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The Pros of Social Media

Thumbs Up PhotoUnless you’re a caveman (not paleo, like you legitimately live in a cave), you know social media is everywhere. It seems nearly impossible to avoid it at this point. And more and more, people seem to be talking about the negative effects of social media on us both individually and as a culture. But if social media is all bad, what’s the point of having it? We figured there were some good reasons people can’t seem to quit social media, so we slid into some friends’ DMs…

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  • Influencers | Social Media
  • May 13, 2019

Social Media Predictions

Pepperdine Student Michael Garas"Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious." This chilling prediction by George Orwell in the critically-acclaimed book, 1984, outlines America's contemporary data privacy crisis. Generally dismissed as a dramatic, dystopian novel used to promote readership sales, 1984 's futuristic commentary recognizes that without awareness of a problem, its solution ceases to exist. As a result, this paper will first define what data privacy is, recent cases of data privacy misuse, and introduce Gavin Newsom's proposal for consumer "digital dividends".…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • May 10, 2019

Miss Arizona USA

Our interview of Savannah Wix for “The Creative Influencer” podcast is available today for download on iTunes, Spotify, and premier platforms everywhere.  Savannah was crowned Miss Arizona USA 2019, and competed in the Miss USA Pageant just last week.  This Scottsdale, Arizona native isn’t just a beauty queen; she is the President of her sorority at Pepperdine University, a self-described professional tree climber, and founder of the HeartStrings Charity, helping children through music and art therapy.

Savannah talks to us about what it takes to be a pageant contestant…

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  • The Creative Influencer , Influencers | Social Media
  • May 08, 2019

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