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Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

10/04/2018 By Kendra Kneisl | Staff Columnist  Social media is ever-present in our lives. We wake up and send streaks. We go to the bathroom and scour Instagram for likes. We mindlessly refresh Twitter between lulls in the conversation. Within the last decade, connectivity has gone from a somatic to an automatic function. We feel […]

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

Facebook comes under fire for selling identities

03/22/2018 By Duke Staff Online privacy may be a new oxymoron. News broke this week about Facebook’s involvement with the far-right Cambridge Analytica data firm that showed the world that social media sites don’t much care about your privacy. A user, to Zuckerberg or any other data analyst, is just some point that can be […]

Police officer fired for slur in Snapchat

Police officer fired for slur in Snapchat

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  With reports of police brutality happening all across the country, just know that Pittsburgh isn’t immune to having its own problems, as well. Melissa Adamson, a part-time police officer with the McKeesport Police Department, was fired on Sept. 27 after using a racial slur on social media. Adamson posted […]

Social media websites experience a drop

By Addison Smith | Sports Editor While we all still continue to use it, social media is not as appealing as it was before. Vine was no longer cool after Instagram began to include a video feature. Facebook has become the mom spot (my mom posting photos of her hotel room in Boston included). Twitter just gets […]