When We Need it the Most!

When We Need it the Most! By Ashley Rosson Let us talk about some good things, I’ve compiled some of the best “feel good” social media stories to let us escape the “beer” virus. Facebook helped save a 3-year-old’s vision. After Tara Taylor uploaded a photo of her daughter, Rylee, to Facebook, a friend reached out about […]

Instagram and the Restaurant Industry

Instagram and the Restaurant Industry By Ashley Rosson Have you noticed how restaurants and public places are becoming more “Instagrammable”? Suddenly there is a new neon sign on a back wall, a collection of plants framed into a square shot. In some ways, it seems a little forced- but then again, with so many people […]

Honeymoon at Galaxycon

Honeymoon at Galaxycon By Ashley Rosson If you have been reading my column over the past 3 years, you would know that every year I attend Raleigh Supercon and share my experiences.  This past year the Supercon was bought out and changed to Galaxycon.  It is the one time of the year I stray from […]

Facebook Jail

Facebook Jail By Julie Reardon   Have you ever been in a really toxic relationship? If not, we all know someone who can’t seem to break it off with a partner who is obviously and completely a bad fit. What is the appeal of these overbearing, controlling and morally bankrupt types that would spy, stalk, […]

Relationships and Social Media

Relationships and Social Media By Ashley Schultz OTC0219 Stock Photos Social Media has not only changed the way people express their opinions, the way companies reach out to potential consumers, and political campaigns. It has also changed the way some significant others relationships either flourish or suffer. Here are some ways that Social Media and […]

Stan Lee: The Superhero of Superheroes!

Stan Lee: The Superhero of Superheroes! By Ashley Schultz If any of you have been following my column the past two years, you would know that I am a pop culture junkie. Every year I write about going to AwesomeCon, a convention of comic books, movies, and all things pop culture.  Well this past November […]

SuperCon 2.0

SuperCon 2.0 By Ashley Schultz It comes to that time of year, where Ashley goes a little off topic, and discusses her ventures at “SuperCon.” Last year was the first year for “SuperCon,”in Raleigh, NC; it proved a success and this year undoubtedly reassured that it’s not only good for Raleigh, but good for those […]

Social Media and Disaster Relief

Social Media and Disaster Relief By Ashley Schultz Over the past few years, we have seen the increase in how social media can help accelerate disaster relief. It seems that disasters are usually at the top of all our news feeds recently, and will increase especially with the start of the 2018 hurricane season. Yet, […]

Social Media and the Gaming World

Social Media and the Gaming World By Ashley Schultz Candy Crush? Words with Friends?  Farmville? Mafia Wars? Sound Familiar? There is no doubt that we are suffering from significantly diminished attention spans at this point in history, and social media and gaming has contributed in no small part to this. According to Statista, an online […]

Health Effects of Social Media Use, is it Time for a Detox?

Health Effects of Social Media Use, is it Time for a Detox?   By Ashley Schultz So many of us are guilty of having our faces glued to our phones, tablets, or computers constantly checking one or all of our social media sites on a daily basis. Yet, has it ever crossed your mind that […]