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End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

December 28, 2019

Light bounces off winter’s first snow outside your window. Your dinner plate’s presentation is that of a “Chopped” champion. An abstract mural catches your eye after a night out with friends. Pause.  The perfect picture.  Crop, filter, caption, tag, post.  This routine is all too common for tho...

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Kelly Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Imagine a world where people care less about popularity and more about authenticity. A world where people don’t care about how many likes you get on an Instagram post, but instead they care about the content in your post. As of this week, Instagram will begin to make that a reality. On Friday, N...

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Nikki Roberts, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

Social media trends come and go. One week Facebook users are uploading videos of the Drake- inspired Kiki dance challenge, and the next they’re busy sharing memes about moths and lamps. For social media users whose primary sources of political news are sites like Twitter and Facebook, keeping up with...

The Ups and #Facebookdown

The Ups and #Facebookdown

Megan Deppen

January 28, 2015

Social media may have shut down, but for some students, productivity went up. The hashtag #Facebookdown flooded Twitter feeds Monday night when Facebook and Instagram suffered its biggest outage since 2010. Read More »...

Popular Pays cashes-in on Instagram social currency

Popular Pays cashes-in on Instagram social currency

Andrew Nunez

December 5, 2014

There are countless things to do and places to eat within Chicago, and unfortunately, most of us college students do not have to time or money to experience many of these. However, now there’s a way for those who are tight on money to enjoy and discover the many attractions and restaurant of the city for ...

DePaul launches student-run Instagram #IAmDePaul

DePaul launches student-run Instagram #IAmDePaul

Danielle Harris

May 26, 2014

Visiting Uncle Sammy’s, reading at North Avenue beach or taking in the view of the Loop Campus skyline are all common occurrences for a DePaul University student. Unfortunately, with a university-run social media account, these events are much more likely to be forgotten and replaced with yet another...

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