A few weeks ago, I watched “The Social Network” for the first time, not at all expecting the controversies and insanity that surrounded the creation and founding of one of the largest, if not the largest, social networking sites in the world: Facebook. Facebook, in and of itself, is an
Recently on Twitter a video went viral about a girl who recorded Trump supporters calling her 5-year old cousin a terrorist. Everyone was retweeting the video because they wanted to find out who these Trump supporters were. In the video, you can see the little girl holding up the “Dump
In 2013 a computer expert named Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified documents from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to several journalists. The information contained within these documents included a number of global surveillance programs run largely by the NSA with the help of telecommunication companies. The public response
There isn’t a lot that surprises me anymore, but I had to say I was disturbed when I heard about this recent, and failed, Amazon television series campaign. I suppose what happened here was Amazon sought to promote it’s new show, The Man in the High Castle. No issues here.
The introduction of social media has made it easier to bring attention to important issues. One form of social participation is #activism, where online community members share hashtags like #blacklivesmatter, #kony2012,#feminism, #consentissexy, #loveislove and the like. Many see this as a really great way for youth and other members of
With social media exploding in the form of pictures, videos, streams, posts, etc, people materialize in the virtual world in an attempt to show the world who they are. But what is produced often times seems far from who the individual actually is in real life. Facebook, Instagram, and other