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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Several years ago, Apple launched “emojis,” emoticons that depict happy faces, food, shapes, animals and all sorts of images constantly used in texts and social media posts. On Thursday, Apple’s latest update, iOS 8.3, released a new version of emojis — and a diverse one at that. While many of the old emojis had light-skinned faces, the new […]

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Sarah Burstein @sarahh_burstein Back in October, I wrote a blog on the power of YouTube vloggers reaching unprecedented success through gaming channels, makeup tutorials, video diaries or a combination of the three. At that time, the Internet was blowing up over news of popular British vlogger, Sam Pepper, who had released a “prank” video in […]

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By Jenna Perlman, Staff Writer @jenna_perlwoman What would you do if you caught your 10-year-old daughter sneaking around behind your back, dating an older guy and lying about her age? I honestly don’t know how I would handle it (I don’t plan to be a mother for at least 1,000 years so I’ll cross that bridge […]

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By Clinton Nguyen, Multimedia Editor (@voxels) This week is mostly about, well, blogging. Feeling meta as heck rn. I. Content Moderation Behind every social media website, there’s an invisible army of content moderators, most of which are outsourced. They serve as the aegis for the digitally uninitiated—your grandma, Aunt Sally, your baby brother—and they’re the […]

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Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein We’ve all felt the familiar itch to reach into our pockets and sneak out our phones to snap a picture or tweet about something absolutely banal. There are common strategies that we’ve perfected over the years. First, we absolutely must make sure our shutter sound is switched off so the […]

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By DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer Berlin has been left in a state of outrage as a Dutch artist’s performance art installation goes horribly wrong. Dries Verhoeven is an avant-garde and self-titled “theater maker and visual artist.” His work consists primarily of installations and performance pieces featured all over Europe. His latest performance, “Wanna play? Love […]

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By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer @beammeupkyra Zilla van den Born’s family and friends waved goodbye at the airport, thinking that she would be off to East Asia for the next five weeks. Instead, van den Born snuck back home. This was the start of her university graphics project, which focused on the perception of the […]

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By Katrina Uy, Blog Editor @katreenz Okay, BU. We’ve made it. It’s Friday and we’ve officially survived the first week of classes. Give yourself a high five, you deserve it. Then sit back and enjoy this incredibly witty ad that Ikea came up with for their 2015 catalog, presented in the form of an Apple […]

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