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The social media platform stepped in it again following an Apple update that censored a bizarre array of tags.

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The social media platform stepped in it again following an Apple update that censored a bizarre array of tags.

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The lovable plush toys are all the rage this year. Why?

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Swift’s re-recording of one of her most popular albums has taken the world by storm — and big companies are not excluded.

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Swift’s re-recording of one of her most popular albums has taken the world by storm — and big companies are not excluded.

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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.

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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.

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Instagram’s favorite luxury chef is under fire for offering questionable starting pay to potential new hires.

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Instagram’s favorite luxury chef is under fire for offering questionable starting pay to potential new hires.

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Cybercrime rates have exploded since the onset of the pandemic, encompassing everything from identity fraud to even some of the most classic of crimes.

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Cybercrime rates have exploded since the onset of the pandemic, encompassing everything from identity fraud to even some of the most classic of crimes.

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Who are the people behind these first few viral sensations, why were they chosen and who created them?

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Who are the people behind these first few viral sensations, why were they chosen and who created them?

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In the hopes of recovering some of its teenage users after a recent drop in numbers, the platform is developing a new app geared toward a younger audience.

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In the hopes of recovering some of its teenage users after a recent drop in numbers, the platform is developing a new app geared toward a younger audience.

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The addictive world of social media is filled with toxicity and risks and is a place hardly suitable for young, impressionable children.

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The addictive world of social media is filled with toxicity and risks and is a place hardly suitable for young, impressionable children.

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The trend has been around for decades, but society has polarizing opinions concerning the effects that its promotion has on adolescent girls.

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The trend has been around for decades, but society has polarizing opinions concerning the effects that its promotion has on adolescent girls.

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To grab the attention of would-be customers, companies often try to give off the air of casual relatability — a pose that, in reality, has been carefully constructed.

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To grab the attention of would-be customers, companies often try to give off the air of casual relatability — a pose that, in reality, has been carefully constructed.

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The controversial anonymous social media platform has returned to the App Store after four years of absence, and its rebirth has initiated a long and complicated path to reconciling its ugly past.

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The controversial anonymous social media platform has returned to the App Store after four years of absence, and its rebirth has initiated a long and complicated path to reconciling its ugly past.

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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.

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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.

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The ancient form of communication is becoming increasingly popular as social media users become disenchanted with the internet.

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The ancient form of communication is becoming increasingly popular as social media users become disenchanted with the internet.

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This popular website tool has not only become a critical hub for information regarding social justice topics but also serves to promote small businesses — while perhaps altering the conception of our digital selves at the same time.

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This popular website tool has not only become a critical hub for information regarding social justice topics but also serves to promote small businesses — while perhaps altering the conception of our digital selves at the same time.

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As generations go on, young people act older and older — a phenomenon known as ‘Kids Getting Older Younger.’ Today, influencers dictate this ongoing process.

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As generations go on, young people act older and older — a phenomenon known as ‘Kids Getting Older Younger.’ Today, influencers dictate this ongoing process.

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The platform and its parent company, Facebook, have come under fire after users reported the removal of posts regarding hot-button issues such as the Israel-Palestine conflict and COVID-19 misinformation.

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The platform and its parent company, Facebook, have come under fire after users reported the removal of posts regarding hot-button issues such as the Israel-Palestine conflict and COVID-19 misinformation.

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Despite having philosophical, revolutionary and political roots, the focus on caring for oneself has morphed into another mode of consumption. How did this happen?

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Despite having philosophical, revolutionary and political roots, the focus on caring for oneself has morphed into another mode of consumption. How did this happen?

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Viral TikTok user Ben Tarrolly is one of the many social media accounts that recycle content from other creators without giving them their due credit.

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Viral TikTok user Ben Tarrolly is one of the many social media accounts that recycle content from other creators without giving them their due credit.

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With social media encouraging a culture of one-upping competitors, broadcasted fights may be the next step to achieving internet fame.

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With social media encouraging a culture of one-upping competitors, broadcasted fights may be the next step to achieving internet fame.

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Social media influencers and members of the public alike are benefitting from the way in which this Beijing-based app allows for dissipating and receiving information.

