• I had everything finished by 12 I swear! But I asked my friend Nikhil and he told me we had to re-put our link to our new site in a new post!

    http://bellnb.wix.com/all-things-fashion

  • wrote a new post, Housing Project, on the site blabbermouth200 5 years, 11 months ago

    I chose Wix for my blog site because they had pre-made templates that you can change to format to your blog style. I want my blog to be like a regular fashion blog with articles added into the mix. I was able to […]

  • I think that you make very good points about people choosing to participate in the internet, I just think that the counter claims to this are also very good. So as long as you have evidence to support your claim […]

  • commented on the post, Tucker Smith- Reflection D, on the site Blurpity 5 years, 11 months ago

    I don’t know much about CGI but it seems like you have a pretty solid grip on the subject. You gave a lot of reasons to support your argument I just think you need to put it together with some more evidence. Good […]

  • Sorry Im playing catch up but I never wrote about what my topic was going to be on, so here it is!

    Looking at other peoples topics worried me because a lot of them are on AI technology. I really struggled with […]

  • wrote a new post, Research Trends, on the site blabbermouth200 5 years, 11 months ago

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    It has been shown through research that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. If you see more positive posts than negative posts, then you start posting more positive posts as well.

    This first […]

  • Rickman, A.T., Consenza M. R. (2007). The changing digital dynamic of multichannel marketing: the feasibility of the weblog: text mining approach for fast fashion trending. Journal of Fashion Marketing and […]

  • Kim, A. (2012). Do Social Media Marketing Activities Enhance Customer Equity? Journal of Business Research, 65(10). 

    Link Here

    Summary

    This article is discussing how Luxury retailers are re-thinking […]

  • posted a new activity comment 5 years, 11 months ago

    I think the original was too short and your articles helped support it. Also I agree with you that their were a lot of articles on this topic and they too shared the same bias.

  • Wolverson, R. (2013). The Human Billboard. Time, 181(14). Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.proxy.library.vcu.edu

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    • From the nugget I sense there’s a potential conflict or problem you can explore further: “But companies are also putting their brands in the hands of untested spokespeople and, in some cases, running into controversy about the blogger-sponsor relationship.” Did the author talk more fully about these conflicts? Can you look into it more fully? It seems that companies benefit by these bloggers, but could potentially be hurt by them as well. Some examples may help you provide strong evidence in your argument.

    • I don’t know if I’m the only one that notices this, but I think it’s too obvious when a blogger or writer is trying to push a certain product. They don’t seem genuine enough, but maybe i’ve just seen bad examples. Either way, it’s interesting and I didn’t know it was such a common thing for advertisers to work with bloggers.

  • posted a new activity comment 5 years, 11 months ago

    I think this is really interesting and it makes sense the statistics. But I wonder if the statistics would be the same if you took girls in make-up vs. girls with natural beauty and no make-up who would get tipped more?

  • By William Hughes

    Jun 27, 2014 3:30 PM

    Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their emotional state. The paper, “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,” was published in The Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences. It shows how Facebook data scientists  tweaked the algorithm that determines which posts appear on users’ news feeds—specifically, researchers skewed the number of positive or negative terms seen by randomly selected users. Facebook then analyzed the future postings of those users over the course of a week to see if people responded with increased positivity or negativity of their own, thus answering the question of whether emotional states can be transmitted across a social network. Result: They can! Which is great news for Facebook data scientists hoping to prove a point about modern psychology. It’s less great for the people having their emotions secretly manipulated.

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    In order to sign up for Facebook, users must click a box saying they agree to the Facebook Data Use Policy , giving the company the right to access and use the information posted on the site. The policy lists a variety of potential uses for your data, most of them related to advertising, but there’s also a bit about “internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.” In the study, the authors point out that they stayed within the data policy’s liberal constraints by using machine analysis to pick out positive and negative posts, meaning no user data containing personal information was actually viewed by human  researchers. And there was no need to ask study “participants” for consent, as they’d already given it by agreeing to Facebook’s terms of service in the first place.

    Facebook data scientist Adam Kramer is listed as the study’s lead author. In an interview the company released a few years ago, Kramer is quoted as saying he joined Facebook because “Facebook data constitutes the largest field study in the history of the world.” It’s a charming reminder that Facebook isn’t just the place you go to see pictures of your friends’ kids or your racist uncle’s latest rant against the government—it’s also an exciting research lab, with all of us as potential test subjects.

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    This experience definitely enhanced the text. By not clicking on my link the readers missed out on other perspectives regarding this study. I think when you give two perspectives the reader has to analyze the text a lot more and then from there they can take a stance on the topic. Also my pictures I think were pretty thought provoking. The first one is insinuating that Facebook traps you from seeing the world, you end up viewing the world from someone else’s experiences instead of your own. I really want to use this technique in my own final project.

     

    • I would ask you how the image that insinuates that “Facebook traps you from seeing the world” links to the article’s claims, which were that Facebook manipulated its users by controlling what appears in their news feeds. Your job — in your project — will be to provide explanation for the images you use. In this case, I don’t automatically make the connection between the image you use and the argument the article is making.
      After I think about it I do, but your reader shouldn’t have to stop and try to decipher and figure out the connection, right?

      In your “research labs” link they discuss another study facebook did. I guess you couldn’t alter the text in this assignment, but if you were to add a new study in your project, try to introduce it in your text. See our Google Hangout where we discuss integrating source material! (July 17th Hangout on Google+)

  • posted a new activity comment 5 years, 11 months ago

    I really thought this was good because this could possibly help with your counterargument for AI. It also got me thinking because new technologies take away jobs but AI in a way creates some jobs because of the need for turkers.

  • ThumbnailResearch Question: How is social media positively or negatively affecting the Fashion Forecasting Industry?

    Key Words

    Intellectual Property AND Social Media

    History ANDFashion

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    • The idea of bloggers affecting fashion industry is interesting. How does intellectual property infringement intersect with celebrity blogging about fashion? I don’t immediately see the link between the two.
      What is your research question? You didn’t include the revised question, as assigned.

    • ALSO Noa, you need to add fashion marketing or merchandising to any of your search term combinations. Search:
      blog* OR social media OR twitter AND fashion marketing OR fashion merchandising