Instagram Is a Strategic Communication Channel

July 02, 2020

Communication between governments and citizens has changed over the years. The digital era has provided state actors with new channels to spread their messages. Different channels offer different types of outreach. Nevertheless, successful communication requires consistency and...

As the Founders Exit, What’s Next for Instagram?

October 14, 2018

Instagram has 1 billion users and Facebook has 2.2 billion. That’s a big chunk of the world’s population. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are resigning amid reports of rising tension with parent company Facebook, a decision that ends their six-year relationship with the...

How the Selfie Became an Obsession

June 21, 2018

Warning: the person in the selfie may not be as happy as they look. Millennials are known for their obsession with “selfies.” Every day, hours and hours are spent on smartphones, leaving many of us wondering how this narcissistic fad even started. Social media networks are wildly...

There Is No More Social Media

May 26, 2018

Influencer marketing might once have been a secondary effect or by-product of social media, but it’s now an integral part of any social platform’s vitality.  Few things are more suspicious than a gift from an anonymous benefactor, who asks nothing in return but your attention. It becomes...

Social Media and Consumerism in Indonesia

How social media platforms contribute to growing consumerism among Indonesian youth. Indonesia is a nation of 258 million people. Of that, nearly 124 million are in the labor force — the fifth largest in the world. So, it is easy to see that Indonesia carries enormous potential to keep...