With over 1 billion active users, Facebook is the dominant social media Web site on the Internet. It allows you to keep in touch with friends and family and follow your favorite brands.
On Aug. 1, I elected to take a month off and forgo my duties as a Facebook entertainer. My main goals in doing so were to reset my mind, strengthen my active relationships and impact others by encouraging them to question how social media is affecting their lives.
By Tiffanie Reynolds | email@example.com
As Facebook announced its new Graph Search in January, questions have come up about the company’s respect for privacy and user data. But the bigger question with social media, and not just Facebook, is if there is such a thing as privacy at all?
By Eugenia Tavarez | firstname.lastname@example.org
Flagler College junior Keila Davisson recently started shopping online and has been noticing an odd trend in the advertisements she has seen ever since. On her blog, Google searches and other websites visited, Davisson’s advertisements have all curiously featured exactly her favorite bands, brands, and even events going on in her hometown.
By Jaime Greco | email@example.com
Google has stepped up the competition for the No. 1 social networking site, Facebook, by creating its own called Google+. The site aims to, “fix the awkward human way of online sharing,” the Official Google Blog said.
Google+ has been in trial for just about 100 days. Google has taken the suggestions and recommendations of its users and has already made nearly 100 improvements.
Eighty five percent of college students use Facebook, but the recent changes made by Facebook may have students of Flagler College leaning toward the fresh, new social networking site, Google+, and all the features it has to offer.
By Gena Anderson | firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a late July night when the sound of my vibrating phone on my nightstand woke me from my sleep. The bright glow of the LCD screen burned my retinas as I squinted to read that I had a message from Facebook. Ren Anderson would like to be your friend on Facebook. I set the phone down ignoring this person I assumed was probably from high school and fell peacefully back into my slumber.
By Colleen Drew | email@example.com
Flagler College offers a social media class that informs students how social networking can be used to create a brand for yourself and the company you represent.
Carolyn Adams, a communication major with a track in public relations, uses social media to her advantage.
By Christina Arzapalo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Every night after work and before I go to bed, I find myself checking my Facebook and Twitter for one last time. And most of the time, ‘one last time’ means probably about half an hour of browsing my friends’ pages and seeing what they’re doing.