My Take on the Fake News Debate

I attended the Daily News Innovation Lab's session: Proposition: We can Solve the Fake News Problem. It featured an Oxford-style debate on whether there's a solution to the fake news problem. Some very smart people from the worlds of media, business, and technology made great arguments...

Cutting through Fake News Noise and Confusion

I attended the Internet Society's "Content Rules?!" session the other week. The panel drilled down on what we now call The Fake News problem (I couch it like this because, as you'll see it's not a new one), defining it and exploring causes and solutions. There's...

The Invisible Warriors: Millennials & Social Media

[caption id="attachment_2500" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image Source: http://cdn2.business2community.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Millennial-social-media-tips.png[/caption] By Laura Davenport, Intern Lazy, they call us. Apathetic, they accuse. Insults like these, and many others aside—materialistic, selfish, and lacking in focus, to name a few—are leveled at the Millennial Generation on a regular basis. When they accuse us...

SXSW '14: Lessons, Observations, Free Hugs and Hashtags

Last week I made it out to Austin, TX for the ever-so-popular South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. Big tech companies such as Yahoo!, Spotify, Samsung, Pandora and Vevo filled the streets and various venues throughout downtown Austin. If you’re not familiar with the setup of...

Advertising Taking over Social Media

By Connie Hoi, Intern Advertisers are one of the biggest hunters for new locations for placing ads. They usually go for placements where people can see and admire their products. Traditional methods like billboards and reading material have become sparse because of minimal space and the...

The Power of the Hashtag: Facebook Edition

by Alison Lee, Intern   With the official indictment of the word “tweet” into the Oxford Dictionary (as a verb and noun), it’s only proper to acknowledge the other leaps and bounds social media is taking; the most recent being Facebook’s incorporation of the hashtag. Up until...

What’s Next for Facebook?

By Nicole Santos, Intern Gone are the days when logging onto Facebook was simply a leisure activity, maybe out of boredom, or maybe during down time. Now, logging onto Facebook isn’t even a question anymore. It’s part of daily lifestyle. Scrolling through your news feed is...

Is Technology Making Us Lazy?

By Christina Roman, Intern In this day and age technology has made life easier for everyone in so many different ways. Everything is faster and easier to obtain. Why cook rice the old fashion way when you can throw it in the microwave? Why own a...

How Brands Can Take Advantage of Instagram

Instagram, a photo sharing app that was recently acquired by Facebook for $1 billion and topped Twitter in mobile engagement, has quickly grown to become one of the most popular social networking platforms with over 100 million registered users. What sets Instagram apart from other popular...