William Polking replied to Trevin Vanderheiden's discussion Did the NFL owners come together to not sign Kaepernick?
"We are NOT a current events class. Focus your post on the media angles of the story, please."
4 hours ago
William Polking replied to Makayla Bueltel's discussion Snapchat Update
"Social media apps need to update consistently--people expect it, even though people invariable complain about said updates (this is the "neophilia vs. neophobia" we discussed around the concept of MAYA)."
Monday
William Polking replied to Micaela Howard's discussion Depression
"You should listen to John Moe's podcast, "The Hilarious World of Depression." I've learned a lot about depression from listening to it."
Monday
William Polking replied to jadon daniel henderson's discussion musically changing
"I think if you look at the numbers of males vs. females in our Chorus, you will see that this stereotype still exists.

Hold onto this question, as it will fit perfectly for our discussion in class and our entire unit."
Monday
William Polking replied to Maxwell Molle's discussion Peaceful Protest or Disrespectful Delinquency: Kneeling for the National Anthem
"I understand being passionate about the flag and the anthem. I am bothered by people who text and talk during the anthem, and people who do not remove their hats.
However, I do not understand being more passionate about the symbol than the actual do…"
Monday
William Polking replied to ashley's discussion Why are girls expected to be perfect?
"Ashley, hold this thought. We will be exploring these issues (for both genders) within our new unit."
Monday
William Polking replied to Makayla Bueltel's discussion The Power of Social Media
"Social media does indeed have positive uses and negative uses. What worries me is how often we seem to choose the negative uses, and what that says about both us as people and the technology itself."
Monday
William Polking replied to Taydem Shoesmith's discussion Escape from Reality
"What I find interesting in how, with so many choices of good television and movies available to your generation, so many of you watch the same series over and over again, and the same movies over and over again.

But I think Taydem makes a great poi…"
Monday
William Polking replied to Makayla Bueltel's discussion Snap-Chat Streaks?
"Thesis: Streaks are a way of branding your friendship."
Monday
William Polking replied to Mia Nagl's discussion Technology Usage
"Adults can be hypocrites, and that hypocrisy is strong when it comes to social media use."
Oct 10
William Polking replied to Makayla Bueltel's discussion What App is the Worse for Young People's Mental Health?
"These results seem intuitive—Instagram is most about presenting the "best self," while Snapchat is more ephemeral. And YouTube provides many "feel good" accounts meant to help people think of themselves more positively."
Oct 10
William Polking replied to Sam Murray's discussion Depression
"Many fail to distinguish between "being depressed" and having clinical depression. We all feel depressed at times, and when depressing things happen in our lives, being depressed is a logical human emotional reaction. But clinical depression is a ch…"
Oct 10
William Polking replied to Trevin Vanderheiden's discussion Do electronics make us tired?
"This screen effect has been well established with television: it's part of why hours spent watching television correlates strongly with so many negative health outcomes."
Oct 10
William Polking replied to Brittany Vega's discussion TBH?
"Go read the article I linked in my post about it."
Oct 10
William Polking replied to Makayla Bueltel's discussion #WCW & #MCM
"Interesting point—perhaps we've burned through the "cool cycle" of the hashtag? (We've certainly burned through the cool cycle of hashtags in general.)

You show how the same media can be used for objectification, self-glorification, or the celebrat…"
Oct 9
William Polking replied to Makayla Bueltel's discussion Business and Social Media
"But it's not all free—Facebook allows you to create a page for your business for free, but if you want a signal boost you have to pay.

Social media can be great for brand awareness; it can also lead to awkward moments when brands tweet/post about t…"
Oct 9
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