Since the rise of Facebook, social media has played a critical role in not only the daily lives of millennials, but it has also played a critical role in politics. Mark Zuckerberg posted in June that Facebook now has 2 billion members. That amounts to about 27 percent of the world’s population. With those kinds […]

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Self-checkout counters in your library or local convenience store, essay grading machines and plagiarism checkers are some examples of where we encounter Artificial Intelligence in our daily lives. Have you ever wondered how Facebook knows which person to tag in the photo you just uploaded? That’s AI. Or how Snapchat filters automatically adjust to your […]

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Following the trend of my latest blogs, I will begin this one with another study abroad anecdote. Given that I’m away in London, my friends can attest to the fact that my Snapchat Stories have become increasingly annoying. Now that I’m based in a new city, albeit for a short period of time, I constantly […]

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We’ve all been there: that moment when all of your responsibilities, lack of sleep, guilt and obligations add up and make you want to ignore everything and just lay in bed. Rather than checking the same old Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed, why not expand your horizons a little? Behold: the 10 most entertaining, pointless […]

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Last week, I stopped using Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat, but here’s the catch: I didn’t do it on purpose. My college schedule just became so action-packed that I honestly forgot to check any of my apps, and by the time I did remember, I didn’t feel like checking anymore. I spent the week focusing […]

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My generation has become all too impervious to snide comments about how we’re too young to be cynical. But Mr. Trump, tell me how we’re not supposed to be cynical when the candidate who did not even secure the popular vote could win the election? Even more incredulous, just when we thought we could move […]

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1. Twitter issues layoffs, shuts down Vine. This inventor of the 140-character post has been struggling to compete with other social media behemoths such as Facebook and Instagram. In its latest move to curb further losses, Twitter announced a 9 percent cut to its global workforce. Twitter pulled a similar move last year when 336 […]

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Ever since its launch in 2004, Facebook has pulled out all the stops to ensure that users spend the majority of their time on the internet (but more specifically, on Facebook). The social networking service that once began as a way to simply connect with friends and family all over the world has evolved to […]

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Well, well, well. You procrastinated. Or maybe you didn’t, and just have a lot of homework (in that case, bravo –– you’re ahead of most of us). But I believe in the power of the all-nighter. As weird as it may seem, a productive all-nighter can make the rest of your week. Nevertheless, they are […]

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Last week, John Stumpf, the CEO of Wells Fargo, stepped down following the discovery that he created 2 million fake accounts under existing customers without their consent. About 5,300 workers were laid off and these employees blamed this scandal on their ridiculously stringent sales target. Disappointingly, this kind of practice is not foreign in the banking world. […]

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