Celebrities, Advocacy, & Entertainment

It’s been a semester of talking about theories, entertainment, and social media.  I am often thinking of how to connect all the dots.  How do they interrelate?  How can I sum up my semester? It was an election year filled with an abundance of political ads, mudslinging, ultimate levels of immaturity, silliness, signs at every corner, and celebrities spouting their opinions as if they were experts on politics.  It was rather exhausting. In Sayre & King’s textbook, Entertainment and Society, a chapter on advocacy, political activism is discussed.  In the age of Web 2.0, we find that everyone is a Continue ReadingCelebrities, Advocacy, & Entertainment

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The Word “Like” & Your Brand

I’ve had it!  Stop!  I declare war on the word “like.”  Don’t mess with me!  NO MORE FILLER WORD USAGE.  And, I don’t mean social media likes.  I mean language likes.  For some reason millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, and other demographic segments can’t get one sentence out without using the word, “like.”  It’s a filler word that has no meaning.  It’s a fad that makes you look bad.  And, I know companies vet potential job offers based on your like-usage frequency during interviews.  Your personal brand is shaped by your ability to communicate and articulate your thoughts.  If the Continue ReadingThe Word “Like” & Your Brand

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