2015 Tinder Highlights

While popular media outlets are gathering their ‘highlights of 2015’ stories, I thought I’d share some of the most interesting Tinder developments and articles that I came across this year. They are fascinating (or even bizarre) pieces of data that I came across in attempting to understand the evolution of this popular dating app as we see it today. […]

Social media monopolies don’t produce informed citizens

(Image courtesy of Robert Acevedo on Flickr) Given my large number of Facebook friends who are former Internet Studies alum or current colleagues, and that this article was published by Buzzfeed, it was all over my newsfeed this morning: How Ferguson exposed Facebook’s breaking news problem The gist of the article is that while Twitter has […]

Not even Snapchat can save us from ourselves

(Photo courtesy of Alyssa L. Miller) While preparing for work this morning, the casual banter went as follows: My Partner: “Are you ready to go?” Me: “No, I’m reading some article about Snapchat.” MP: “Is that the one about the security issue where they leaked-” Me: “Names and phone numbers?” MP: “Yeah… But we should […]

So read me maybe! (Or, Fifty Shades of Canadian Media)

(Image courtesy of stuffwecomeupwit.com)  So what have I been doing with my time? Working hard to get Carly Rae Jepsen out of my head, mailing paperwork, crunching numbers, procrastinating by watching Girls under the guise of staying up-to-date with pop culture, and obviously not blogging enough. But while everyone (including Ellen) has been busy indulging in […]