Do WE Make Idiots Famous?

Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and now, Danielle Bregoli.

Danielle Bregoli, more famously known as the, “cash me outsside” girl is very rapidly gaining fame and recognition thanks to the power of social media.

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The 13-year old girl went viral when a clip of her Dr.Phil episode aired and scenes were shared on virtually every social media platform on the internet. Her unbelievably awful and disrespectful behavior on the show is what drew so many people to watch these clips, resulting in her instant fame. In these clips, the audience chuckled at her behavior so she proceeded to refer to the audience as “these hoes” and led her the words which caused her fame, “Cash me outsside, how bout dat?”

Since then, I have heard that phrase, seen her face on countless memes, and have even heard a remix of her episode just about everywhere I go on social media. So my question is, why?

While I don’t mean to insult, WE are the reason people like her are rich and famous beyond their wildest dreams. And the reason I say that is because I’ve caught myself watching countless Facebook videos of her and her behavior. I’ve laughed and shared some of the memes I’ve seen of her face, I have even caught myself jokingly say “cash me outsside” on several occasions. But not just me, parents, teachers, friends.

Why do we glorify this behavior, why is it so amusing for us, to the point where these people become the most influential people out there?

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While this woman’s tweet doesn’t have the best choice of words, she DOES have a point. Most of us are struggling to get through college and get a decent education while this young girl is making thousands on her looks and rotten attitude.

All because “we” find her attitude and personality to be amusing, she’ll be making a million dollar a year salary. So next time you see someone on the rise, don’t contribute to their social media fame.

Should You REALLY Post That…

By: Sasha Calamaco / @sashacee

We all post- now that be on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, linkedIn all the things. We have them all.  Now, what we post on each of those platforms may be totally different. Have you ever thought if what you’re posting may be what stops you from getting hired?

Things have changed a lot in the media world since our parents have been through the job searches and hunts. They didn’t have post to search if sally posted about her amazing avocado and toast she ate for brunch yesterday morning. Or if Phil got wasted at that rager he crashed last night, but still got to his interview on time. They had no clue, what a time to be alive then- and now.

Believe it or not, social media is affecting our hireability now more than ever. Now people can find anything and everything we are on just by a simple google search. Most of hiring is found by a network medium. Definitely make me double think about things before I send out that 140 character or less Tweet, along with that meme. As much as I would want to, maybe that one photo of that not so flattering moment.

We all want great jobs, people to find us knowledgeable and teachable give or take other qualities. Knowing and being aware that employers are looking into us beyond our resumes will help us in the long run. All down to what it is they’re looking into on our professional profiles from: cultural fit, mutual connections, industry related post, (no, not twitter) they’re talking about past work and current interest.

 

Basic DO NOT’s (t0 list a few)

  • -Sexual content post
  • Poor spelling and grammar
  • Discriminatory
  • Bad mouthing
  • Poor communication skills

But don’t be overwhelmed and delete everything you’ve ever posted anywhere, check out Lifehacker , they break it down for us in a minimal infographics and not so overbearing paragraphs we can all get through and understand.  

 

How Is Social Media Taking Over the Fashion Industry?

By KeAndra Hill

 

Social Media’s influence on industries is insane. The fact that I can write three blogs about its affects on one industry alone says a lot. And, not to mention, the many ways industries can be affected by social media.

Now the affects have gone as far as to replace many industry officials with younger, more digitally-accustomed officials in high position jobs. Consider my first blog of this year, the story about David Beckham’s son receiving the job of photographing for Burberry’s newest campaign due to his six million+ Instagram followers. Recently in 2015, Allure magazine pushed out its founder editor of 24 years to replace them with an editor of much younger age and much more acclaimed digital knowledge. This is all happening because major fashion houses are realizing the amount of influence social media has and, even more, the amount of influence peers have.

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A recent study shows that 35% of millennial women would agree that social media has a huge influence on their clothing purchases (i.e. bloggers). And consider the ‘selfie’ trend, many people do not want to be photographed in the same outfits multiple times. I can personally guarantee that there is an influence on purchases considering big events and people wanting something new to showcase in their social networks. Bloggers are one of the biggest influences of media, so much so that fashion houses are becoming worried with their loss of control and influences which in turn lead to losses in sales.

Fashion houses are realizing they need to take action and get with the program. By really focusing on their social media platforms, companies can have more control over what their consumers are… well consuming. They will have better control of their brand identity and personality. Companies can also use bloggers to their advantages by creating community engagement among consumers; consumers will influence and persuade each other. Success of these endeavors have been shown through campaigns like #IDoinChoo, #CastMeMarc, and #BareSelfie (look them up!).

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Now many social mediums are allowing for ads. Fashion houses, if you can’t bet them, join them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citations:

Alter, N. (2016, June 21). Four Ways Instagram is Redefining the Fashion Industry. Retrieved February 26, 2017, from https://www.launchmetrics.com/resources/blog/four-ways-instagram-is-redefining-the-fashion-industry

Fateh, A. (. (2017, January 19). How social media is changing fashion? Retrieved February 26, 2017, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-social-media-is-changing-fashion_us_587edd29e4b06a0baf64918f

 

Johnny Manziel’s Football Moves

By: Macey Thompson

Everybody know’s the famous Johnny Manziel himself. Hottie from Tyler, Texas who started his fame at A&M.

Before I get started on Johnny, I’d like to refresh your mind that whatever you post on social media is there FOREVER. I repeat, FOREVER. Whether you post it only for one minute and regret posting it, it’s online forever. Sorry to bust your bubble. This goes for Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter and Facebook. Also, not only is it on your social media forever, but whatever you post reflects the person you are. So please, be aware of what you share.

