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Selfies Challenge Science Stereotypes

SelfieScience has proved that selfies can change the way we view scientist. This heartwarming story in the Pacific Standard tells how one scientist led a research effort to show Instagram selfies can improve how people view scientist and science. In …

How Targeted Ads on Facebook Work

Facebook cIf you use Facebook or any of its other services such as WhatsApp, Instagram or Messenger, data is collected on you. It is well known that Facebook uses that information to provide targeted ads to advertisers seeking people like you. …

Facebook: Open Platform, Private Platform

Facebook cMark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, posted his vision for Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger (all which his company runs), and for social media in general, on a blog post in The New York Times. It is a startling …

Influencer Marketing: Problems with Fakes

pexels-cell photo-607812 (4)One wild west area of social media that is coming under increasing scrutiny is influencer marketing. Media stars have been enhancing their incomes by becoming influencers. They use their star power to sell brand products to their social media followers. …

The Right to Own Your Personal Data

PrivacyHere is a simple question posed by California lawmaker Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham in an Op Ed from the San Francisco Chronicle: Should we have the right to own our personal data? Ownership would mean you have full control over …

Reporter Chronicles Social Media Detox

SelfieCould you survive three months without social media? What would it feel like? Would you want to relapse afterwards? Christina Farr, a Millennial and reporter for CNBC, decided she needed to step away from her social media, mostly Facebook and …

Social Media & Internet Use Hit Plateau

BloggerIt seems that since 2016 there has been little, to no growth, in Americans who use the Internet, smartphone devices and social media. For about 20 years the rate of adoption for these was extremely rapid. However, according to Pew

Has Social Media Growth Peaked?

pexels-cell photo-607812 (2)Something interesting has been happening to social media companies such as Facebook, Snap and Twitter. (Facebook’s sister platform, Instagram, is growing dramatically, but it appears that might simply be social media use moving from an older platform to a younger …

Fashion Brand Soars From Instagram Posts

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Yesterday NPR told a great story how an unknown fashion brand used Instagram and smart marketing to build its business. Fashion Nova has grown leaps and bounds, increasing sales by triple digits annually since 2006. However, the story credits much …

TSA Instagram Account a Pleasant Surprise

Most people wouldn’t think a government agency would have a sense of humor, and especially the TSA. Air travelers know not to joke with TSA agents when going through airport checks. However, on Instagram the TSA actually posts some surprisingly …