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10 Consequences of the Quantified Popularity

People now have a direct measure of their popularity, and this can be really daunting, especially for those who are not realistic about their social abilities. Although some might argue that the number of people in our social networks doesn’t  necessarily reflect on our actual popularity,  my informed guess is that it does say something about […]

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On The Future of Social Media

Social media has definitely changed our worldview in the last 10 years. It has been a real phenomenon that has involved almost all online players, from individuals, companies, governments and even criminals. As to what it did to us personally, I’ve written about social media changing us in this previous post. We can compare it, […]

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You won’t believe WHO CAME TO VISIT! It’s not who you think!

Don’t you just hate being misled by catchy titles that spark your curiosity? These are called clickbaits and are used all around the internet. And the reason they are so popular with content creators is that THEY WORK. As you might assume by now, nothing spectacular happened, not to me, anyway. This post is about […]

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Do you know what VidCon is?

Is VidCon the Golden Globes for new media? It sure seems to be and so much more. If you are an outsider of the new media and you are out of their demographics, VidCon does not ring any bell for you. Nevertheless, for video content creators (YouTubers, Snapchaters, Viners, etc) this thing is huge and […]

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Britain’s EU Referendum – 5 Less Obvious Social Media Conversations and a Prognosis

As a bachelor in Political Science and an avid admirer of the United Kingdom, I cannot shy away from discussing tomorrow’s EU Referendum. That is why I am bringing you 5 conversations  related to it that I came across on social media. I will stay away from the main points and keep a closer eye […]

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10 Ways in which Social Media Changed Us

1. We are not allowed to forget – the people we met or the instances we lived. Throughout our lives we meet huge numbers of people, most of them stay for a few days/weeks or months in our lives and then, they disappear. Or at least they should… Not if you add them to your […]

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How to stay safe on social media?

Social media has become an integrated part of our lives as we are using it more and more for personal reasons but also for business reasons. It’s not rare that we access social media from our personal devices but also from our business ones. And it isn’t rare that we are accessing social media accounts […]

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What’s your type of personality on social media? Quiz

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Bucharest Local Elections 2016 in social media

What does social media say about the Bucharest local elections on 05.06.2016? In the picture above you can find a rather simple semantic analysis taken out of Twitter for the first three contenders to become the mayor of Bucharest, Romania’s capital, in the 2016 elections. I will not go into too much detail on them […]

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Selfies

The selfie is viewed as being symptomatic of the negative influence social media has on our lives and our self-portrayed images. There is also no doubt that selfies trigger our curiosity because they are both ubiquitous and admittedly morally questionable. They are largely associated with young females searching for social approval but they can be […]

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