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Social media influencers and members of the public alike are benefitting from the way in which this Beijing-based app allows for dissipating and receiving information.

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Does the initial success of this Netflix reality show promise that fans will enjoy the newest installment?

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Does the initial success of this Netflix reality show promise that fans will enjoy the newest installment?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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One year after its release, this famous app is still growing, partially because its exclusivity and audio-only format facilitate a close-knit group experience.

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One year after its release, this famous app is still growing, partially because its exclusivity and audio-only format facilitate a close-knit group experience.

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The Joe Keery-led comedy-horror film satirizes influencer culture and sheds light on the consequences of online narcissism.

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The Joe Keery-led comedy-horror film satirizes influencer culture and sheds light on the consequences of online narcissism.

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What follows after the passing of beloved public figures is an overwhelming amount of suffering, even from those that never met the deceased.

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What follows after the passing of beloved public figures is an overwhelming amount of suffering, even from those that never met the deceased.

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As the usage of older apps is outpaced by that of their newer counterparts, young social media users are trying to forgo coveted aesthetics in favor of bringing about change.

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As the usage of older apps is outpaced by that of their newer counterparts, young social media users are trying to forgo coveted aesthetics in favor of bringing about change.

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Sometimes having a lot of followers isn’t enough.

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Sometimes having a lot of followers isn’t enough.

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Jumpstart your account with some outside help.

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Jumpstart your account with some outside help.

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The poet’s most recent collection shows how she breaches the norms of traditional poetry. She truly is a poet for the modern age.

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The poet’s most recent collection shows how she breaches the norms of traditional poetry. She truly is a poet for the modern age.

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The British YouTuber asks her audience to deal with the philosophical implications of art and dealing with oneself as a person with autonomy.

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The British YouTuber asks her audience to deal with the philosophical implications of art and dealing with oneself as a person with autonomy.

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The congresswoman is connecting with younger generations in unprecedented ways, most recently with a round of the popular online game Among Us.

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The congresswoman is connecting with younger generations in unprecedented ways, most recently with a round of the popular online game Among Us.

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The fashion trend and subculture is rekindling an eagerness to learn after going viral on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

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The fashion trend and subculture is rekindling an eagerness to learn after going viral on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

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The pandemic has spawned the creation of a lot of small businesses as people try to make a little extra cash. Here are several ways you can help support them.

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The pandemic has spawned the creation of a lot of small businesses as people try to make a little extra cash. Here are several ways you can help support them.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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When creating content, some stars see disobeying government mandates as a small price to pay, proving not all influencers should be considered role models.

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When creating content, some stars see disobeying government mandates as a small price to pay, proving not all influencers should be considered role models.

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The doll’s aesthetic is taking social media by storm, and serving as a reminder of an alternative femininity that’s more inclusive and empowering.

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The doll’s aesthetic is taking social media by storm, and serving as a reminder of an alternative femininity that’s more inclusive and empowering.

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Many people are now relying on social media as their news sources, where misinformation spreads as fast as wildfire.

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Many people are now relying on social media as their news sources, where misinformation spreads as fast as wildfire.

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Through phone banking, social media and more, you can advocate for the issues that matter the most to you.

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Through phone banking, social media and more, you can advocate for the issues that matter the most to you.

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The plan will rid Americans of apps, telecommunications carriers and cloud-based services connected to Chinese companies.

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The plan will rid Americans of apps, telecommunications carriers and cloud-based services connected to Chinese companies.

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The book is full of social media, insane baked goods and a love story you can’t help but root for.

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The book is full of social media, insane baked goods and a love story you can’t help but root for.

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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?

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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?

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Instead of villainizing technology just because it’s trendy, Cal Newport makes a compelling case for satisfaction that runs deeper than pings and pixels.

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Instead of villainizing technology just because it’s trendy, Cal Newport makes a compelling case for satisfaction that runs deeper than pings and pixels.

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Users of the app are claiming these techniques can help you achieve anything you’d like. But do they actually work?

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Users of the app are claiming these techniques can help you achieve anything you’d like. But do they actually work?

