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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...

Faceless Opinions

amontero 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...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

Life Online

xpressmagazine 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...

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

xpressmagazine 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...

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