Keeping in touch with a particular circle looks different than it did ten years ago. We were saving the world from invasion, relentlessly pursued by zombies, and competing for Super Bowls. Now we send birthday messages, complain about property taxes, and share advice for family vacations. Spread out over the…

A story can be defined as a character pursuing a goal through an obstacle (Biesenbach, 2018, p. 20). Because of the simplicity of this explanation, stories have the flexibility to exist in a variety of mediums. We read stories in books, see stories in theatres, listen to stories in songs…

Too Cruel for School: A Social Media Marketing Strategy Summary

Introduction

Disney’s soon-to-be-released Cruella is centered around a famous villain from the classic picture 101 Dalmatians (ScreenRant, 2021). According to ScreenRant (2021), the live-action movie starring Emma Stone will take place in 1970’s London and show the audience the origin…

As an educator who specializes in technology (digital design, information technology, computer science, and instructional technology), social media plays key roles in topics of discussion in class and for communication of school-related announcements. Graphic design students create content optimized for various social media applications. Instructional technology students learn best practices…

The Social Dilemma

I’m thinking of a story about an inspired genius whose creation was made with the best intentions but evolved into a disaster. Do you know what it is? Frankenstein and Jurassic Park are good guesses, but I am reflecting about social media. If any of the social…

Spring Fever

Spring is here! After a long cold winter, it is comforting to see lawns turning green, blue skies, and people outdoors. Department stores have their lawn and garden sections open, and yard games are on display. Who doesn’t love a good yard game? Lawn darts (a lot safer…

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Now you’re playing with power! I remember this advertisement when I was a kid. Starting with the Nintendo Entertainment System, a Nintendo has existed in my home in one form or another for the better part of my life. I’m trying to not be over nostalgic, but it’s hard not…

I love binge-watching shows and watching college basketball. In the roundabout way my brain functions I have a plan to combine these passions. I would like to see Amazon Prime team up with the pandemonium of March Madness for an awesome campaign that would engage Amazon users like myself while…

Brandon Petersen

Teacher, UF Student, Technology Enthusiast, and Life-Long-Learner

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