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Instagram announces emoji hashtags


Jay Garcia

May 12, 2015

Image courtesy of otto-yamamoto via Flickr   Instagram recently updated its app to include several changes to the ever-popular photograph-sharing social network. Emoji lovers will rejoice as they find themselves now using them even more than before. The social networking giant announ...

Faceless Opinions


February 14, 2015

Do you ever get the feeling that your friends aren’t telling you the truth? Do you consistently chastise your significant other for their vacuous responses to existential questions such as, “do you like my new haircut?” Do the opinions of others affect your sense of self? Does this type of ...

What the hell is Ello?

What the hell is Ello?

Olympia Zampathas

October 26, 2014

A few mornings ago, I woke up and checked my phone; after deleting about fifteen junk messages and other things that I do not care to read in my inbox, I saw an e-mail saying  that my boss had invited me to join the new social networking site Ello. Now, with all the recent news about Facebook enforcin...

The post-selfie scene

Catherine Uy

October 24, 2014

Marcela Garcia holds up her iPhone 4s and turns on the front-facing camera, adjusting a light at her desk. The twenty-eight-year-old editor from Alberta, Canada, wants the light to shine on her face so she can show off her red stained lips and blue eyeliner. After trying on a few smiles an...

#BlackTwitter Addresses Cultural Appropriation

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

October 8, 2014

After years and years of trying to tame large backsides “in countless exercise classes,” we can finally relax because according to an article published by Vogue last month, we have officially entered the era of the big booty. According to the article, Jennifer Lopez succeeded in making butts kind of cool...

Insta-Love or Insta-Hate?

Hillary Smith

October 6, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lmKq9LU690&feature=youtu.be Photos of gourmet burgers, kittens, and famous internet memes are flooding Instagram as you read this. In fact, roughly two hundred million people a month are contributing to the popular application's photo stream, according to data fr...

Life Online


April 29, 2011

She makes her way home on the 9X, a Muni bus line of questionable sanitation, and trudges upstairs. First thing she does is open her MacBook Pro, simultaneously checks her three e-mail accounts and of course, Facebook, for any new messages or notifications. She thinks of a boy she used to date and immediately...

Talks About Social Media in the Jasmine Revolution Bloom at SF State


March 23, 2011

Farida Ezzat, a 20-year-old college student from Cairo, steps up on the back of a large truck parked in front the Union Plaza in San Francisco. She can barely be seen over the wooden pallets that run alongside the truck, which is carrying a sound system and proudly displaying Egyptian flags. The loud...

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