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Social media’s journey through 2020

Social media's journey through 2020
January 11, 2021

Throughout the year 2020, social media faced various challenges and changes. Despite the good intentions behind these changes, many social media platforms were scrutinized by their users. Along with the...

Misinformation regarding COVID, the election plagues social media

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, steps from his car as he arrives to board a plane at New Castle Airport, in New Castle, Del., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, en route to Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 1, 2020

Misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic, election results and prominent figures impact how the average social media user understands these prevalent issues.  False headlines continue to plague social...

How to beat doomscrolling

How to beat doomscrolling
October 30, 2020

You just finished your work for the day. You crawl into bed and decide to quickly check your social media apps before going to sleep. You open Twitter, see some terrible news, and need to know more. You...

Latinos usan Tik Tok para expresar su cultura

Latinos usan Tik Tok para expresar su cultura
April 23, 2020

TikTok, la plataforma social para compartir videos de tan solo un minuto ha crecido en popularidad durante la cuarentena. No solo ha atraído la atención de jóvenes alrededor del país, pero también...

Viral song ‘Make You Mine’ is by PUBLIC — and they want you to know that

PUBLIC, pictured above, wrote a song that went viral on TikTok. “It’s kinda like the track is a bigger presence than the band is, which is something we’re trying to work on now.”
February 23, 2020

The Tuesday-night Thalia Hall crowd came together in harmony as Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s-fame led them through the final bar of “Hey There Delilah.” The roaring enthusiasm replaced the disappointed...

How YouTubers synthetically bond with viewers

DePaul alum Iliana Raykovski of
February 3, 2020

In the social media age, those who are lonely can scroll through the endless feed of their favorite outlet to find a creator or influencer to keep entertained during their most isolated times. The most...

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media

End of the decade: Instagram defines 2010s social media
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...

End of the decade: the 2010s in memes

December 28, 2019

The end of the decade is near. One thing that has become apart of our lives on the internet are memes – and they’ve certainly evolved since 2010. According to Complex, the term “meme” was coined...

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app

Instagram to eliminate likes, ‘depressurize’ experience on app
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...

Vine walked so TikTok could run

Vine walked so TikTok could run
October 21, 2019

Apps come a dime a dozen, but the few that truly stick out have a cult-like following. Way back when, Vine was the “it” thing that created many memorable quotes and memes. As we waved goodbye to Vine...

OPINION: We’re losing the media war

OPINION: We're losing the media war
As technology embeds itself into their personal lives, young people are getting overwhelmed
April 15, 2019

Social media overload is the silent killer of our generation. It affects millions of us, and though many realize its danger, the average young adult does little to escape our internet prisons. Many of...

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Has social media stunted our political understanding?
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...

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