The Playlist

  1. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore – 2012 – hip-hop
  2. “Stronger” – Kanye West- 2007- hip- hop
  3. “Ball so Hard” – Kanye West/Jay z – 2011- hip-hop
  4. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons – 2013- rock
  5. “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-z- 2009- Hip-hop
  6. “Run This Town” – Jay z- 2009- hip-hop
  7. “ I Can Transform Ya” – Chris Brown- 2009- Synthpop
  8. “No Ceilings”- Lil Wayne- 2009- Rap/ R&B
  9. “Lollipop remix” – Lil Wayne  – 2008- R&B
  10. “Power” – Kanye West- 2010- Hip-Hop

The types of songs I listen to are mostly hip-hop. Six of the ten songs are hip-hop. I don’t listen to a lot of music, not really a music person but when I am listening to music it’s usually hip-hop or Rap/R&B. Two of my favorite singers/rappers to listen to are Kanye West and Jay-Z. Kanye West is someone whose music I listen to whenever I do listen to music. Stronger, Ball So Hard, and Power all are on my top 10 favorite music which most has to do with the fact that I’m a fan of Kanye’s music. He and Jay-Z are my two favorite rappers/singers. Five of the Ten songs have either Kanye West or Jay-z or both as the lead singer(s). Now Lil Wayne is also somebody’s music I listen to. Three of my top ten songs have him in it including “Lollipop”, “No Ceilings”, and “I Can Transform ya”. My taste in music hasn’t really evolved at all, whenever I listen to music, there’s where the rappers/singers I listened too and still do. Now the other two are a little bit off topic, “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons. I’m not exactly sure what I like their music, I guess I just like the beat of the music & these two are on my favorite songs to listen too.


Responsible Use of Social Media

1)      Be careful what you share. Even on Snapchat when you think that it’s gone after one click, it’s always going to be there, somebody might take a quick picture, with another phone, then now anyone can see that photo at any time

2)      Always use the Privacy option if that social network has a privacy option. It limits who can see your posts/tweets.

3)      Don’t believe what you hear. Just because somebody said some on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true, so don’t spread rumors.

4)      Search yourself. I know it sounds weird but it’s a good idea to search yourself on Google so you can see what others can see on your Twitter/Facebook/etc.

5)      Your virtual friends should be only be your real life friends. I’m sure everyone has friends on Facebook that they probably have never met. That’s not always a good idea, that person could be a stalker and you don’t want him/her to see your personal information.

6)      Limit your social media. Bigger doesn’t mean better. Limit the amount of social media accounts you have. It’s alright to have Twitter/Facebook/Instagram. But don’t have 20 different personal social media sites.

7)      Have different passwords. If someone were to find your Facebook, they’re most likely going to use that same password for other social media sites, that’s why it’s a good idea to have different passwords.

8)      Don’t be a bully. This is a new age where they are bullies online, don’t be one of them.

9)      Don’t lie about who you are. Don’t pretend you are someone you are not.  Even if it’s a joke, you can be mistaken for a bully or stalker and the police might get involved.

10)   Get off it once in a while. Don’t be one of those people who constantly use social media almost every single minute of day. Get off it once in a while and actually have a life.

Growth of Social Media

NOTE: I was sick on April 24th so this is the earliest I could turn this in.

Over the past 10 years, social media has reached new heights never seen before. In the last decade we saw the growth of big social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  All companies are worth billions of dollars and even try to out-do each other.  Just 2 years ago Mark Zuckerberg spent a billion dollars in cash and stock to buy Instagram. Reason Facebook bought Instagram was because Instagram was becoming a huge social network on itself and not just a photo-sharing app and Facebook didn’t need to compete with another company like they’re competing with Twitter. Along with Facebook and Twitter, Google are the top three social media sites used by marketers. The growth of social media has grown more than just entertainment, 93% of marketers use social media for businesses. Right now more people use the internet for social media than ever before.  89% of people between the ages of 18-29 have used social media since May 2013. Between the ages of 30-49, 72% of people use social media.

Freelance Assignment #4- Northwestern Unionization

In the 108 year history of the NCAA, college athletes earned a total of $0.00 for their achievements in collegiate athletics. That’s because the NCAA has a rule against paying college players, a rule that has stood for more than a hundred years. Not only can’t student-athletes make any money, they can’t sell their likeness, get healthy care by the NCAA, sign a contract with any other business such as Nike, Adidas, Gatorade, etc., student-athletes can’t really do anything except earn a free college and even then they would need a scholarship for that. However all that can change very soon as the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C have Northwestern University the right to players to vote whether they want to union or not and if players vote yes then that gives them the right to negotiate a CBA. Now the players of northwestern have to vote on Friday, April 25, 2014 whether they want to union or not and it’s a tough decision for them because all of their higher powers (coaches, school president, etc.) are demanding they vote no to the union because paying for health care for the student-athletes would mean less money for the coaches and university president. It’s strange how the entire NCAA and all the university are hoping the students don’t get the health care they want when all of presidents and coaches are making over 5 million dollars per year yet they don’t want their players who are doing all the work getting simply health care.


The picture is of me as a 11 year old kid holding up my 5th recognition award at the end of my 5th grade year at Gage elementary school. I choose that picture because I just liked that picture because it was a fun day and I liked that picture better than all the other pictures I had. What this picture says about me is I still have that inner child in me and I want to let people see it. The perception that people have of me is that I really enjoyed this moment which is why I choose this picture to represent me when anybody looks at my profile.

Facebook Discussion Prep

1) I disagree, I don’t believe your profile picture matters in Facebook because your profile picture can be very misleading. You won’t really know until you read through some of the person’s posts.

2) My current profile picture is a picture of me in 5th grade. The message I send is I’m still have that inner child in me.

3) I really don’t put much thought into my posts. Personally I just post whatever I want. If I see a great play in the NBA I might post how sick that dunk was or maybe how excited I am for an upcoming event. I don’t really sit back and think about the post, I just post whatever I want.

4) My friend, potential date, potential employer, relative would most certainly approve of my profile picture and won’t mind it at all. All it is, is a picture of my as a 10 year old, nothing wrong with that.

5) It really depends on what the picture is. If it’s a picture of a person’s favorite sports team or favorite food or something like that then I have no problem with it, they’re expressing themselves. But if they’re using someone else profile picture and impersonating them then I’d have a huge problem with that. That would be extremely inappropriate because you’re fooling everyone that you’re someone that you are not.

6) Absolutely and I think that’s because people post things that’s completely unnecessary. I just believe it’s too much to post things that are too personal. You don’t really need to post every last thing about you, we don’t really care.

7)  Social Networking can be dangerous because somebody can hack into your friends’ account or family member’s account and they impersonate that friend or family member which can really deceive you. In real life interactions, you know who you’re talking to and can’t be tricked into thinking it’s somebody else.