The 2016 presidential election was anything but ordinary. This crazy election had polar opposite candidates, zealous supporters, and biased media networks. Social media was one of the most interesting facets of this election. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were extremely active across the big three platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Trump even went so far to say that social media played the key role in his victory.
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Nonprofit organizations have been helping millions of people globally who could not survive otherwise, without food, water and shelter. According to global issues.org, over three billion people, almost half the world, live on less than $2.50 a day. At least 80 percent of humanity lives on less than $10 a day and more than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening.
“We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force, which can change it.” – James Baldwin
Every man does not live on bread alone. A global issue has been forgotten behind poverty, sickness, and hunger. An issue that starts wars, causes suicide, and destroys societies. That issue is cultural divides. What makes humans uniquely different from other species is our need for relationships for survival.
Everyone says, “College is the best four years of your life.” I think college is what you make of it. I hope college isn’t the best four years of my life because I have big plans in my future, and how I spent all of my time at SMU wasn’t how I dreamed college would be. When reflecting on my collegiate years, I cannot help but feel thankful and disappointed. Two powerful emotions dramatically crashing against each other. Continue reading
My time at SMU has been filled with amazing people and experiences.
Here are the Top Four things that that I recommend students try at SMU before graduating.
SMU College Memories
These four years at SMU have been a whirlwind. I had no idea when I first stepped foot on this campus that it would not only become home, but that it would also become a place of great friendship and countless college memories. Continue reading
Racist Comments Lead to Losing Sponsors for the Clippers.
Allegedly the owner of the NBA Clippers team, Donald Sterling, was caught saying some horrendous and racist comments. This has lead to numerous companies ending their sponsorship or suspending it. Personally, I think racism is deplorable however, a man of Sterling’s position has no excuse. It has been incredible how social media has literally blown up over this hot topic.
Even the players have reacted to these comments , the players warmed-up with their practice jerseys inside out to show their solidarity against the statements that were made. Also, as they ran out of the tunnel for Game 4 of the first-round playoffs they wore black wristbands or armbands. As Clippers star guard could be heard shouting to his teammates on the way out,
“It’s just us, only us. We’re all we got.”
Here is the following list of lost/ suspended sponsors:
- Yokohama Tire Corp: Suspended
- Anheuser-Bush: Publicly supporting NBA’s investigation
- Lumber Liquidators: Suspended
- Amtrak: Determining if they will extended regular season sponsorship
- LoanMart: Suspended
- StateFarm: Suspended, continue campaigns with players
- Sprint: Suspended
- Kia: Suspended
- Virgin America: Terminated
- AQUAhydrate: Suspended
- CarMax: Terminated
- RedBull: Suspended, continue campaigns with players
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The app called Moves is now a Facebook owned app.
Facebook is poised to acquire another app. They haven’t revealed how much they are paying for it yet, but this app broadens the range of the Facebook owned apps. The app is called Moves and it tracks user’s movement. It’s like a fitness app. Continue reading
Mary Barra a crisis game changer during General Motors current recall. Encase your are not up-to-date on the motor world news, General Motors has had a massive recall that has affected Upon reading a great article on Forbes on Barra I must admit, she is a game changer in the crisis world. The demand for transparency and two-way communication is not longer an option but, a requirement in our world today.
New Crisis Playbook
Facing the challenge of a recall would be daunting for any CEO, imagine being a brand-new, first female CEO in your industry and dealing with it. So far she has approached this crisis as a seasoned veteran. By promising to get to the bottom of what happened, engaging with the public on the General Motors Facebook, and handling herself in front of Congress, Barra has proven she can handle a massive crisis. She has utilized all facets of social media to reach her audience especially, when the target audience for your car in your recall is that of young adult age. It will be interesting to see how Barra will carry General Motors through this recall.
Check out Barra’s recall update here.