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The 2018 Snapchat Upheaval

Early last week, in the middle of the night, Snapchat updated its mobile app. This lead to an outcry from Snapchat users regarding the completely reworked system. So what happened? Starting a Strike This social behemoth currently finds itself under fire from about 83% of their users. Snapchat users have started boycotts, referring friends to message… Read the full article…




The Evolution of Social Media: Facebook

Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004. Now, 13 years later, Facebook looks very different than it did when it started! How did Facebook start? Facebook was originally created just for Harvard University and was called “the facebook” where it only allowed Harvard University students to be members.  About a month after the initial launch the… Read the full article…





What Social Media Can Tell Us about Democratic Candidates

Analyzing the social media streams of the presidential candidates tell us a lot about their savviness for running a contemporary campaign. It also tells us the likelihood of their continuing the long road to the nomination. The recently launched Illuminating 2016 project, which involves faculty and students of the School of Information Studies (iSchool), collects and… Read the full article…


Join the 6th Annual MLB College Challenge on Nov 12 + 13

Hey everyone! It’s that time again for the 6th— yes, SIXTH — annual MLB College Challenge. This collaboration between Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) and the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) is a chance for students to get hands-on experience prototype and mocking ideas and products in a hack-a-thon setting. (Note: the… Read the full article…