What does Facebook REALLY Know?

“I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.”   https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/technology/personaltech/i-downloaded-the-information-that-facebook-has-on-me-yikes.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology&action=click&contentCollection=technology&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront Brian Chen’s April 11 article was one that immediately stuck out to be because of all of the discussions we have had, as well as all that I’ve written, about the more personal side of the Facebook controversy. I’ve written about my own … Continue reading What does Facebook REALLY Know?

The Youth Social Media Predicament

Teens Also Sometimes Quit Social Media Adults talk a big game about #deletefacebook or taking a break from Twitter, but true digital natives actually know how to take a break for their own mental health. https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/teens-also-sometimes-quit-social-media?utm_term=.aawEBObpr#.ptxNYb73e This week, I chose to focus on Katie Notopoulos’s April 7 BuzzFeed News article for a few reasons. First, … Continue reading The Youth Social Media Predicament

Opinion or True Voice of Reason?

“Don’t Fix Facebook. Replace It.” By Tim Wu https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/03/opinion/facebook-fix-replace.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftechnology&action=click&contentCollection=technology&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=5&pgtype=sectionfront   For this week, I decided to focus on an Opinion piece in the New York Times, rather than a piece of hard news. In all of the talk surrounding Facebook’s most recent, and most prominent, data privacy scandal, Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia … Continue reading Opinion or True Voice of Reason?

Final Project Draft

800 million. Before that number is given any sort of significance, just think for one moment about how colossal that figure is. 800 million is the number of monthly active users of the Instagram app. With a number like that, it is only logical to presume that this application has become deeply entrenched in our … Continue reading Final Project Draft

Elon Musk Joins #DeleteFacebook

“It Sure Looks Like Elon Musk Just Deleted Tesla And SpaceX’s Facebook Pages” Moments after joking “what’s Facebook?” on Twitter, Elon Musk deleted the Facebook pages for two of his companies, Tesla and SpaceX. https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodonovan/elon-musk-deleted-facebook-tesla-spacex?utm_term=.viKL8dBep#.oww5zMNYk In her March 23rd BuzzFeed News article, Caroline O’Donovan discusses one element of the aftermath of Facebook’s latest data scandal … Continue reading Elon Musk Joins #DeleteFacebook

Opinion: Instagram is Shifting Our Culinary Values—and the Culinary Economy

  It’s no secret that Instagram has become a hub for food lovers worldwide. Whether health food blogger, junk food enthusiast, or adventurous food connoisseur, Instagram provides a space in which respective users can present diversified content and curate individualized niches. There is endless talk about the implications Instagram has had for countless aspects of … Continue reading Opinion: Instagram is Shifting Our Culinary Values—and the Culinary Economy