Celebrities, twitter and “meltdowns”

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”

Fake News and Its Impact on Social Media

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

Is Facebook Fast Food?

My previous post explored the “information gathering problem” for folks with mental health issues. People with anxiety issues often have to make a decision between staying informed and suffering the effects of a frightening news story. Especially this year, they’re not the only ones suffering from this problem. An October 2016 Politico article described a spike … More Is Facebook Fast Food?