Category: Social Media

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When Does Slacktivism Help?

Slactivism is a combination of the words “slacker” and “activism.” It comes up a lot in the context of supporting causes on social media. Some people think liking a post, using a hashtag, or passing...

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Too Close?

I want to start using Instagram more, so I was trying to think of a theme of posts I could work on. Did any of you get Owl Magazine when you were a kid?...

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Getting Through Your Awkward Phase on Twitter

According to a survey conducted by the Deutsche Bank (and written about on Quartz), three of the biggest reasons people stop using Twitter are: They were getting the information somewhere else. There was no useful...

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Manual Retweets on Twitter

Originally posted by Jared at Manual Retweets on Twitter on January 15, 2013. Last night in class everyone was asked to try “automatic” retweeting (using the official retweet link) and “manual” retweeting (using “RT”). Afterwards...

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Is “selling out” even a thing anymore?

“Selling out” means compromising your art or integrity for personal gain. Sometimes that involves paid product placement. (Wikipedia) I’m used to it being considered a bad (or at least controversial) thing. I watched Generation Like on...