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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

Personal Branding: What is that for?

By Hannan Ben Slimane, Intern We often hear about the fact that we should not leave compromising pictures on Facebook after a crazy night out or pay more attention to content that can be expressed on social media. We often hear the term "personal brand" in

The Social Media Wall of Shame

By Laura Baumann, Intern Since the early 2000s social media communication has profoundly changed the way we interact with one another and the world around us. Today you can connect to someone through networking sites that cover virtually every special interest out there.  In fact, there

Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody, Everywhere!

By Rachael Barthelmes, Intern We often hear stories of a friend of a friend not being accepted into his or her college of choice or not getting the job he or she wanted because of inappropriate Facebook photos, but we think these things only happen to

Lady Gaga: Queen of Pop or Queen of Social Media?

By Hannan Ben Slimane, Intern Allow me to introduce you to the 26-year-old New Yorker known worldwide for her controversy and her talent to generate buzz (but most importantly for being a pop star), Lady Gaga. Today, a lot of artists use social media such as Twitter

Facebook’s Fall from Grace

By Rachael Barthelmes, Intern Privacy has always been one of Facebook’s largest issues, and most recently Facebook’s ‘Sponsored Stories’ feature has spawned a nasty and expensive lawsuit. ‘Sponsored Stories,’ described by Mark Zuckerberg as the ‘Holy Grail’ of advertising, is a feature that transmits users’ interactions

Teens’ Technology Addiction Has Its Benefits

By Rachael Barthelmes, Intern Over the past few years teens have been heavily critiqued for their excessive use of the internet and phone. Undoubtedly, the internet and phone have a huge presence in our day-to-day lives, but the effects of using these technologies are not always