Jenna Amore, Oakland University
To cope with sloppy work and disruptive comments, school employees have turned to enjoying TikTok and Facebook videos that poke a bit of fun at their jobs.
Joy Young, Chapman University
Megan Heenan, Nevada State College
Cybercrime rates have exploded since the onset of the pandemic, encompassing everything from identity fraud to even some of the most classic of crimes.
If you’re using Instagram, Facebook, et. al., for your business, make sure you’re taking advantage of tools that can help you grow.
Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
Millions have been using this movie-centered platform as a virtual diary to log what they watch, connect with others and — most importantly — share their opinions.
Jenna Nelson, Scripps College
As generations go on, young people act older and older — a phenomenon known as ‘Kids Getting Older Younger.’ Today, influencers dictate this ongoing process.
Briana Byus, Biola University
Navigating the website can be challenging in an ever-changing job market, so here’s a breakdown of how to maximize your presence on the professional platform.
Sydney Smith, University of Pittsburgh
Despite having philosophical, revolutionary and political roots, the focus on caring for oneself has morphed into another mode of consumption. How did this happen?
Anastasiya Cernei, Missouri State University
While there are plenty of benefits to using social media, like keeping up with friends and family, overuse can have a negative impact on one’s well-being.
Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
Apps such as bopdrop and features like Spotify Wrapped support the idea that a person’s favorite songs can hint at their character. Is this a bad thing, or is there some validity to it?
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Joe Keery-led comedy-horror film satirizes influencer culture and sheds light on the consequences of online narcissism.
Alexandra Cortez, Trinity University
The latest trend within Instagram’s literary community has only increased in popularity, but it may risk alienating readers through its promotion of consumerism.
Tamara Kamis, Cornell University
Social media has been a useful source for news and critical information. However, it is essential that you fact check information and ensure it is reputable.
Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
From black squares to grayscale selfies accompanied with #ChallengeAccepted, Instagram activism is turning more and more into a bandwagon for people to jump on. Is it harming the original movements?
Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
Parents face a new dilemma: navigating the role of technology and its potential negative impacts on their offspring in the digital age.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
As people scroll through Instagram and Twitter during lockdown, they are forced to confront images from injustices around the world.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
Amidst recent injustices and unrest, Instagram illustrators are using their works to support activists and to call attention to Black victims of racist violence.
Imani Benberry, Columbia University
Your online presence is an important tool for demonstrating support for black voices.
Kali Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus College
It’s become an integral part of our lives, affecting the way we feel about ourselves — and possibly causing some financial drawbacks as well.
Kaelani Ramirez, Arizona State University
It’s changed the way we grieve and share condolences, but that may not always be a good thing.
Ian Nordin, University of Texas at San Antonio
You have all the information you could ever want at your fingertips. It’s easy to become obsessed with so much power.
Mirella Gonzales, Texas Tech University
You will get lost in your cravings while scrolling through this gourmet and gooey world.
Digital ghost towns seem to provide more comfort than when they were at their peak.
Carli Moses, Union University
Sanders’ diagnosis? You need to rethink social media.
Sophie Westergren, Ithaca College
Being you is the trendiest thing to be.
Kaitlin Romriell, Southern New Hampshire University
Gender identities that live outside the binaries are beginning to be more widely recognized in society.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
Although controversial, influencers can spark positive change.
Tatianna Salisbury, Northern Illinois University
Hate-follows should be the first thing to go.
Lily Harrington, University of Georgia
Motherhood used to define women. Now, it’s just one part of who they are.
Kaitlyn Quinn, Seton Hall University
Good boys and good girls across the world have the internet to thank for soaring pet-adoption rates.
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
When Pete Davidson threatened suicide, was he being vulnerable or manipulative?
Moiz Rizvi, University of Texas at Austin
Share if you agree.
Melissa Lee, State University of New York at Oswego
It clearly pays to be born in the right family.
Jen Tombs, University of Warwick
Tinder Trap, Fyre Festival, TanaCon: They all point to one thing.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
These furry friends will put your follower count to shame.
Ashlyn Leigh Willis, University of North Alabama
Tori Ihnen, Fort Hays State University
It’s okay. You can do it.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
From hateful comments to mocking memes, social media has become too much for these celebs.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
Slacktivist, he is not.
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
His lack of internet presence feels a bit like a wasted opportunity.
Ryan Secard, College of Wooster
Facebook and Twitter dominate today’s social media landscape, but with bad press popping up left and right, it might not stay that way forever.
Selena Lundy, Grand Valley State University
Social media has become a way of life for most people, but taking time to get away from media platforms has a few positives.
Jade Hookham, UC San Diego
BTS’s unique use of social media has fostered the growth of a multi-language fan base like nothing that has been seen before.
Vanessa Le, Chabot College
Breaking news: Challenge culture is stepping up its game with the condom-snorting and Tide Pod challenges.
Rebecca Crosby, American University
Several college-oriented Instagram accounts are objectifying women while their followers remain oblivious.
Erin Marie Winans, James Madison University
Another day, another scandal.
Nola Hynes Brody, University of Houston-Victoria
After Snapchat’s horrible update, Instagram’s new algorithm and Facebook’s privacy scandals, should you start using Vero instead?
Warning: This may be triggering to highly sensitive and easily offended people.
Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
Is social media a new form of activism?
Bonnie Wong, University of Southern California
Depression jokes have become the new social media trend, leaving many users falsely convinced that they have a mental illness.
Cady Cohen, University of Central Florida
Are millennials spending too much time checking their social media accounts and not enough time interacting face-to-face?
