Use Your Voice

With the wave of the public’s interest in civil rights, it’s hard to avoid the topic when using social media. Trends like #blacklivesmatter, #yesallwomen and #illridewithyou flooded Twitter. Tumblr users went crazy over the topic, defending the minorities and hunting down those who abused them. Videos invaded Youtube as protesters and by-standers recorded live events […]

Common Misconceptions of Generation Y

As an active reader, I always get a kick when I see multiple posts about how this generation’s lackadaisical approach to life is the best thing since sliced bread, how it is going to change the world for the better, and so on and so forth. Sometimes as I’m scrolling down the illuminated screen after […]

Six Social Media Trends That Need To Go

Social media is obviously a big part of our lives and daily routine. Nevertheless, just because you have a facebook, instagram, or whatever social media site it may be, doesn’t mean that you can do and post whatever you like on it. There are unspoken rules of what to do and what not to do. […]

Facebook Trends

I think the most annoying thing in cyberspace would have to be these stupid trends on Facebook. Also known as challenges, the only limits they’re pushing are my frustration ones. Fitness challenge, ice challenge, cinnamon challenge, the fire challenge. Please tell me someone else is seeing how ridiculous this is becoming? It starts out so innocent! The 30 […]

The (Lack of) Diversity in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has a major diversity problem. While this information is in no way shocking, it has recently been corroborated by data released by (some of) the companies in question. Until this May, most Silicon Valley tech giants were not in the business of releasing their EEO-1 reports detailing staff diversity numbers. When journalists filed […]

#hotfelon: Jeremy Meeks’ Viral Spread

The story of the hot felon lives on. With a chiseled jawline and striking blue eyes, Jeremy Meeks mug shot can be found everywhere on the pages of social media sites. When I came across his photo, at first I was at first puzzling to me why his photo was posted everywhere. Who is this […]

The Proud Whopper

“Do gay people even eat fast food?” “I think it’s cool, I think it’s a great idea. It’s great.” “It makes me feel supportive. It makes me feel proud.” “I love my two mummies.” These were the reactions of a few customers to Burger King’s “Proud Whopper”, released at the San Francisco Pride Festival. The burger, […]

A Response to Gary Turk’s “Look Up”

“Look Up” has caused a lot of conversation about social media these past few weeks. In the video, Gary Turk gives a spoken word warning the online generation about the dangers of spending their whole lives looking down on a screen. He reminisces about a time when children played outside instead on their iPhones, and […]

Modern Crime Bosses in Nebraska

His Facebook says a lot about him. A man of middle height is bowing his head is bowed slightly to the ground. But this is not enough to cover the multiple tattoos that start at mid collarbone all the way up through his face. He shows off a six pack with slightly large pants gathered […]

The Social Media Revolution

The advent of social media has served as one of the largest revolutions that have ever befallen human civilization. It has greatly changed the way we interact with others, how we can influence politics and how different societies can connect with one another like never before. While social media has ushered new cultural norms such […]

Behind “Hand of God: the Musical”

“It’s pretty dark, but what else could be expected of a Fall Out Boy musical?” News of a Fall Out Boy musical in the works had fans of the pop punk band buzzing on social media on February 3. The musical project, created by a group of the band’s fans, has already been compared to […]

Technology and Fashion Had a Baby and it was all Good.

2013 introduced us to the beautiful marriage of fashion and media. Resulting in their fabulous children, blog, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. And 2014 shows that this family will continue to expand. Take Lauren Coppin Campbell for example, a beautiful, insightful, and well spoken 16 year old whose Fashion Killer blog has over 8,000 page views […]

How International Conflict Resolution Has Changed In The Information Age

The Economist termed the Iceland’s 2008 banking collapse as the largest ever in world history, relative to the country’s size and population. The country’s international debt had reached 9.5 trillion kroner ($68 billion) by October 2008. To put that number in perspective, Iceland’s total gross domestic product in 2007 was only 1.3 trillion kroner ($11.6 […]

EDM Goes Through Generational Takeover

EDM has been a “thing” since 2010. However, electronic music dates back to the post-disco era of the 1980s. The blossoming of young bedroom producers in the 2000s has overcrowded the scene with new faces, new sounds and new trends. The inclusion of these youngsters in the scene has given EDM the power to seduce […]

Listen Close! Josiah Leming Hits the Road for Headlining Tour

About a month ago, independent artist Josiah Leming hit the road with fellow singer-songwriter One Love for his first headlining tour, the Listen Close Tour, which will take him across North America. April 10 was the Atlanta stop, and naturally, I was in attendance for both the show and for VIP. And y’all, I think […]

MTV names Rihanna “Rockstar of the Year”

Who cares if she doesn’t play Rock N Roll? She’s definitely got the attitude! If there’s one thing we’ve learned this year, it’s that Rihanna is going to do whatever the hell she wants. That attitude and the party-hard lifestyle have earned Rihanna MTV’s “Rockstar of the Year” title. It’s not the 777 Tour or […]

Michael Clarke Duncan Dead

The death of 54 year old Michael Clarke Duncan, is trending on Twitter, Facebook and various other social media websites. Most people know the comedic actor from Green Mile, but since I have never seen that film, when I think of Duncan, the movie The Whole Nine Yards with Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis come […]

Even Not Having a Facebook Can Affect Your Employment

Source: Reppler In an effort to conceal personal information from potential employers, Facebook users have long learned to adjust privacy settings and name changes to disappear. But recently, interviewed hiring managers say this lack of social media presence is “suspicious”, an error of omission that hurts your chances just as much as a less-than-pristine Facebook […]

Twitter fuels the Olympics

Four years ago if someone told me that Twitter would play an integral role in the 2012 Beijing Olympics, I wouldn’t have believed you. It wasn’t until about two years ago I began using Twitter. Now it makes perfect sense to me as to how twitter is such a large role in the games this […]

Child Obesity

Obesity has been a really big issue in America lately due to the rise in over weight children. What is funny, is that none of the debates about child obesity have been about how to stop children from gaining weight in such an unhealthy fashion, but more or less about whose fault it is that […]