Social Media’s Newest Currency: Venmo

A new kind of business transaction is emerging in college/millennial culture all over American known as Venmo. For you technologically inept fossils, Venmo is an app that allows users to easily transfer money between other users in the app. You can share “Venmo Dollars,” which adopts the globalized economic paradigm of exchanging goods and services…

Hillary. Stop Cyber Harassing Me.

Hill-Dawg, I love you, but you have to stop sending me mass emails referring to me as your friend. I know we shared an intimate glance at one of your former rallies, but I am not your friend. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have my vote. On the ground campaigning is a thing…

Snapchat Update!

The newest Snapchat update has allowed users to view Snap Stories in a much easier way! You can now SWIPE left and right to view different snap stories, and when one Snap Story ends, the next begins on it’s own! Finally, your Snapchat filled bathroom breaks, and lazy mornings in bed with your phone, require much…

“Real” Weight Loss (Scams)

You want to have a good bod, but these “weight-loss” companies are made of frauds. I hate to break it to you all, but unfortunately, there is no magic pill or supplement that can instantly trim inches and cut pounds. However, this hasn’t stopped the mass media from making you believe that you can lose…

Sara Weiss: Interview with Resident Kardashian Expert

Hello everyone! Today we’re conducting an interview with a very special guest. Sara Weiss is the President of Tufts Mock Trial at Tufts University, but above all else–she is an expert on the Kardashians. We asked her about the media trends that the Kardashians have launched or promoted and how they impact us. 1. When…

(Social Media) Life after Death

You may not know what happens after you die, but take comfort in knowing that at least for  your social media life there is the possibility of a robust digital beyond. Whether you want it to or not, life goes on. Take a look at these apps that help you plan your social media presence after…

Social Media Etiquette for College Students

Just as there is etiquette on how to communicate effectively over email, the same thing holds true for social media. Although we have blurred the lines between private and public in the digital age and there are more apps than ever before to share your life with friends/family, it is important to consider what information…

Social Insecurities Feed Smartphone Addiction

One of Apple’s apps that help users monitor how much time they spend on their phone is called, Moment. Moment is a personal app that “tracks how much you and your family use your iPhone and iPad each day, automatically.” Generally, people want to use apps that better themselves (or make them “better” than other…

Beyoncé Steals Kardashian’s Moves..

Recent Instagram posts today (from the person who runs Beyoncé’s Instagram for her), reveal Beyoncé’s newest athletic clothing line, “Ivy Park.” Without doing any research whatsoever, I’m going to assume that this is “Beyoncé’s” clothing because (see picture): In case you missed the posts, or don’t know how to “do an Instagram,” then scroll down…

New App “Habitica” is Making People MORE Productive

Spring is OFFICIALLY here, and despite the Katy Perry weather we’ve been having (Hot N’ Cold), people’s workloads are heating up as the year comes to a close before summer! As someone who is involved in everything I can sink my teeth into, I struggle with numerous lists, and keeping track of my tasks. As…

#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…