Final Research Paper — Advertising In Digital Age

The way people live has been changed ever since Steve Jobs brought iPhone to our lives. Now, smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily life: we see weather reports, we read the news, we do online shopping, we chat with our friends etc., in a word, we do everything using our phones. Just…

Website Reflection

Over the course of this semester, I have witnessed how a personal website is built starting from nothing. For the final editing of my website, I added a widget of a quote at the end of the page. The quote is from The Moon and Sixpence, which has been one of my favorite books of…

Fewer Friends, Better Social Media Experience

Think about how many friends do you have on Facebook? 500 hundred? A thousand? What about other social media you usually use? How many people are you following on Instagram? How many people are in your DMs on Twitter? In the article The Secret to Better Social Media? Fewer Friends, the author David Pierce discusses…

Final Creative Project

News in 2014     News after 2015 For the creative project, I chose to make 2 collages of news headlines contrasting the different situation of relatively small sized digital media companies especially Buzzfeed before and after 2014. I have been looking for news to better learn about Buzzfeed’s financial and social situation since I…

Facebook Doesn’t Expect Revenue Impact Over Privacy Concerns

Recently, Carolyn Everson, Facebook’s vice president of global marketing solutions, says people’s behavior does not change much regarding the concern of privacy after the news of Facebook’s misuse of user data. Analysts also found that Facebook’s sale will not be affected significantly and Facebook’s position as one of the world’s digital marketing duopolies will not…

Facial Recognition System Is Developing Rapidly and Widely Used In Chinese Society

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has invested $600 million dollars in SenseTime Group Ltd., which is a company developing AI to improve facial recognition. Alibaba developed a mobile payment system “Alipay” a few years ago to facilitate its online shopping website Taobao. Now Alipay has become one of the duopolies of Chinese mobile payment system together…

Virtual Reality

In the article Virtual Reality, Now With the Sense of Touch, the author Sarah E. Needleman described her experience of virtual reality with touch. In usual VR games, we put on a headset and see the illusory world produced by the virtual reality headset. In the virtual reality farm created by HTC Corp. Sarah was…

Final Paper Draft

Argument 1: Google and Facebook have taken so many market shares that there’s almost nothing left for small companies. According to a report from the Fortune, the duopoly of Google and Facebook take more than half of the digital media market worldwide and about  63% market share of the U.S. market, whereas “In the U.S….

Will People Stop Using Facebook?

After Facebook was accused of leakage of users data, people started to selectively either deleting some personal information from their pages or permanently delete their Facebook account. Also, people have been posting articles and posts with the hashtag #DeleteFacebook all over the social media on the internet. But is deleting your Facebook really that easy?  By…