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Instagram – Under-sharing, Identity, and the marriage of Tech & Society

Arguably one of the most actively used forms of social media in today’s society , Instagram has become a culture in its own right. According to Mike Byrne of Conde Nast’s GQ, this culture comes with some unspoken rules about how to present oneself in a way in which translates in a positive manner. In his […]

Colleague? Friend? Do I Know You?

Going to New York University, I have heard more than ever it is not about how qualified you are when it comes to getting a job, but who you know. “Its all about connections,” my friends say, “your internships and your connections are all that matter.”  This is often talking about positions in the Fashion […]

Now Imagine You Are a CEO…

The formation of the ‘self’ – one’s personal and unique identity – has always been an integral part of human nature; however, while this concept remains stable, the way people go about constructing and producing their ideal versions of self have evolved. Politicians throughout time have dealt with this notion.  Always being in the public […]

Social Media Manners

Social Media Manners Mary M. Mitchell’s article “Friending the boss on Facebook: Fun of foolish?” discusses what we look like online, and how to give off a good impression.  First impressions are very important online and offline.  It is no longer enough to be a “people person” offline; we must be able to correspond well […]

Getting Too Caught Up in the Performance

After putting herself through a 40-day social media detox, Glennon Melton concluded that social media was negatively affecting the way she saw herself and the way she was living her life. She wrote about her experience on her blog, Momastery, in an article called “5 Reasons Why Social Media is Dangerous for Me” that was […]

The FoMO is Real.

A social phenomenon known as FoMO, Fear of Missing Out, is increasingly becoming a commonality in this day and age of computers and social media. Studies have shown that students who saw more pictures on Facebook of their friends partying were more inclined to participate in these activities themselves. The study also says that “these […]

The Great Pretender

In Charlotte Alter‘s article for Time magazine, she discusses the findings of a study published by the University of Pennsylvania regarding the type of language different genders use on Facebook. The researchers conducting the study was interested in finding out whether computer analysis of the type of language used on Facebook statuses could reveal the […]