BREAKING DOWN ‘Social Media’

 ‘Social Media’ Social media can take the form of a variety of tech-enabled activities, such as photo sharing, blogging, social gaming, social networks, video sharing, business networks, virtual worlds, reviews and more. For individuals, social media is used to keep in touch with friends and extended family, network for career opportunities, find people from all over the […]

Social Media and Interpersonal Communication

Social media’s effect on our ability to interact and communicate is visible throughout all areas of society, so what does this mean for interpersonal communication? According to Paul Booth, PhD, an assistant professor of media and cinema studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, social media certainly affects how we engage […]

How to Thrive in Social Media’s Gift Economy

To understand a gift economy, consider the example of moving into a new apartment. When friends help you move, you express your appreciation by providing pizza and beer — really good pizza and beer. When you hire professional movers, you pay with money. Offer your friends money instead of pizza and beer, and they are […]


According to a recent survey by KPMG LLC, vending technology is driving the food and beverage industry’s growth. Services like Facebook and Twitter along with mobile/online marketing and the cloud have completely changed the way large companies are doing business. Vending technology is changing operations based on customer insights and analysis derived from consumer interaction via mobile marketing and social media. Roughly two-thirds […]

5 Technology Advancements That May Impact a Workplace

More personalized recruiting. There’s good news for job seekers who are tired of falling into the applicant tracking system black hole. Even with the advancements in technology, you can expect to see human resources put more emphasis into the personalization of the recruiting process. Chat bots will allow you to get answers to questions about the application or […]