Author Archives: DanKaplan

What a Time to Be Alive

20 days. In 3 weeks from yesterday, I will leave the only stable thing I have had for the last 16 years, formal education. Just like many of you, every year since 2000, Monday through Friday from September until May, I got out of bed and went off to school. Although classes have gotten a […]

A Call for Facebook Live to go Dark

If you have not heard by now, Facebook Live has faced heavy scrutiny over recent months after violent crimes ranging from torture to point-blank murder have been streamed over the service. With Facebook’s clear lack of governance over Facebook Live, is it finally time for the company to shut it down? Is the product worth the […]

I Double Dare You to Stop Using Uber

One of the reoccurring discussions we’ve had in class as of late is whether or not Uber will survive. Across social media platforms, people are calling for Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick’s job. Here is a summary of a few of the many different problems Uber has faced recently. Former Uber Engineer Sexual Harassment Claims […]

The Evolution of Facebook: Thanks Mark

How much time do you think you spend on Facebook every day? 10 minutes? 1 hour? 5 hours? According to a Q1 earnings report from Facebook in 2016, on average, users across the world spend more than 50 minutes per day on Facebook’s various apps including Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook itself. This comes out to […]

Humans of New York: Captivating an Audience

A few years ago, my mom recommended a Facebook page to me, the first time she had ever done so. I knew it had to be important or she would have never mentioned it. What I came across was a series of some of the most emotional posts I have ever come across on social […]

Changing of the Times

This past Friday was the 100 Days Dance for seniors here at Boston College. 100. Days. It seems like time is moving in hyper speed. This June, many of us will be moving all over the world, whether it be New York City or California. We will be surrounded by millions of people we’ve never […]

The New Era of Social Media

Today is January 31, 2017 and it is a time of great change in the world. Through the help of various mediums including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, thoughts and ideas are flowing more freely than ever. People who previously did not have the opportunity to share their ideas have been given the chance to […]