Education reform has always been one of my passions. I believe that education is the strongest tool we have to fight poverty, ignorance and many other issues that we face on a daily basis. Continue reading
Southern Methodist University has proven to be one of the best choices I have made in my life. I have learned so much in the past four years and I am proud to say I am a Latina mustang. Continue reading
The third annual Earth Day Dallas celebration will be happening this weekend at Fair Park. This event is sure to draw a crowd that is interested in going green or is already being eco-friendly. Continue reading
As the ninth largest city in the United States, Dallas is seen as a neutral city that may not be attractive to tourists. As a Dallas native, I forget the treasures that are in our city, but that has changed through the rebranding of Dallas as a place where BIG things happen. Continue reading
Keeping up with the news has evolved as news outlets are constantly reporting the next big event. There is not enough time in a day to know everything that is going on, unless you live your life as a journalist or in a political office. Continue reading
Social media is a powerful tool that politicians can use to gain votes. One of the main targeted groups are the young adults since they make up a large component of the social media world. Perhaps they are some of the best users of social media since they are willing to explore the internet. Continue reading
As part of the music industry, Spotify has grown to be a premier organization in the collection of music. This database of songs and artists is allowing users to quickly find any songs or albums to add to their music library. Best of all, Spotify is free!
Donations to charities and non-profits are the main reason many of them are still running. However, many times people do not donate as often as they could or do not donate at all because they may feel that their small contribution will not make an impact.
However, a new platform on the internet is allowing people to donate money in a very creative way and it is giving them an opportunity to donate much more than just their money. Snoball, is an application that helps cause marketing and helps donors market the charity of their choice with their friends. Continue reading
Social media has become an outlet for corporate, non-profits and other organizations to become more engaged with their public. For many organizations, this has become a new challenge where they must figure out how to work social media. Many are still skeptical about social media and the impact it has on its users.
When looking at a business plan, many would ask themselves how social media can increase brand awareness. Businesses may ask themselves if it possible for a Youtube video or a Facebook post to increase brand awareness? Continue reading
As the use of social media continues to grow, the line between professional and private has begun to blur out. It has become very easy to bring out your phone and tweet about what just happened to you five seconds ago. Most of the time, these tweets are done on impulse and without thinking. Many of these times, these tweets are not appropriate and can get the Twitter user in trouble.
However, how are tweets defined as inappropriate and are companies paying more attention to the information their employees are posting to the internet? Continue reading
The internet has become the fastest growing platform for communications in the past few years. Through the internet we have been introduced to social media which has allowed us to create an online community. The internet has become such an integral part of our life that often times we believe everything that is on the internet.
As social media use increases, the line between facts and rumors is blurring. With the recent elections fact checking was supposed to provide fast and accurate checks for those engaged in the debates through platforms like Twitter. However, what happens when unexpected incidents like Hurricane Sandy happen. Continue reading