It’s helped me to connect with like-minded peers and professionals. It’s made me take more photos than I’d otherwise take. It’s kept me connected with people I otherwise would have forgotten. It has occupied hours of my time that I want back! but is also a source of entertainment.
With recent rise in social media users and with the popularity of social media rising, firms and companies are looking to social media platforms to scan their employees before accepting them into the workforce. In recent years, this surveillance of people online has become more significant and has been influencing people’s career paths to a … More Tweets CAN Influence Your Career!
In my last post, I described a prominent social media-centered mental health destigmatization day that’s held annually in my home country, Canada. Organized by Bell, a Canadian Telecom company, the campaign is called #letstalk, and features prominent Canadian celebrities (they exist!) discussing their stuggles with, and stories about, mental health in their lives. Their shared stories can … More Bell’s #letstalk: where are the politicians?
Recently, there has been a lot of mass media speculation on YouTubers, as they post personal content and user generated content on their YouTube sites. A big issue that has appeared among news media was in regards to PewDiePie, or Felix Kjellberg, who was speculated as being pro-Nazi by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The Wall … More YouTubers and Their Celebrity Status
In my last post, I described some of the issues associated with celebrities dealing with mental illness having control of their own social media accounts. Giving the public live, minute-by-minute updates as their mental health crisis progresses — as Amanda Bynes did, for example — can’t be the best way to deal with inner demons. … More Celebrities as destigmatizers
Youtube, blog posts, facebook, Instagram, etc, these all have one thing in common, the comment section. A vast wilderness in multiple corners of the internet, the comment section allows users of any media platform post their opinions concerning the content. As is any normal conversation, there are good responses and bad responses with mixed levels of … More Don’t Read The Comments
The fact that celebrities’ public images have long been heavily managed by agencies or PR specialists is not a novel observation. This is still the case, of course. Interviews and late night tv appearances are important tools for shaping public perception, which is vital currency for celebrities. Social media, however, has given celebrities a media … More Celebrities, twitter and “meltdowns”
The first instance that I was told that a celebrity is insane was the meltdown of Britney Spears in 2007. Bald headed, rage-infused, and off the deep end- Britney Spears was the highlight of every tabloid and news media. As years went on, more celebrities were called out by the media for their mental breakdowns … More OMG! She’s gone crazy!
Following the US Presidential Elections of 2016, the negative rhetoric behind fake news sources and reports on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, began to explode, as President Donald Trump began to pinpoint certain news agencies and sources and calling them out for reporting facts incorrectly. This rise in fake news and the … More Fake News and Its Impact on Social Media
In considering how to make the news more accessible to folks with anxiety and PTSD, highly emotional and distressing news events like terrorists attacks are cases of interest. An October 2014 Washington Post article by Shana Gadarian, an assistant professor of political science at Syracuse University, summarized the author’s research on the effect of sensationalist TV … More The terrorists are coming