How Has Social Media Change Your Life?

“If a tree fell in the forest, did it really happen if no one tweeted it?”

Social Media has changed the way society functions today from a business standpoint to personal lives.  Social Media plays an active role on how a lot of things happen.  It gives celebrities a more in depth way of interacting with their fans.  It helps businesses reach potential clients.

Facebook Pages make it easier to keep up certain brands.  All you have to do is LIKE a page and you can stay updated with what gets posted.  With Twitter, you can just FOLLOW people and keep up with their thoughts.  Some tweets are opinions while others can live tweet an event.  Pinterest allows you to PIN photos and others can follow you, kind of similar to Twitter.  Tumblr is like a cross between Twitter and Instagram.  Instagram is like a Twitter but for pictures.  Unlike Twitter, you’re not limited to 140 characters.  With so many different Social Media platforms, it’s difficult to stay away unless you don’t have a smartphone.

With Social Media changing how people function, smartphones are made in a way to adapt to this.  With a smartphone, all you have to do is download the apps.  Question is, if we remove smartphones and Social Media, how difficult would it be to go back to how society used to before technology became so advanced?

How has Social Media changed your life?

 

Here’s a video by Kyle Murray, Valerie Jean and Ksenia Stysepskina based on a day on Instagram

Adele, Lupe Fiasco & Chris Brown: Your Opinion Counts!

Over the past couple of weeks, Adele, Lupe Fiasco and Chris Brown dropped their albums.  Before I give my opinion on each album, I am curious as to which album you think is the best.  Your opinion matters!!!

Related Links:

http://twitter.com/officialadele

http://twitter.com/chrisbrown

http://twitter.com/LUPEFIASCO

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WHO IS ESPERANZA?

I logged in on twitter yesterday and saw that Esperanza won a Grammy Award for best new artist.  The question on many of my followers and the people I’m following’s mind  along with mine is WHO IS ESPERENZA?! Who is this lady that won a Gammy over Justin Beiber? After winning her award, she said “I certainly did not expect to even be considered for that type of nomination.  Me being a little old jazz musician and everything”. Esperenza, you definitely were not the only thinking this.  Many people could not understand why someone they have never heard of could win such a big award.  What people could not understand even more was the fact that she won over Justin Bieber.

What people do not realize about awards like these is that the people behind the decision of who wins do not base it off of who sells the most albums.  They base it of of who they think has more talent.  Not that Justin Bieber lacks talent.  He just was not on the same level as Esperenza.  After winning an award of this great magnitude, her future is looking bright.  For those who did not know of her before, they will start seeing her face or name more often.

I listened to some of her songs and she’s actually good.  Why she was not well known until now, I’m not sure.  I like her music and I do think she deserved to win.  This is my personal opinion.  Go check out some of her music on youtube and information about her on

http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/cms/