a business boom, but when used the wrong way can take a business to the ground. With people always on the go more and more, they … Continue reading

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On (Consequence-)Free Speech

It used to be the case that you could make a crude joke or denigrating comment among a close group of like friends and not have your intentions misconstrued or your context muddled. Never mind that your intentions were thoughtless … Continue reading

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Ethical Social Media Marketing

On social media a young woman regularly posts about her life including her struggle with bi-polar disorder.  As she moves into a manic state her posts on social media alter slightly.  No one knows she is becoming manic, not even … Continue reading

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Manchester Attack: Individuals Turn to Twitter for Help

Over the past few years, I believe Twitter has changed and become a more powerful social media platform. Twitter is now a place for individuals to go and get updates on a variety of news stories. It has also become … Continue reading

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Are You Under the Influence?

I have always been taught to not believe everything I see on the internet. When I was younger, it was easy to close out the pop ups that would appear on my screen telling me I won a free cruise … Continue reading

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