Smith versus Rock

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello Live TV still has the potential to surprise I asked students in my social media class at Franklin College to write an opinion piece answering a series of questions concerning the Will Smith slap at the Academy Awards. I was most interested to see how they reacted to an event many of […]

Good Intentions Gone Haywire

Social media started with high ideals. What happened? Social media are truly a societal phenomenon. Who would have thought America Online and MySpace would evolve into Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok? Now, with billions of users around the world, social media platforms have grown so powerful they influence national elections, facilitate violence and divide people […]

A Virus Gone Viral

Social media and digital communications in the pandemic The world is connected in many ways today. What seemed impossible in communication just decades ago is now the norm. Want to reach out to a family member in Israel? Shoot them a Facebook message in an instant. Want to inform the masses of your thoughts and […]