• Social Media Addiction: #AQuickLook

    We have all heard people say that social media is addicting, but it wasn’t until I took a class that focuses on social media that I realized just how real the addiction is. The past few years I have noticed myself spending excessive amounts of time on social media...
  • A Watch to Remember

    The rise of social media has become a go-to source for the advertising industry with companies spending billions of dollars annually to have their products and brands plastered everywhere consumers look. With 200 billion dollars being spent on advertising in the United States in 2016 alone (Statista, 2017), it’s...
  • Homeless in a Digital Age

    By Rachael Potts, Raymundo Pedroza, Kahealani Simmons, Scott Ault, and Cameron Stover (California State University, East Bay). Faculty Adviser: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) Statement of Problem Human rights are special, basic interests set apart from moral rights (Clapham, 2015, p. 5). Human rights encompass areas such...
  • Understanding Social Media & Privacy

    Developed by University of Massachusetts Communication majors Molly McKinney, Allison Levin, Annamarie Wadiak, and Benjamin Mancall, under the guidance of Professor Allison Butler, these lesson plans are designed to teach pre-teens and teenagers how to make sense of social media and privacy. Each lesson has age-appropriate lessons and activities that...