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Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

April 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the world of technology. Social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat are being used by millions of people around the globe, but these sites are still trying to evolve and keep up with the ever changing world. Social media certainly is not de...

‘Damn Daniel’ and modern internet culture

‘Damn Daniel’ and modern internet culture

Daniel Onufer, In Studio Video Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Trending Now

In the span of 1 week, the internet was raving over Damn Daniel, a series of videos in which a child filming a boy wearing white Vans shouts "Damn, Daniel! Back at it again with the white Vans!" There's something very off about this sensation, though; no one knows why it's so popular. Some people say...

Snapchat rising above old-school text messaging

Tiana Meador, Online Editor
December 24, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Multimedia, Read & Watch, Student Life, Technology & Gaming

As social media continues to pervade every element of day-to-day life, 'older' ways of communicating seem to lose popularity among the current generation. This allows for more exploration of newer interfaces, which seem to be constantly updating how people share their life with the world. One...

Better connections through social media

Sara Stickler, Online Editor
December 7, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Click here, ring there, tweet here, comment there. There's a reason the 1.79 billion utilized social networking accounts worldwide. Nearly three-quarters of teens are able to access Internet from any sort of technology in the United States. Due to this, social media is arguably the most important means...

Social media trends emerging

Social media trends emerging

Joey Costa, Social Media Reporter
December 6, 2014
Filed under In-Depth

Studies in 2014 showed that Americans ages 18-34 spent about four hours a day on social media. With new apps introduced every day and almost 1.3 million apps already introduced, people cannot get off their social media devices. Social media in the past 10 years has evolved beyond belief throughout...

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