Tag: social media

exactly.me App Review

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
exactly.me App Review

The role of social media in our everyday lives is so prominent, my hands get sweaty when I haven’t checked my Instagram for more than three hours. Everything revolves around social media and each app takes its own time dominating the market and capturing the interest of consumers. I am a person who gets bored […]

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Op-Ed: (Anti-) Social Media

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: (Anti-) Social Media

“Hey there, what’s your username or handle?” is perhaps one of the most if not the most common way nowadays to socialize with people. You find a random person, like their face, sense of humor, or anything of that sort and boom — you ask their name on Facebook and add them. At least, that’s […]

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Op-Ed: On Apathy and Social Media Politics

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: On Apathy and Social Media Politics

Don’t you just hate it when you’re scrolling through social media and you don’t see people arguing over politics? That really grinds my gears, man. All I see is doltish clips of dogs behaving whimsically, maybe a cat mixed in every now and then. My timeline is littered with those bland, thoughtless videos of food […]

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OP-ED: Yik Yak showcases the issues with Internet anonymity

| October 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
OP-ED: Yik Yak showcases the issues with Internet anonymity

“Hey, did you Yak about that?” This is a common statement I have been hearing all around campus lately. Yik Yak is the emerging social phenomenon at UNC Charlotte this year. Basically, it is an anonymous version of Twitter. Students – or anyone near a particular college campus – can post any “yaks” they want […]

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Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus should worry gamers

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus should worry gamers

Worrying news spread fast in the gaming community when Oculus VR, makers and developers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, was purchased by social media giant Facebook. Much of the outrage is due to Oculus selling out to a big company. Some also fear that this platform for virtual reality gaming will be turned, […]

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You are what you share: social media information may be a hazard for professional students

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
You are what you share: social media information may be a hazard for professional students

Millennials were raised with computers like some grow up with childhood pets. I remember my first computer: a round, chunky, purple Macintosh. As we grew, so did computer technology. By adulthood, operating these modern devices has become second nature, with some members of previous generations trying to keep up. Critics of the Millennial generation portray […]

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UNC Charlotte Film Club is calling all filmmakers to submit entries to Instafestival

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Film Club is calling all filmmakers to submit entries to Instafestival

UNC Charlotte Film Club will be holding its first ever Instafestival in February— and yes, it’s just what it sounds like. Rather than traditional “films,” this festival subsists entirely of brief videos filmed with mobile devices and uploaded to social media. The three categories are Instagram, Vine and Mobile. The last category includes only videos […]

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Add and follow: should students be connected with their professors?

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Add and follow: should students be connected with their professors?

With social media growing everyday, some students are confronted with the controversy over whether or not they should add their professors on Facebook (or any other social media platform). I personally believe that it is okay to do so, but only if you’re no longer taking a class with said professor. Though I can understand […]

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How to fill up your music library without emptying your wallet

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
How to fill up your music library without emptying your wallet

Whether it’s through the soothing sounds of Mumford & Sons, the pump up vibes of B.o.B., or the melodic angst of Taylor Swift, music seems to be the only thing that can constantly keep me focused and keep me sane throughout the unrelenting stresses of being a college student. And it becomes frustrating when one […]

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University professor explains the importance of social networking in the modern academic setting

| January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment
University professor explains the importance of social networking in the modern academic setting

Tweeting a #tbt picture, hosting a hostile Facebook status and Instagramming last Friday’s party pictures. As social networking platforms take off, they are frequently used for entertainment purposes. However according to UNC Charlotte adjunct professor of English Justin Cary, social media is also helpful in the academic realm. “Social media allows students to share their […]

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September: fashion’s biggest month

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
September: fashion’s biggest month

If you’re a hard-core fashion geek, or if you’re even remotely interested in the world of fashion, then you know that once September rolls around the fashion world is in a state of shock (in a good way of course). Since September is when all of fashion’s most coveted designers are showcasing their Spring and […]

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