Social media addiction, fake news and the Social Dilemma

Social media addiction, fake news and the Social Dilemma
November 19, 2020

“If you’re not paying for the product, then you are the product.” That’s what former Google design ethicist and co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology, Tristan Harris, said about social...

Controversy continues to surround the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Entrance to ZSFG Hospital on Jan. 20. By Zoe Lusk, Caboose Editor.
February 24, 2019

In 2015, after being known as the San Francisco General Hospital for more than 100 years, the institution was renamed after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, who donated $75...

Fake News and its prevalence during the 2016 Presidential Election

March 22, 2017

The Urban Legend’s morning headline reads, “Fare leaves Urban after multiple students are hospitalized from food poisoning.” You pause. What? How can you tell if this is true or not?   Fake...

New status for Facebook and Twitter

New status for Facebook and Twitter
April 26, 2011

Most students use social networking and microblogging as a distraction — a break from reality, and a way to tell your best bud what you’re having for dinner tonight. However, recent events in Egypt,...

Stories of strength and support emerge from Japan after earthquake and tsunami disaster

March 24, 2011

On March 11, Japan was hit by one of the greatest natural disasters in recent history: a combination of an earthquake and a tsunami (and now threats of nuclear explosions) that are comparable to 2005’s...

A Guide to the Urban School’s Distraction Free Software

January 20, 2011

Music blaring, Facebook glaring, and in the background behind all the other multimedia Web pages on your laptop is the history essay comparing the rise of fascism in Germany to the rise of fascism in Italy,...

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