Author Archives: dannyyng84

Where Do We Go From Here?

When we started this semester and the guidelines to the class were given to us, I didn’t know what to expect.  At first, I questioned my own abilities.  While I felt relatively comfortable with my own ability to navigate technology and social media, I was still on the older side of being a millennial, where […]

Do you own your Facebook page? Maybe not.

This blog post is inspired by this article.  The article summarizes conservative commentator Tomi Lahren’s fight with her employer to keep her own Facebook page and her 4.2 million Facebook fans.  In short, Tomi was suspended from conservative media site The Blaze for comments she made supporting abortion rights while appearing as a guest on […]

Closing the Digital Divide in Developing Countries

When thinking about social media and digital technology in our class, it’s likely that most of us first think about them in the ways that it affects us: autonomous cars limiting the need for car ownership or how that new geofilter will make your next snap look amazing.   Next, we probably think about the way […]

Navigating Online Reviews for Businesses

Ah, the review.  When pondering this topic, I can’t help but think about how much of my own spending has been influenced by strangers on the Internet.  Almost every new restaurant I decide to try has to be four stars or above on Yelp, with at least a reasonable amount of reviews.  Why would I […]

Make Sure You Wash Behind Your Profile

Within the past several weeks, in an effort to prevent domestic terrorism, the Trump administration has discussed and proposed requesting the disclosure of any websites, social media accounts, and cell phone contacts of foreign visitors to the United States.  White House policy director Stephen Miller has even suggested that visitors could be denied entry to […]

Putting Politics in Everything

As this past weekend’s Super Bowl clearly exemplifies, within the past year or two, politics has made its way into almost anything and everything.  I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the combative tone of the presidential primaries and presidential election, as well as the evolution of social media, have greatly contributed to […]

Isn’t Google the Internet’s Card Catalog?

I’ve never felt more like an old fart than when in our first class Professor Kane asked which of us knew what a “card catalog” was.  As I sheepishly raised my hand, it was at that moment that I realized I grew up in a different time technologically than the majority of the other students […]