Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Can’t stand seeing another “RT @[name] has a crazy idea. 19,530 new twitter followers in 30 days? Check it out” Seriously. You’re ruining Twitter with your craziness. You are justifying your existence on Twitter with 20 billion followers who are NOT actually interested in what you’re saying, your interaction or your (gasp) “thought leadership.” […]

Perfection after meeting too many people this week who introduced themselves as “social media experts” and by experts they mean that they follow tens of thousands on Twitter and a few thousand have decided to follow them back. As Ryan points out in this classic example, that’s a completely messed up way of assessing someone’s […]

Colleges are now joining the growing trend of branded crowdsourcing. Today, UC San Diego launches AlumnIdea, a platform that allows UCSD alumni to submit ideas toward building a tighter alumni network. Like with sites like MyStarbucksIdea and Dell Ideastorm, other users can vote ideas up or down and the most popular ideas will be implemented […]

Barack-berry. I’m not one to get politically preachy on you, but is (or it should be) common knowledge that the Obama-Biden campaign is one of the most intelligently run campaigns in American history. Sure, their optimistic rhetoric, media darling status and relentless campaigning have served them well. But, let’s talk about their well planned (and […]

It’s been almost 2 months since the ASL crew introduced our readers to the good, the bad and the ugly sides of Facebook Chat. Now that it has spread to the profiles of every Facebook user, we want to know if it has taken off for any of you as a primary method of communication […]

Last week facebook announced the (un)anticipated new site layout that they had been kinda-sorta-maybe hinting at for the past few months (i.e. “change is coming…”). The “future” of the profile? Doesn’t get more apocalyptic than that does it? Well, when Mark Slee, Product Manager for Profile changes (what a job!), linked to screen shots of […]

I wanted to quickly share some reflection on my previous post: The Time I got Dumped on Facebook. Although the situation at the time was very difficult, outing a good friend through my post was wrong and could have been just as humiliating as the original situation. My intentions were not to embarrass him, or […]

Alright, I’ll admit it. I once fell victim to the dreaded “MySpace angle”. If you’ve never heard of this cruel digital deception, you can thank me later. The term is defined by urban dictionary as “Pictures which were specifically taken and uploaded to fool the Myspace community into believing you are more attractive then you […]

Old Friends?


I logged on to my msn messenger account yesterday after quite a long time (probably more than a month) of not doing so. I skimmed through my list of online friends, there were about 10, and realized that at first sight I only knew one of them. So I asked myself, where did all these […]

Last week, the ASL gang and I had an awesome time going to a social media event at Emerson. Steve Hall, Paul Gillin, Zach Braiker and Todd Defren were nice enough to participate in a panel to discuss social media with us and our classmates. It was by far one of the best panels focused […]