Author Archives: Marina Jane

About Marina Jane

Welcome to Marina's Milestones. I'm just a 26-year old girl trying to navigate the real world one quarter-life crisis at a time. Living by the motto: when's the last time you did something for the first time? I created this blog as a no-filter journal of my misadventures. I hope that by sharing my unconventional (somewhat funny) experiences with you that you'll feel inspired to tackle world, one milestone at a time. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

Social Media Architecture vs. Activists

Change is typically seen as a good thing. It allows us to adapt, as individuals, to new ways of thinking of things or doing things. York and Youmans discuss the ways in which changes in architecture of social media sites, … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 1 Comment

The Underestimated Power of Twitter

The rise of Twitter took a lot of people off guard. As Twitter developed, the use of it expanded into a proactive force that is able to raise awareness and create social movements. Morozov observes the challenges and benefits of … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 3 Comments

Social Media Management

Using social media sights have a split response in the effectiveness of the use of them for political campaigns. According to Gueorguieva, in “Voters, Myspace and Youtube”, benefits to social media use include: increasing the candidates’ exposure at a low … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 3 Comments

For the Good of Man

“Practical experience is every bit as valuable as theoretical understanding.” In chapter 5 of Standage’s book The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-Line Pioneers, he explains the difficult job of the creation and … Continue reading

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Print News versus Internet News

When I was in elementary school, Sunday mornings in my household consisted of me running outside to grab the New York Times, sitting on the bed with my parents, and reading the newspaper. Of course, I would only read the … Continue reading

Posted in Winter 2012 | 6 Comments