Recently I attended International Career Day, an event held by Texas’ World Affairs Council that featured among others a former U.S. diplomat and the head of Computer Management at IBM. As each speaker went through their presentations, I couldn’t help but scan the auditorium and search out the (...)
The new Pew Internet report on Social Media and Political Engagement starts out with a huge statement:
“66% of those social media users—or 39% of all American adults—have done at least one of eight civic or political activities with social media.”
If you’ve ever had doubts about (...)
The interweb is fraught with how to use social media. Google quickly hands over a least a thousand billion quick-and-dirty notes on how to get powerful and famous. All you need is your iPhone and a rudimentary grasp on hashtags.
I may only have one of those things, but I feel that a rational and (...)
While walking towards the student union at my college, a number of voter registration volunteers approached me to register for upcoming November elections. Many would recognize the long rectangular sheet to put down your personal information and place of residency. I don’t know why, but I dread (...)
Lately, news dealing with Millennial topics has been slightly negative, but it’s time to change that. We need to delve deeper into this generation and truly define the trends in our lives. It’s important to show what we represent, as well as the positive future that’s in store for us.
The It Gets Better Project, headed up by columnist and TV personality Dan Savage, took social media to another level; it sparked a movement that read compassion and humanity to those struggling to come to terms with their sexuality. Jason Pollock, filmmaker and now director of Undroppable, seeks to (...)
That time has come again where the greatest athletes from every corner of the world come out to compete and get the opportunity to prove themselves the best. That’s right it’s the 2012 Summer Olympic Games of the XXX Olympiad! Chances are regardless of if you likes sports or not, you have been (...)
As Joseph Kahne and Cathy Cohen’s inspired piece “Political Pioneers or Bed Texters?” points out, there is an awfully large perception gap of Millennials in the eyes of the media. Did we jumpstart the Arab Spring or are we “stay-at-home sons” forcing our parents to pick up the tab of our (...)
Hours after the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, many of the world's leading news outlets were streaming live Twitter feeds. In 140 characters or less (i.e. the length of a Twitter message), viewers were getting instantaneous updates via Twitter and other social media.
This switch to (...)
Amna Ahmed, a second year student at San Diego State University, is a shining example of youth who are working to use technology to change the world. Ahmed is an officer for an organization on campus called Students for Justice in Palestine, which mainly aims to raise awareness about issues (...)