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From Top 8s to mutuals; MySpaces forgotten influence on how we interact with the internet

From Top 8s to mutuals; MySpace’s forgotten influence on how we interact with the internet

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer February 11, 2019

Despite what you may think, MySpace still exists. The social networking site, which reigned popular in the mid-to- late-2000s, was purchased by the media conglomerate Meredith Corporation in late...

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...

The New York Times released a story that exposed an American company that sells and distributes fake Twitter followers. (Dreamstime/TNS)

I am not a bot

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor February 5, 2018

On Jan. 27, the New York Times broke a story entitled “The Follower Factory” that exposed the American company Devumi for selling and distributing fake Twitter followers to users. Some of their customers...

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“Swatting” call takes a life

How a Twitter fight lead to deadly prank
Carina Smith, Nation & World Editor January 8, 2018

A call came in to the Wichita, Kansas police department on Thursday, Dec. 28 that painted a scary tale of a man who was holding his mother and brother hostage after killing his father. Police surrounded...

Twitter expands tweet length, sacrifices clarity in the process

Twitter expands tweet length, sacrifices clarity in the process

Natalie Taylor October 2, 2017

Sounding off on Twitter just got an upgrade. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Twitter announced it will test the idea of expanding tweets to 280 characters or less. Twitter’s online announcement claims they are,...

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