Tag Archives: social media

Privacy in the Information Age

Why should we trust our information with people who would give it away freely? That’s the question that many were forced to ask when it was revealed that Facebook sold people’s info to Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm.  This data was used to help target people with ads during the presidential election. Facebook willingly gave people´s information away, knowing that they would be betraying their trust. Continue reading Privacy in the Information Age

Magikarp and Minion Memes: The Generation Gap

Let’s face the facts: people hate millennials and the kids born in the early 2000s. Especially those baby boomers. They must have a vendetta against us. They don’t like our cursing, they don’t like our social media, and they don’t like our technology. Roll the movie, please.

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The Class of 2020’s Funniest Embarrassing Middle School Moments

Middle school is an awkward three years for everyone. Most humiliatingly hilarious moments are forgotten by the time everyone in your class crosses the threshold into high school. Not anymore! Now these moments will live on forever because the internet is forever. You’re welcome. Continue reading The Class of 2020’s Funniest Embarrassing Middle School Moments

Lil BUB, A Social Media Sensation

It’s a mystery how some videos become viral. A random laughing baby gets ten million views.  How? Crazy reactions to opening presents, people walking into poles while texting, and major fails become viral. Is it the mere act of “Hey look at this video I saw,” or the suggested videos section on Youtube, or even social media in general? Continue reading Lil BUB, A Social Media Sensation

Essena O’Neill, the Instagram Model Who Quit Social Media

Essena O’Neill is 19-year-old woman from Australia who decided to quit social media. She was a part of a new phenomenon of  “Instagram models,” typically girls ranging from the age of 15 into their 20s, who decide to take a stand against the obsessive perfectionism fueled by social media. She was often paid for wearing a dress, tagging the designer and posting it on Instagram for her 500,000 followers to see. But then, in early November, she decided to leave the social media world. Many people are asking, “but why would she do that? Why would she walk away from that perfect life?”

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The Trendsetters of Today: Why Are There “YouTubers” Everywhere?

Written by Madeleine McGrath and Louisa Hanson

“Sugg? That’s a dumb name.” -Rhonda

Bethany Mota. Connor Franta. Troye Sivan. Selena Gomez. Zoe Sugg.

Which one doesn’t belong?

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#TheDress: When Bad Lighting Trends Worldwide

One picture sparked the attention of millions of people across the world, sent high-magnitude debates from person to person, and created a hashtag trending worldwide, leaving everyone asking the same question:

Blue and Black or White and Gold?

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