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Social Media, Social Plague

Jacob Hall HeadshotSocial Media – a globalized platform that provides the power for every individual to have a magnified voice, inflicting their opinions on the rest of the world. This media device transcends any past media platforms as it combines social, political, and monetary influence in user’s posts. These institutional vehicles such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook personify a false sense of reality, giving the illusion that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the same quality of life. Unrealistic standards are created in each post as such are…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 29, 2019

The Future Price of Unpopularity

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The bed vibrates, jolting her awake. The soles of her bare feet press against the cold wooden floor, as she submits to the urgency of getting up. Grabbing her iPhone 11xi, she darts to the bathroom, attempting to circumvent the bitter byproduct of her broken heater.

She switches on the “heat seat” button, and sits down on the toilet. For the next thirty minutes, she investigates all of her social media accounts, clenching her teeth as she checks to see if her follower-counts have decreased…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 23, 2019

Best Friend’s Challenge, Creative Influencer Style

Our last, and bonus, episode of Season One of “The Creative Influencer” podcast is available today for download on iTunes. Veronica Sams and Erica Schenk play our version of “The Best Friends Challenge.”


A transcript of the full interview follows: 

Jon: Veronica, you are a photographer. Correct?

Veronica: Yes.

Jon: Erica, you’re a model?

Erica: Yes.

Jon: You’re both seniors at Pepperdine?

Veronica: We are, yep.

Jon: You’re also friends?

Both: Yeah, that’s right. 

Jon: Veronica, describe her.

Veronica: I love Erica because she’s not only one…

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  • The Creative Influencer , Influencers | Social Media
  • Jan 16, 2019

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