Unlike our friend Johnny who has no sense in understanding what should go on social media. He has made a few mistakes, maybe a little bit too much. But he started out young at A&M.

Example A:

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(Johhny Manziel official Twitter page)

 

As a college student, Manziel was not very wise.

Example B:

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For athletes, social media is not a joke. Whenever you are an athlete, no matter if it may be high school, college or the NFL; social media will affect you in a negative way if you are not safe with what you posts. Manziel has created a toxic reputation. Johnny Manziel is a perfect example of what you should NOT post on social media.

So please, be aware with what you post on social media, you never know who is watching your page.

But for now, Johnny is an unemployed loser due to living life like he belonged on the Jerry Springer show.

Gaio, Michael. “Blog: 9 Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Student-Athletes.” Athletic Business. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2017.

“11 Dumb Johnny Manziel Moves As Documented By Social Media.” CBS Boston. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2017.

2016 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Twitter

If there’s anything this class has taught me, it’s that social media is an ever-changing, ever-growing magical beast that no matter how much it’s studied, it will never be fully tamed. But for those with the gumption and the resolve to tackle it and respect its power, it can be used to do so much good for an individual, and organization, and even the world.

2016 was a ridiculous year for social media, and as we enter squarely into the beginning of December, we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of what I like to call “rewind season.” This is the time of year when listicles and countdowns abound, looking back on the best and worst of the past year in preparation for the new one. And boy, oh boy, did this particular revolution around the sun give them something to talk about.

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2016 was a beautiful dumpster fire. Image from Imgur.

Social media in 2016 saw conflict and change, both good and bad. The top ten most popular trending topics were diverse, ranging from the obvious (the Super Bowl, the Olympics), the fun and ridiculous (what ever did happen to Pokemon Go, y’all?), the political (Brexit, Rodrigo Duterte and the Philippines, Black Lives Matter) and the downright crazy (2016 presidential election) and the sad (Muhammad Ali, David Bowie).

In all of these events and so many more, social media played a pivotal role in changing the way our culture communicates and how we as individuals perceive the world around us. When the fake news epidemic shook up public discourse this year, I believe it marked a turning point in the way journalists, social media professionals, and marketers will approach this medium in the coming years.

Ragan’s PR Daily published an article on the top skills needed for success as a marketer. In addition to writing, data analysis, and decisiveness, it highlighted the importance of social media savvy, saying that social media is “an integral part of overall marketing strategy.”

This isn’t just funny cat videos and quirky text posts anymore; understanding social media has become a valuable marketing skill, and taking this class has shown me just how much more there is to learn.

Social Media Make Pipe Dreams Reality

With the announced victory for the Dakota Pipeline protestors in Standing Rock, North Dakota it is worth taking a look at what role social media played in the protests. Over the past few months as information initially started to leak out about the proposed pipeline through the American northwest protestors and supporters took to social media to help spread their message, and it worked. Despite constant resistance from local police and corporate initiatives, the protestors were able to gain enough support and last long enough for a new route to be found for the pipeline that didn’t desecrate the native’s burial grounds, or corrupt their water supply. 

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Image Via NPR

Social media could arguably have been a major contributor to the outcome of the protests. With videos and images being distributed digitally, it not only created awareness, but also attracted the support of celebrities and the support of significant social figures. Shailene Woodly an actress most well known for her role in the Divergent series, personally joined the fight after seeing what was happening via social media, as did Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, former vice president Al Gore and many more according to an article by Inside Climate News. Once the announcement was made that the U.S. Army had called for the pipeline to be rerouted, many took to social media in celebration.

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Images via Inside Climate News

Not only was social media used to attract attention to the events transpiring at the site of the future pipeline, but also a ‘digital smoke screen’ was call to thwart attempts by law enforcement. Law officials were monitoring those who had ‘checked in’ at the protests in order to target them for violence. The protestors quickly caught on and called for everyone all over to check in to confuse the law enforcement and make it impossible to tell the imposters from the real protestors. The Daily Caller News Foundation .

 

How one bad post cant ruin your career

Bria Graves

Social Media is seen as place to express whatever is on your mind. From annoying coworkers, sharing how your night out was with friends or even how upset you are with the new President Elect, you can pretty much talk about anything on social media that comes to mind. Which is exactly why employers search potential employees on Social Media, to see how you really are outside an interview or the workplace. According to Career Builder 60 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, meaning that post you made last night on Twitter with a bottle of Jack Daniels in one hand with the caption “Getting drunk tonight” may or may not be the reason you get a job. 10 years ago this wasn’t a problem, but unfortunately it is now. A great example of social media coming back to haunt you is Miss Teen USA. Karlie Hay was called out for using the N-word on her twitter page a few years back. Although her crown wasn’t taken away from her, the reputation she has among many people is ruined. But not everything put on social media can hurt you, there are some things that can help you get that job you want. There are many ways you can spruce up your social media page to get employers to like you outside of your resume. Having a complete profile, professional headshot as well as a professional looking profile are all ways Monster says you can look good in the eyes of an employer. So before you post that selfie at the party or rant about your bad day at work think about the next job you’re going to try to get.

 

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Photo Cred: Hospitality Career Hints

 

 

References

(n.d.). Retrieved November 13, 2016, from https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/social-media-tips-job-search

(n.d.). Retrieved November 13, 2016, from http://www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?ed=12/31/2016&id=pr945&sd=4/28/2016