social media

I always have trouble explaining why I left social media. Circumstances usually dictate that I avoid rambling about my journey to personal enlightenment, leaving me the painstaking search for conversational middle ground. Lately, I’ve found the golden mean in a ...

What is better: speed or accuracy? This is a question that politicians and the media have to answer every time a news story breaks. They must decide if being the first to report is worth risking inaccuracy, or if it ...

Oscar Wilde once said, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” Wilde’s wisdom reminds us of the importance of anonymity: it gives a voice to ...

I learned about the recent Paris terror attacks from my Facebook feed when a friend posted a link to CNN’s live updates of the situation. Later in the evening, I also saw in my feed that a friend studying in ...

I’ve been struggling this past week with how best to respond to and show my support for the movements going on at the University of Missouri, Yale and other colleges across the country. My Facebook feed has been inundated with ...

Just a few weeks ago, Christopher Harper-Mercer posted on 4chan.org, “Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the Northwest” because he was planning on carrying out a small-scale, big-impact shooting at Umpqua Community College the very next day .  Less than 24 hours after posting this warning, Harper-Mercer made Oregon history as he strolled into an ...

At the risk of stating the very obvious, I say this: we live an age that is heavily reliant on technology. Board games have been replaced by swipes on the latest iPad. At the price of their 20/20 vision, students ...

The introduction of the Facebook sticker search function was one of the most promising recent developments on the Internet. For those unfamiliar with the fledgling universe of Facebook stickers, they are pictures (sometimes moving!) of various things doing various (usually strange) ...

  Emory’s Muslim Students Association (MSA), a religious, social, cultural and educational organization that facilitates the practice of Islam in the Emory community, launched the #CountOnMe social media campaign to celebrate the diversity of the Emory Muslim community. Each day ...