• Aspiring Olympic Hosts Take Cues From the ‘Atlanta Model’

    Since the Olympic Torch last passed through Atlanta in 1996, bidding for the Games has become a much more complex process with reforms that force cities to think of their legacy from the outset, according to a World Affairs Council of Atlanta panel April 9. 

  • First impressions on the GSU merger

    As a recent Georgia State alum, I was more than a little surprised to find out that Chancellor Hank Huckaby is soon expected to present a proposal to the Board of Regents recommending that Georgia State merge with Georgia Perimeter College.

  • The Day the Music Died

    Why the GPB “partnership” is a death sentence for WRAS and why we must take action to preserve the integrity of student media overall

  • Photo Album: Georgia State Sun Belt Tournament

    It’s been nearly two weeks since I saw Georgia State’s mens basketball team lose in crushing fashion during the final seconds of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. Franky, I’m still kind of disappointed.



Instagram to Offer Analytics Support

Late last week, Instagram announced sweeping changes to both its app design and logo, prompting a range of criticism from users and fellow designers alike.

Snapchat Hits Impressive Benchmark

Snapchat hit a major milestone this week by claiming a daily audience of more than 100 million people, who are watching more than 10 billion videos per day – up from 8 billion in February.

Should You Be Pitching Facebook Live?

So I’m willing bet money that at least one of the pages you follow hosted a “ Facebook Live” video sometime in the past week.

Making Instagram’s Algorithmic Filtering Work For You

Yes, Instagram has gone the way of Facebook — and even Twitter — to put an emphasis on quality content by recently changing the way posts appear in your stream. Abandoning a pure chronological timeline, Instagram will now work its magic to determine what content it thinks you’ll care about most via its proprietary algorithms. […]

Behind the Scenes of IHOP’s Social Media War Room (AKA Short Stacks on Deck)

So were you like me and missed out on your free pancakes at IHOP this Tuesday? Since 2016, the breakfast chain has offered a free short stack to hundreds of thousands of customers nationwide for National Pancake Day, and not surprisingly, it happens to be one of their busiest days on social media. With clever, […]

Twitter Just Got a Lot More Customer Service Friendly

Twitter has been on a roll recently and one of their latest features that hasn’t gotten many headlines relates to their customer service efforts.

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