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The philosopher’s theories of the ‘studium’ and the ‘punctum’ explains why we prefer certain creative works over others.

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The philosopher’s theories of the ‘studium’ and the ‘punctum’ explains why we prefer certain creative works over others.

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Content producers are suffering from overwork, stress and exhaustion as they attempt to satisfy audiences and algorithms quickly and successfully.

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Content producers are suffering from overwork, stress and exhaustion as they attempt to satisfy audiences and algorithms quickly and successfully.

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As people scroll through Instagram and Twitter during lockdown, they are forced to confront images from injustices around the world.

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As people scroll through Instagram and Twitter during lockdown, they are forced to confront images from injustices around the world.

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What seems to be a comical trend on the popular video-sharing platform actually hints at a larger discontent with the status quo.

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What seems to be a comical trend on the popular video-sharing platform actually hints at a larger discontent with the status quo.

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Is cancel culture going too far, or are the stakes too high to just let things go?

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Is cancel culture going too far, or are the stakes too high to just let things go?

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Keep your feed filled with content about the Black Lives Matter movement, and see the impact and value of Black creators.

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Keep your feed filled with content about the Black Lives Matter movement, and see the impact and value of Black creators.

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It may seem like the only meaningful action right now is to hit the street, but there are plenty of other options to support the movement, even if you don’t have any money.

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It may seem like the only meaningful action right now is to hit the street, but there are plenty of other options to support the movement, even if you don’t have any money.

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Amidst recent injustices and unrest, Instagram illustrators are using their works to support activists and to call attention to Black victims of racist violence.

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Amidst recent injustices and unrest, Instagram illustrators are using their works to support activists and to call attention to Black victims of racist violence.

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As demonstrations in response to George Floyd’s death continue globally, entertainers are participating in the movement by donating and marching.

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As demonstrations in response to George Floyd’s death continue globally, entertainers are participating in the movement by donating and marching.

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Your online presence is an important tool for demonstrating support for black voices.

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Your online presence is an important tool for demonstrating support for black voices.

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With popular trends like the ‘back profile challenge’ and ‘what I eat in a day’ videos, the social media app is encouraging body image negativity.

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With popular trends like the ‘back profile challenge’ and ‘what I eat in a day’ videos, the social media app is encouraging body image negativity.

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White walls, sleek design, plants and neutral color schemes are all hallmarks of the style, but what happens once we get tired of it all?

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White walls, sleek design, plants and neutral color schemes are all hallmarks of the style, but what happens once we get tired of it all?

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Using the small publishing platform, the ‘After’ author was able to make a name for herself — and at the same time, raise the possibility that others could do the same.

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Using the small publishing platform, the ‘After’ author was able to make a name for herself — and at the same time, raise the possibility that others could do the same.

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If you’re running a business or side hustle, those followers don’t mean anything if they’re not buying something.

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If you’re running a business or side hustle, those followers don’t mean anything if they’re not buying something.

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The digital symbols have had a huge impact on the way we communicate, whether we like it or not.

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The digital symbols have had a huge impact on the way we communicate, whether we like it or not.

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What are people actually doing when they’re on their computers or smartphones?

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What are people actually doing when they’re on their computers or smartphones?

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When there’s nothing better to do, journaling could be the perfect way to pass time and release your inner anxieties.

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When there’s nothing better to do, journaling could be the perfect way to pass time and release your inner anxieties.

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Teens being stuck inside with their phones for weeks on end is a recipe for disaster — or a few unique social media hashtags.

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Teens being stuck inside with their phones for weeks on end is a recipe for disaster — or a few unique social media hashtags.

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It’s changed the way we grieve and share condolences, but that may not always be a good thing.

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It’s changed the way we grieve and share condolences, but that may not always be a good thing.

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You have all the information you could ever want at your fingertips. It’s easy to become obsessed with so much power.

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You have all the information you could ever want at your fingertips. It’s easy to become obsessed with so much power.

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These products aren’t as harmless as influencers make them seem.

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These products aren’t as harmless as influencers make them seem.

