All posts tagged "social media"

  • Social Media IRL

    Following the mass shooting at the Squirrel Hill Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, officials are investigating the digital footprint of the alleged shooter, Robert Bowers. His online activity reveals the dark inner workings of social...

    • Posted November 6, 2018
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  • Take advantage of your rights

    Taylor Swift uploaded a post on Instagram encouraging people to vote. According to CNN, 65,000 people registered to vote within a 24-hour period after Swift’s post on Oct. 7. “So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned...

    • Posted November 6, 2018
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  • Data disconnect

    You could say that my generation essentially grew up with the digital age. We started off with the original prototypes–the MP3 players, the GameBoys the ENV3’s of the world that seem prehistoric nowadays. Some of the freshmen...

    • Posted October 9, 2018
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  • See your home screen in living color

    Apple products have become some of the most advanced technologies available to the public. With each new model of the iPhone, there comes a string of features such as Apple Pay, facial recognition and studio-quality pictures. But...

    • Posted April 3, 2018
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  • Opinion | A little button, The Mona Lisa and Kendrick Lamar

    I hate my work almost as much as the industry. It feels every photo I take regresses my experience as a photographer. Every photo I take, and subsequently ask about, I hear the same response: “Hey, great...

    • Posted February 27, 2018
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  • Opinion | A loss from a distance

    My 2018 started with a friend, not close but nonetheless a friend, dying in a car crash early on a January morning. He was a 19-year-old college student, in the car with three friends driving down I-95....

    • Posted February 20, 2018
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  • Social media: society’s compulsive addiction

    Social media consumes ever-increasing amounts of time in the everyday lives of people who constantly check their feeds due to FOMO (fear of missing out). It is society’s most efficient tool, yet society’s addiction is arguably its...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • Media rewards bad behavior

    At only 13 years old, a young teenager got her rise to fame by bringing laughter to other people on a television show. Since then, she’s been under the watchful eye of the media, and people are...

    • Posted April 23, 2017
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  • Solidarity shouldn’t be a post on Facebook

    By now everyone has heard about the terrorist attacks in Paris. With at least 129 people dead and hundreds more wounded, the whole world has been reeling in the aftermath of the violence. Within hours, millions of...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • Working for Big Brother

    Several years ago, I scoffed at my sister for her decreasing social media use – an unkempt Instagram and the lack of a green dot next to her Facebook name was, at the time for me, unnatural....

    • Posted September 24, 2015
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  • Change in (mis)communication

    Technology may encourage people to connect, but how deep are these relationships tailored through screens? Studies show more than 4.75 billion content items are shared on Facebook every day, as well as more than 4.5 billion likes,...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Photography is no longer just a job

    It seems like everyone these days has a camera with them. Whether its a cell phone or an actual camera, people can always be ready to take a picture at a moments notice. With the emergence of...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Think before hitting send

    The university has dealt with four cases of cyber bullying this year alone, according to Chief of Public Safety David Barger. In Connecticut, cyber bullying amounts to harassment which can lead to serious consequences with the law...

    • Posted November 6, 2013
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  • Social media’s effect on rape culture

    In August 2012 in Steubenville, Ohio, an inebriated girl laid on the floor, her body unresponsive and her mind unconscious. Two Steubenville High School football players removed her clothes, dragged her by her wrists and ankles, snapped...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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