Archive for April 2014

Topic of the week: Social Media linked to Body Issues


I fully agree with the theory/concept that body images are becoming more distorted due to social media usage! Social media allows for it’s participants to constantly look appealing in other’s eyes to gain more likes. Social media abusers need to realize how to portray genuineness and simply be ‘themselves’.  Young women get wrapped in this distorted image about beauty through reflecting how others feel about them translate to how they feel.

What others think of you doesn’t suffice, only you know your true self. The other day in my social media class we watched a movie about a generation being hooked to the digital world and viral communication. This new generation will suffer more than us all with constant approval and perfection addictions.

“Beauty is from within” is a social media campaign that needs to take place in all middles schools! I read an article that talked about how girls develop their self-concepts between the ages of 5-15. This is a mental disease we do NOT want to spread to future generations! Operation save Generation Z!!!

“Beauty is not about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, pretty heart, and a pretty soul” – Unkwnown

Add a comment April 25, 2014


Do you agree or disagree with the points made? Why/why not?

I totally agreed with everything posted in this article! People have been overusing hashtags so much on social media that they have become pointless. There was once a meaning to hashtags, it was so people can click on it and follow a feed or a certain topic. Nowadays hashtags are just anything word, phrase or sentence. This article is urging individuals to put meaning back into hashtags and the proper use of social media.

I would add to this list relevancy. I have seen a lot of social media posts with hashtags and the hashtags didn’t seem to connect with the implied message, or even make sense at all. A hashtag should be able to be posted alone and people should be able to connect it back to the message or the company in some way. So if I could add anymore advice to this article, that’s what it would have to be.

I love when tv shows engage hashtags. There has been plenty of times where I have been watching 106 & Park or even Scandal and a hashtag popped up in the corner of the screen. It’s a great idea and opportunity to for viewers to start a conversation and feed off of others. Even for the social media use, it is a great way to gain followers and even follow new people. Especially with Scandal! Everyone is usually watching the show all at the same time and tweeting all at the same time, why not use a hashtag and see others thoughts?

With my client for this Social Media class, Bath & Body Works, I know that the hastags have been proven to be beneficial. They use #BBW with all their posts and make several other hashtags for engagement like #TrioTuesday for example. #TrioTuesday is when BBW showcases they best products and sales to get in a set of 3. I love this idea!

If my client wanted to track trends they can easily click on hashtags about #Fragrances or something related to their products. It can be beneficial because they can explore what people tend to gravitate to and respond to.

Hashtags have it’s ups and downs but overall no matter how much they can be annoying we all use them!


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Add a comment April 11, 2014

The Notebook Review


 Recently, on a random rainy day my friends and I watched an old all-time favorite, The Notebook. This is a movie I’m sure almost every female has seen, at least one time. I choose this film because my friends and I are single and happen to be talking about love and relationships. Relationships in college are so hard to manage, but it’s funny how so many movies make young love look so simple.

What I love most about the movie, though it is so clique, is how the young couple reunites. In the movie, the couples splits when the guy goes off to the military. Of course the young lady ends up moving on with her live and has a new guy and a different live. With the love being so strong, though they were separate the love never was forgotten. In fact, when the man in the military returned his goal was to get back his long-lost love. In every happily-ever after movie the man always gets the woman of his dreams, but what I loved so much was how the movie ended. Not only did the couple unite, the woman who he loves so much lost all her memory. Whether it is a friend, family member, or significant other, dealing with someone who can’t remember anything is almost impossible. However, this man in The Notebook was so in love that he promised he would never leave her, and he kept his word.

I love a good “love movie” every now and then, and this movie is one that really touched my heart. If you want to be in your feelings and enjoy a good movie, I’d definitely recommend you to watch this. I would rate this movie a solid 4 out of 5, and encourage you to rent this dvd on netflix or red box asap.

Add a comment April 11, 2014




Add a comment April 4, 2014

Cell Phone Etiquette

For the most part I’m not one of those people who are glued to their phone all day every day. Mainly due to the fact that my phone is always dead, it’s always in my purse being useless. However, when I my phone is not dead I tend to text people and scroll down my instagram timeline with I’m around other people. Scrolling down a timeline, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, is the best way to pass time and overcome boredom.

My mom gets so angry when we are together and I’m on my phone texting or on social media. It definitely is rude and can be seen as talking when someone else is talking, just your conversation is not verbal. Clearly its a digital age thing because when I’m with my friends we are always on our phones and I don’t find it offensive at all unless you are having a verbal conversation, then I feel ignored.

If I was at dinner with someone I would try to balance both checking my phone and spending time with them. I would only get on my phone if I had to reply to a text message that had some urgency. Though I don’t think it’s rude to check your phone from time to time, I do think it’s rude to be eating out with someone and scrolling down social media timelines.

Ever since I could remember having a cell phones my mom would tell me a thousand times to put away my phone and “disconnect”. I used to walk and text, eat and text, and even text in church. Now that I’m older I don’t think I have the same problem. It’s important for us to “disconnect” from time to time.

Add a comment April 4, 2014

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