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The three letters — two u’s that indicate closed eyes and a ‘w’ for a bashful smile — captures a warm and fuzzy facial expressions that’s spread to all corners of the internet.

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The three letters — two u’s that indicate closed eyes and a ‘w’ for a bashful smile — captures a warm and fuzzy facial expressions that’s spread to all corners of the internet.

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Digital ghost towns seem to provide more comfort than when they were at their peak.

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Digital ghost towns seem to provide more comfort than when they were at their peak.

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Feel intimidated by the huge social media platform? Don’t be. Here are some hints and tricks for the newbie and veteran alike.

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Feel intimidated by the huge social media platform? Don’t be. Here are some hints and tricks for the newbie and veteran alike.

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Viewing the world through a mobile camera dramatically alters how one perceives and recalls memories.

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Viewing the world through a mobile camera dramatically alters how one perceives and recalls memories.

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Social media influencers searching for the perfect photo opportunity have waged a war on apple orchards and it’s killing the business.

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Social media influencers searching for the perfect photo opportunity have waged a war on apple orchards and it’s killing the business.

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What are the implications of the inner workings and impact of digital media on the current digital landscape?

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What are the implications of the inner workings and impact of digital media on the current digital landscape?

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And why are these questions keeping me up at night?

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And why are these questions keeping me up at night?

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After being purchased by Automattic, the parent company of popular blogging site WordPress, the iconic site may mount an unforeseen comeback.

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After being purchased by Automattic, the parent company of popular blogging site WordPress, the iconic site may mount an unforeseen comeback.

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Sanders’ diagnosis? You need to rethink social media.

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Sanders’ diagnosis? You need to rethink social media.

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With Tumblr joining Myspace and Vine in the graveyard of social medias past, VSCO is here to take its place.

 

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With Tumblr joining Myspace and Vine in the graveyard of social medias past, VSCO is here to take its place.

 

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You might not want to throw out those college degrees just yet.

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You might not want to throw out those college degrees just yet.

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I abandoned my smartphone for a 24-hour personal study, and my findings surprised me.

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I abandoned my smartphone for a 24-hour personal study, and my findings surprised me.

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Delete your account. (No, really, it’s for the best.)

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Delete your account. (No, really, it’s for the best.)

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Hate-follows should be the first thing to go.

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Hate-follows should be the first thing to go.

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The Swiss philosopher didn’t actually write about social media, but he might as well have.

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The Swiss philosopher didn’t actually write about social media, but he might as well have.

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Good boys and good girls across the world have the internet to thank for soaring pet-adoption rates.

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Good boys and good girls across the world have the internet to thank for soaring pet-adoption rates.

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When Pete Davidson threatened suicide, was he being vulnerable or manipulative?

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When Pete Davidson threatened suicide, was he being vulnerable or manipulative?

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Tinder Trap, Fyre Festival, TanaCon: They all point to one thing.

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Tinder Trap, Fyre Festival, TanaCon: They all point to one thing.

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You wouldn’t laugh when your friend is cheated on in real life, so why would you laugh when it happens on screen?

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You wouldn’t laugh when your friend is cheated on in real life, so why would you laugh when it happens on screen?

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With mainstream social media in turmoil, young people are tuning out.

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With mainstream social media in turmoil, young people are tuning out.

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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.

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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.

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With the constant flow of memes on social media, what makes some go viral when others die out?

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With the constant flow of memes on social media, what makes some go viral when others die out?

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Social media has become a way of life for most people, but taking time to get away from media platforms has a few positives.

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Social media has become a way of life for most people, but taking time to get away from media platforms has a few positives.

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BTS’s unique use of social media has fostered the growth of a multi-language fan base like nothing that has been seen before.

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BTS’s unique use of social media has fostered the growth of a multi-language fan base like nothing that has been seen before.

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If you don’t have an Instagram account, no worries — everyone hates it (but will still use it despite your absence).

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If you don’t have an Instagram account, no worries — everyone hates it (but will still use it despite your absence).

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Facebook and other such social media have been hailed as powerful tools for community building, but what are their limitations?

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Facebook and other such social media have been hailed as powerful tools for community building, but what are their limitations?