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Seeing through Sarcasm on Social Media

While scrolling through Twitter today with Schenck v. United States in mind, I realized that if the same rules from 100 years ago applied today that a lot of people would be in trouble. Not only the people who post threatening or hateful things would be punished, but everyone who likes or retweets it would too. But when you really think about it, how of many of these people are actually going to go through with whatever they are saying? The scary thought that pops up is that some…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments , Privacy - Intrusion
  • Sep 21, 2017

Respect the Freedom of Words

Social media has become an increasingly popular outlet for people in this day and age to express their thoughts, opinions, and feelings about a variety of items. Most posts are usually harmless but there have also been some instances where issues of legitimate intentions to harm or danger society have been stated. While there have been few people who have both made serious statements threatening harm or danger and then actually carried out their harmful intentions, there have been cases recently where after harm was caused, the social media…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 20, 2017

Did you make the whitelist?

Using influencers is a great way for brands to reach their targeted audience on social media without using excessive pop-up ads.  However new forms of any medium bring new obstacles. 

One obstacle would be that influencers are people and that their behavior and social engagement is uncontrollable.  Anything that they say, tweet, hashtag, post, etc. all of a sudden becomes associated with the brands that they represent.  Another problem would be that they often pull followers of all kinds—not necessarily just the group that a brand may want to…

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  • Influencers | Social Media
  • Sep 20, 2017

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