#FOMO

For those of you behind on the millennial and Generation X social media lingo, let me fill you in. There’s no need to feel left out anymore… 1. FOMO = Feeling of missing out 2. LOL = Laughing out loud 3. LMAO = Laughing my ass off 4. SMH = Shaking my head 5. BTW…

(Microsoft’s) Bots Gone Wild…#ZEROCHILL

Be careful who your digital friends are… They could be a bad influence. Just ask Microsoft… Last Week, Microsoft introduced an online teen chat robot named “Tay” via Twitter. However, this marketing strategy to engage with teen clients around the world turned out to be a P.R. disaster. Although Microsoft intended to market Tay as…

Top 5 Tips to Avoid Being Brainwashed by Kim Kardashian

In a recent Instagram post, Kim Kardashian advertised her app, Kim Kardashian West: OBVIOUSLY I had to download the app so I could be as fab as Kim!!…. Well not actually, but I’m going to pretend that I’m an easily manipulated, Kardashian fan for the purposes of this blog. Top 5 Tips to Avoid Being Brainwashed by…

How Netflix Decides what you “Want” to Watch

Within the past decade, Netflix seems to have taken over the internet as the number one source of TV and Film entertainment. This amazing innovation has changed the way the world watches television, and it has only just begun! Aside from the spectacular TV shows and movies that Netflix releases such as House of Cards, Orange…

GrubHub Supports both Local and Corporate Companies

GrubHub is an online ordering site (and also an app) that enables users to quickly order from local restaurants at the touch of their fingertips. This is a great website for small cities such as Somerville, MA, whose companies survive off of local residents. GrubHub, unlike some other food ordering sites, don’t give preference to…

The POSTAL Awards: Top 5 Media Blogs of 2016

In the spirit of evaluating media’s many effects on society, and our recent POSTing streak, we here at POSTAL have decided to bestow an award upon only the most worthy. The 2016 Postal Award for Best Media Blog To be fair, the internet is full of diverse content with innumerable unique voices and opinions. As such,…

Hulk Hogan Body Slams Gawker

Thank you God,I am grateful,"I AM THAT I AM". Only love HH pic.twitter.com/Y5R42C4EF7 — Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 22, 2016 In a stunning demonstration of the American legal system, a jury in Florida found Gawker Media, as well as its CEO, Nick Denton, and editor A.J. Daulerio, liable for posting a sex tape of Hulk Hogan sleeping…

@realDonaldTrump and His Bully Pulpit

Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2013 What can I say? It’s a brave new world. Long gone are the days of relative isolation from the public eye—the…

#RelationshipGoals or #RelationshipProblems

Over the years, Instagram users have become more and more creative with the ways in which they share their seemingly “perfect” lives online. Some use it to share amazing food pics, others choose to broadcast their amazing bodies.                   Increasingly, we’ve also seen an explosion of “couple pics.” Hopefully,…

The Dreadful “NESCAC Story”

If you attend a NESCAC school and you own Snapchat, then you’re most likely aware of the infamous “NESCAC Story,” which has been all the rage on campus’ across New England. The NESCAC Story is featured in Snapchat’s “Live” section and is a “Snap Story” compiled of snapchats from various students from different schools. This feature…

Snapchat, for Idiots.

If you haven’t figured out how to use Snapchat filters by now – let me tell you something – you are missing out. In an instant, you can be transformed into a picturesque MayBelline Model, a contorted blockhead, or – if you feel so inclined – swap your face with a friend. If you haven’t…

March Madness

Can’t afford to see the NCAA basketball tournament? Want to see a live feed of Buddy Hield before he hits the courts?…. So do we! (FYI Buddy Hield is a basketball player for the Oklahoma Sooners, and basketball is a sport) FORTUNATELY, Snapchat is following the whole thing. You can follow our nation’s top teams and…