Social media term gains Oxford recognition

  “Selfie,” a word describing a contemporary self-portrait, is Oxford Dictionaries’ newly crowned Word of the Year. As defined by Oxford – the largest English language dictionary – selfie is “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, ... Continue Reading →

Social media spikes student reading habits

Reading is an activity many college students are expected to partake in; however, technology’s advances are causing some students to look to social media rather than books for reading material. A study presented April 30 at the American Educational ... Continue Reading →

Students, professors question ‘friending’ ethics

  As social media websites allow users to become more connected than ever, some users are making connections that might cross an ethical line. Students who “friend” their professors on Facebook blur the lines of a professional and personal relationship, ... Continue Reading →

Reason #9,245,666 Facebook Sucks

  Video ads are coming to your news feed. That’s right, boys and girls. Every time you open Facebook, you’ll see this:     Yes, according to TechCrunch, Wired and other reputable (and some not so reputable) news sources, ... Continue Reading →

Americans undermine the power of social media

Video of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony goes viral, but what does it accomplish? The following is a staff column and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily Egyptian: Americans are insincere. One minute, we’re tweeting about who should ... Continue Reading →
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