We need to talk about Pokémon Go

  So, I had a whole other post written up, but taking the lead from Pat Thompson, I’m going to, instead, “go where the energy is.” We need to talk about Pokémon Go. Yes, this post is about Pokémon Go, because Pokémon Go has become a cultural phenomenon, and like any cultural phenomenon it is…

Costume Conundrum: Is it Appreciation or Appropriation?

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, the topic of offensive costumes has flooded our social media feeds, and for a good reason. On a recent trip to a very popular Halloween costume store, I was disappointed but not surprised to see a plethora of offensive costumes lining the shelves. They ranged from stupid to…

Follow the…Leader? Why Buying Fake Followers on Social Media is Always a Losing Game

When Instagram purged its user database of ~18.8 million fake accounts, created by bot programs and spammers, many users' follower counts took a hit. The list of esteemed individuals affected by this so called "Instagram purge" included the likes of Justin Beiber, Ariana Grande and Barack Obama, each of whom lost millions of followers. Of…