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Emily White Making Her Rounds In Social Media

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Many technology companies have been criticized for not having females on their executive boards. Apple and Twitter has been criticized for having only white males on their executive board. Last October, Apple CEO Tim Cook hired Burberry Angela Ahrendts to run both online and retail stores, as well being Apple’s first female to join its executive leadership team.  Today, Twitter announced after being criticized for its all-male lineup hired Dame Majorie Scardino to join its executive board. But the most popular and more recent companies Instagram and Snapchat are battling for one woman, Emily White.

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Restaurants Are Going Digital With Tablet Menus

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We all knew this was going to happen eventually… the tablet menu. We would no longer have to flip through pasta stained menus, but now have the luxury of swiping with our index finger on a tablet to browse a menu.

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Plan Your Next Trip With Hipmunk

hipmunk In 2010, Hipmunk a travel planning start-up was created as website and mobile app. Hipmunk caters to spontaneous traveling as well as being a full-service travel site that takes the agony out of travel planning with an easy to use site and low fares. If that doesn’t lure you in maybe the cute little chipmunk in an aviation outfit will.  Continue reading

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Social Media Marketing: Dallas Mavericks YouTube

The Dallas Mavericks have a new approach to social media marketing through making parodies of viral videos. In the past month, the Mavs have been posting short, hysterical, parody videos to the Dallas Mavericks YouTube page. Paying attention to viral internet trends like popular music or videos, the Mavs have created a comical persona through social media.

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Banksy NY A Social Media Art Exhibit

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Mysterious British street artist Banksy known for his satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Earlier this month, Banksy announced his one month residency in New York via his blog simply stating “For the next month Banksy will be attempting to host an entire show on the Streets of New York.” His exhibit “Better Out Than In” features artwork on buildings, statues, and live works of art. Banksy, debuts one piece of art a day and completes pieces late at night. Generating huge media attention and buzz, Banksy implemented social media to share his work through social media.

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Is Social Media Ruining Our Concert Experiences?

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Is social media ruining our concert experiences? Musical artist thinks so.

If you are at a Beyonce concert and Beyonce tells you to “put that damn camera down”, you better put that damn camera down. The original purpose of seeing your favorite artist in concert was for that magical experience of seeing your favorite artist live. Today, social media makes us want to document the experience, and sometimes we are so into getting the perfect and clear shot we miss out on enjoying the live experience. Continue reading

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Rapper The Game Uses Instagram To Promote His Charity

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The rapper, The Game is using social media platform Instagram to promote his charity “The Robin Hood Project.” His goal is to give away $1 million of his own money by Christmas to people in need. His Instagram account, is filled with Polaroid like photos of people he has given money to. The photos caption includes the amount that was donated and why. It varies from $50 – 20,000. Check out The Robin Hood Project  Continue reading

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Public Relations Major Tricks People To Think He’s Snapchat’s Publicist

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Towards the end of our college careers our professors start to give us more assignments that will help us in the real world. We finally have the opportunity to write our final papers and projects on things that interest us. This is a really great opportunity to do our best work because who knows who might see it. It may land you a potential job. One public relations college student did a final project on Snapchat that was so GOOD, that people believed he was Snapchat’s publicist.

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What It Means to Be Unfollowed on Twitter

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Earlier this month, Miley Cyrus yet again made national news when she “unfollowed” her ex-fiancé, Liam Hemsworth on Twitter. Older generations, like our parents seemed to wonder why this would make national news. Our generation on the other hand, thought “oh no she didn’t”. Being unfollowed is a new social networking tactic our generation can use to be mean.

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4 Beneficial Apps College Students Should Consider

With millions of apps out there in the world, here are 4 beneficial apps college students should consider downloading. The benefits of money management, organization, making good choices, and safety can all be stored on your Smartphone. Continue reading

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Extreme Social Media Fails Done By Young Adults

As college students, we are constantly told by others to think before what we post on social media. We are told this because everything we post on the internet is permanent, even if we delete. Many of us who are preparing to graduate and begin looking for a job, have become cautious on exactly what we put out there on the internet. In the last month, two stories of two young adults  have gone viral after they posted their wrong doings on social media. We can witness how these two individuals had extreme social media fails.  Continue reading

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Tinder vs. The Bar Scene

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With so much social media out there, sometimes it is hard to keep up to what’s out there.  The Tinder app aka “hook-up” app, markets itself as a way to discover those around you. College students have utilized this app, but many still find it taboo to use technology to meet people.

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