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TikTok continues its reign as one of the top apps of 2020

TikTok continues its reign as one of the top apps of 2020
November 16, 2020

TikTok, the viral video-sharing app, is popular among Generation Z teens, with more than 2.3 billion all-time downloads and 100 million users throughout the U.S., says the Business Insider. Despite...

Achieving Fame, The Rise and Fall of Internet Celebrities

Achieving Fame, The Rise and Fall of Internet Celebrities
March 11, 2020

In this day and age, the term celebrity is broad. There is a spectrum, ranging from professional celebrities, like recording artists and actors, to the more modern, unconventional celebrity, including...

We Care Too Much About Likes

We Care Too Much About Likes
November 28, 2018

In today’s society, individuals care more about likes on their social media pages, than things that hold more value and substance.   In the United States, 77 percent of the surveyed population uses...

Social Media Creates Monsters Out of People

Social Media Creates Monsters Out of People
May 1, 2018

In the era of social media, your personal business becomes everyone’s business. And if you are in the public eye, it’s even worse. It’s your friends, family, and the rest of the world who get to...

How to Use Social Media More Effectively

How to Use Social Media More Effectively
December 15, 2017

According to statista.com, 81 percent of the United States population has some type of social media profile. Facebook leads the social media world with over 1.94 billion monthly active users as of 2017....

Social Media: A New Way To Communicate

Social Media: A New Way To Communicate
October 17, 2017

Want to know what catches the millennial’s eye? Follows, likes, and retweets. The newest iPhone glued to perfectly manicured hands, a 17-year-old posing on Instagram in risqué ensembles, and filters...

No One Cares About Your Facebook Status

October 28, 2015

Our society is based on updating useless information about our lives, like what we ate for lunch and where we shopped. But, nobody cares about that. It’s all infinitely pointless minutiae. When you go...

I Found a (So-Called) Cockroach in My Room & Tweeted About It

September 2, 2015

How Social Media is the Key to the Future The other night, my roommates and I found (what we thought) was a cockroach in our room. It was like any other night; we had been hanging out in the living room—eating,...

What is the point of Yik Yak?

December 10, 2014

Over the last few months the mobile app Yik Yak has been gaining a lot of popularity. Because of this, a few weeks ago, I decided to download it and see what all the hype was. However, I have been left...

The five people you meet in (social media) Hell

November 19, 2014

Everybody's familiar with that slight twinge of dread when they open up Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., and see an update from the one person they don't want to see. You can't unfollow them, because...

Social Media-Induced Heart Attacks We’re All Guilty of Having

October 29, 2014

We all are well aware of the privileges of social media: connecting with friends, keeping up with class work, creating and going to events, etc. However, as Voltaire (yes, Voltaire, not Uncle Ben - there...

Don’t let social media ruin college

September 10, 2014

Set the scene: it’s Friday night. Your roommates and suitemates are all out. You’re alone, sitting on your bed with a big bag of chips, binge-watching Netflix. Between episodes of Orange is the New...

One week without Instagram

September 10, 2014

I spend so much time flipping between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; I scroll through my feeds and once I get to a place where pictures or statuses or tweets begin to look familiar again, I refresh the...

Recapping and Looking Forward

April 11, 2012

It’s funny sometimes how things work out. In the March 28 issue of The Charger Bulletin, I wrote an editorial discussing the misuse of social media that pops up here and there when things happen on campus...

Social Media Misuse

March 28, 2012

At the end of last week, it was brought to my attention that an anonymous message had been sent out on Facebook to a potential member of the class of 2016 including the following excerpts: "1. Your junior...

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