Carli Scalf, Ball State University
Time Magazine has dubbed the devastating hurricane “the first social media storm.”
Kelly Keglovits, UT Austin
Physically following someone has become unnecessary.
Kristina Fernandez, Florida State University
Because we know that you’re not going to stop using your phone.
Timothy K. DesJarlais, University of Arizona
You should be using Facebook and Twitter to spread information, not verdicts.
Rae-Kwon Andrews, Saint Leo University
Critics are quick to pan slacktivism, but, in doing so, only prove its value.
Jessie Yang, The University of Hong Kong
Despite routinely interrogating dissident writers, the government is losing its ability to control the message.
Ben Zhang, Duke University
From Twitter to Snapchat, the UT student is ready to revolutionize communication in the social media industry.
Flavia Martinez, Amherst College
The like is a powerful tool. Here’s how to use it wisely.
Olivia Wickstrom, Portland State University
By giving Instagram accounts to characters and releasing scenes at random times, the Norwegian series further thins the line between entertainment and reality.
Mattie Winowitch, Waynesburg University
You’re not #blessed, you’re just bragging.
Kevin Cordon, University of California at Irvine
With Vine closing down due to other social platforms (thanks a lot, Instagram), the celebrities it produced are finding new ways to sustain their fame.
Daniel Nguyen, Wharton County Junior College
Though interpersonal interaction may not be your strong suit, rewarding online engagement is just a click away with these five tips.
Katie Hovan, University of Miami
Do graphic videos help or harm?
Nicole Yang, Amherst College
By blending your personalized interests with featherweight edification, scrolling Medium feels like time well spent.
Bettina De Mesa, California State Fullerton
Here’s how to tell which restaurants are Instagram-able and which are Instagram-edible.
Olivia Buzzacco, Bowling Green State University
Though long dismissed by faculty as a distraction, some professors are beginning to see the potential of popular apps in college courses.
Becky Hardin, University of Arizona Global Campus
Searching for career opportunities can be stressful for young people struggling with feelings of unease, but these tips can help you accomplish all of your work-related goals.
Noir Galvin, Arcadia University
The social media app caters to individuals’ creative interests more than it attempts to attract likes and followers.
Many of us battle to make new friends, even though we know of the mutual value they’ll bring. Here are a few habits that will help broaden a small social circle.
Brunella Tipismana, Smith College
After the Bon Appétit scandal hit the popular platform, another chef full of personality and charm has risen to take its place.
Will it start making appearances in entertainment and information technology?
Jayar Brenner, Michigan State University
Although this ‘Sour’ song is a smash hit, it includes some ableist language that needs to be addressed.
The band’s latest song pushes politics and critical thinking to the forefront in the midst of political turmoil.
Michael Boland, DePaul University
In order to effectively create equity within the United States, we must implement policies that financially support disenfranchised groups.
Benjamin Chen, Columbia University
Chloé Zhao’s awarding winning film makes viewers question what’s truly valuable to them.
Drew Goretzka, Michigan State University
It’s not easy being funny, especially when you’re a student looking to break into the comedy industry. Luckily, there are some resources you can turn to.
She’s the daughter of Kellyanne Conway, former counselor to President Trump, and the teenager’s familial connection to the White House has caused the public to fixate on her outspoken TikToks.
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
The new documentary-drama will make you put down your phone as it dives into what makes social media so addicting and the consequences attached to it.
It’s a serious topic that warrants attention, and oftentimes other people are the key to getting better.
Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
From ‘Hunger Games’ to ‘Maze Runner,’ movies and books about fighting oppressive governments may play a part in spurring young people to action.
Hannah Docter-Loeb, Wesleyan University
The comedian’s newest project, featuring Steve Carrell, follows a high-stakes political campaign in a small Midwestern town — and it has a lot to say.
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
The online discourse about the former ‘High School Musical’ star’s ‘dad bod’ shows that our society has created unhealthy and unrealistic standards for men as well.
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
Sarah Stager, University of Pittsburgh
The famous YouTuber has stirred up his fair share of controversy, but how much of the ire directed his way is really because of corporate resentment for independent creators?
S. T. Perez, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
When does the need for entertainment turn justice into just more pop culture fodder?
Rose Younglove, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Although we’re finally seeing positive depictions of the LGBTQ+ community in film and television, that was definitely not always the case.
Users are able to enter a virtual reality where their social awkwardness is not only accepted, but embraced.
Kate Carter, Middle Tennessee State University
In the age of social media and the loss of serendipitous in-person connection, AirPods add another hurdle to navigating social situations.
Chris Meng, Pomona College
Brandon Suss, University of South Carolina
What are the implications of the inner workings and impact of digital media on the current digital landscape?
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
The bop brings R&B vibes and creative sounds.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
What’s in a friendship?
From her early beginnings on ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ to her latest book, the young comedian’s witty humor and strange quirks capture the Hart of humor.
Michaela Shea-Gander, Denison University
Baby steps are better than no steps at all, but shows like ‘Atypical’ and ‘Special’ still have their flaws.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
Casey LaValley, Ferris State University
Somehow, a 6-year-old Japanese anime has become an unsparingly woke commentary on police brutality and the U.S. legal system.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Gather ‘round, party goblins and she-dragons. It’s laughing time.
Caitlyn Conville, Bergen Community College
You wouldn’t laugh when your friend is cheated on in real life, so why would you laugh when it happens on screen?
Josue Romero, Southwest School of Art
The undocumented community has struggled to accept the guilt of one of its most cherished organizations.
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