Author Archives: laurencondon23

The Facebook Experiment

I think I speak for the majority of us in the class when I say that I spend a great deal of time using social media. In the United States, the average individual spends 40 minutes per day on just Facebook alone. This is greater than 20% of the average total time individual spends on […]

Stand with Standing Rock

I thought it would be beneficial to use my blog post as a follow up on the stand with standing rock presentation I gave yesterday in order to show everyone the videos associated with the movement and more examples of social media posts. As I mentioned during my presentation, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe believes the construction of […]

Social Media Amongst Middle Schoolers

Let me start by addressing the fact that the use of social media amongst children in middle school is a very controversial topic. It has the potential to distract children at school, provide increased opportunities for kids to bully one other, and also raises privacy questions for young children. Despite this, the reality is that […]

The Hashtag That Rose from the Dead: #DeleteUber

It has been almost a month since January 28th, the first day of the #DeleteUber campaign that we have discussed in class on numerous occasions. Despite how ground breaking this campaign was at the time, due to the fast paced nature of social media this had ceased to be a focal point not only on the Twitter feed […]

Twitter Makes Moves to Combat Trolls

Tuesday, February 7th, Twitter made an announcement outlining their views on the trolling behavior discussed with Professor Fichman in class last Wednesday. “Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus. We stand for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic. That’s put in jeopardy when abuse and […]

Initial Thoughts on Social Media: Keeping Us Connected at the Cost of Mental Health?

Similar to most other members of my generation, I consider myself to be an active social media user. Multiple times throughout the day I check the feed on my Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat accounts where I see posts from acquaintances and friends made during each phase I’ve gone through in life. There are posts from […]

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