Millennial Wedding Rituals: Nuptuals With A Social Media-Inspired Twist

I recently attending a wedding where my wife was performing a special selection of songs for the ceremony. It was a Cinderella-style event for one of her voice student's sisters and her college sweetheart husband. Ole Miss, to be exact. The only reason I know is because at some point during toast there was a … Continue reading Millennial Wedding Rituals: Nuptuals With A Social Media-Inspired Twist

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Internetiquiette 101: Social Media Boundaries

I have to admit that being an active social media participant-observer is exhausting albeit gratifying work.  Being a good anthropologist and narcissist, I find myself frequently assessing my reactions others'  social media behavior as influenced by the collective of digital compatriots whom I also have occasion to see in real life from time to time. … Continue reading Internetiquiette 101: Social Media Boundaries

A Perspective On Youth Culture and Brand Engagement

The Narcissistic Anthropologist unveiled! 😉 Here is a clip from an American Marketing Association Event where I had the pleasure of contributing to a dialogue on understanding the context of brand engagement with Millennials (basically anyone from teens to 35 year-olds). I thought it might be cool for my readers to see that marketers are … Continue reading A Perspective On Youth Culture and Brand Engagement

Truth and Consequences: Social Media Is The New “Permanent Record”

Tomorrow I am going to be sitting on a panel for the marketing community in Toronto as an expert on "youth".  In perusing the subject matter on which I am to be prepared to comment, one particular category entitled: "techno-powered: speed of information / innovation, new forms of connectivity and values shifts" got me going … Continue reading Truth and Consequences: Social Media Is The New “Permanent Record”

The Unintended Art Of Misusing Social Networks

Now watch closely, because I am about to perpetrate. I would like to start by pointing out here for the sake of irony that that in my very first blog I wrote: "I was recently told by a ten year old who was told by his Dad that Facebook is for Narcissists. I LOVE FACEBOOK! … Continue reading The Unintended Art Of Misusing Social Networks

Modern-Day Memes

What is this "meme" thing you speak of? According to About.com: "Memes" are cultural symbols and social ideas that spread virally. In the same way that a flu bug travels from person to person, memes travel through social media and email.  Memes are often things of minor consequence: jokes, urban legends, human and animal oddities. … Continue reading Modern-Day Memes