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...

Does Biden have what it takes to be strong on climate once in office?

Activists protesting outside of Blackrock in San Francisco on December 12th, 2019.
November 19, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the first major-party nominee to include robust climate policy in his presidential platform, but environmental activists say it’s not enough. While the Vice President’s...

Performative activism: how white savior mentality is taking over the BLM Movement

October 19, 2020

Since George Floyd’s murder, Urban students’ social media platforms have transformed into spaces where people advocate for human rights, share what they feel passionate about, and encourage peer...

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it

Opinion: To learn how social media affects you, stop using it
October 29, 2019

On September 15th, 2019, I decided to take a leap of faith and do something that I had been thinking about for the last few months. I pulled my phone out of my back pocket, quickly typed in my passcode...

Short-lived legends: Urban students reflect on their fame

Short-lived legends: Urban students reflect on their fame
June 5, 2018

Originally coined by Andy Warhol, the phrase “15 minutes of fame” comes from something Warhol said in his exhibition in 1968: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” However,...

Urban’s social media subculture: Finstas

December 8, 2015

Finsta: its short for fake-Instagram. According to Instagram’s official website, the photo-based social media app consists of over 400 million users sharing more than 80 million photos a day. Popular...

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