Tag Archives: Caroline Haythornthwaite

Leaving New York for Miami

For this assignment, I decided to change the education information on my Facebook profile to make it seem like I would be transferring to University of Miami for the coming spring semester.  I only let my roommate and my mother know what was going on beforehand so it wouldn’t cause any issues going forward.  Because […]

A Tribute to Dad

In an article posted by New York Magazine titled The Microfame Game, Rex Sorgatz outlines 8 steps to becoming “micro-famous”: Self Publish Stylize Over share Respond Ally Diversify Create a controversy Persist We can think of Sorgatz’s micro-fame as a variation of what it means to be a “micro-celebrity”, which according to Alice Marwick and Danah Boyd is […]

Using Social Media to Express Our Thoughts on Death

Social media is a curious thing: while social media users constantly blame it for ruining relationships between one another, they also praise it for bringing them closer with people whom they may have least expected to form some kind of relationship with. This may just be the case for the social media users in “How Social […]

A Break Down of the Social Break Up

Jackson Street, in his charming article “9 Helpful Ways to Handle a Breakup on Social Media”, breaks down the thought process of a emotional teen, moments after a break up, which may include urges to post nasty updates to the world. Having carefully analyzed the full blown effects of the social network universe, he advises […]