You could be doing so much more than that cat video… Use social media to lift up others

Social media can be used for a lot of purposes: providing an update on a moment in your life, letting other people know about an event or cause, or sharing an interesting article you’ve read… all great uses… but social media can be used for so much more.  Social media starts off as a novelty.  You get excited that other people are interested in what you have to say.  You get glimpses into your friends and colleagues lives.  It’s one long conversation that exists across the boundaries of time and physical distance, and… Read More

3 Insights on College Student Self Esteem from “Let me Take a #Selfie”

In the three months since it’s release, the video “#Selfie (Let Me Take a Selfie)” has been viewed nearly 100 million times on YouTube and has gone into heavy rotation.  Although tongue-in-cheek, the video reveals some surprising nuggets of wisdom regarding social media engagement, particularly around Instagram.  It also provides interesting insights into the underlying psychology of its users, particularly those of traditional college age.  Colleges and universities are only now beginning to react to this trend.  Some institutions have gone so far as to put in place “selfie bans,” while others have… Read More