#BlackLivesMatter Support #NoDAPL

As you many know from my previous posts, the Black Lives Matter movement advocates for injustices not only in the African-American community but also in other minority communities. With that being said, BLM stands in support with the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Known as #NoDAPL on social media, the protesters want to prevent The… Read More #BlackLivesMatter Support #NoDAPL

Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Donna Brazile & Margaret Hoover (Honors College Participation)

I attended the Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Donna Brazile & Margaret Hoover on October 11th . Ms. Brazile was currently serving as the interim National Chair for the Democratic National Convention, filling in aft Debbie Wasserman Shultz had stepped down after emails from the WikiLeaks hack of the DNC revealed the committee’s alleged preference for… Read More Distinguished Speakers Series featuring Donna Brazile & Margaret Hoover (Honors College Participation)

From Our Living Room to Theirs: Intimacy and Immediacy in American Politics

Clearly, the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign was a primary affecter of the social media conversation concerning her candidacy (#ImWithHer, #StrongerTogether), as was certainly the Trump Campaign (#LockHerUp, #Killary, #Benghazi, #HillaryForPrison, etc). Surprisingly, unlike in past elections (2004 and Swift Vets and POWs for Truth) 527s and SuperPACs did not seem to do much to… Read More From Our Living Room to Theirs: Intimacy and Immediacy in American Politics

The Importance of Being Earnest: Social Media as a Window rather than a Reflection

The Hillary Clinton for President Campaign had a clear and defined new media approach across several social media platforms. Much like the candidate, the approach was organized, polished, well run, and ultimately, unsuccessful. The Facebook and Twitter accounts for the candidate both followed a predictable and reliable pattern of one Pro-Hillary positive post followed by… Read More The Importance of Being Earnest: Social Media as a Window rather than a Reflection

Tremendous Hate in Their Hearts: Instagram Has Fallen

As we have learned before, there is nothing so nice that it cannot be scorched by the vitriol of the Election of 2016. Instagram, even Instagram, the social media equivalent of a culinary diary (#foodporn), the repository of amateur shutterbug’s scenic landscapes (#nofilter), and propagator of our best angles and cutest outfits (#selfie) has also… Read More Tremendous Hate in Their Hearts: Instagram Has Fallen