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...

Urban students seek messaging apps based on popularity

October 20, 2015

Texting is a prominent part of culture at Urban in addition to many alternative forms of communication. While in school, it is hard to communicate through text messages because cell service is unreliable...

How Twitter has changed Urban’s social culture

June 4, 2015

If you want to see real Urban drama, log onto Twitter. Over the past few years, students have created a virtual community that allows them to challenge cultural norms and enjoy popular media. While this...

The dawn of Twitter: Twitter’s IPO makes waves in stock market

A Twitter employee who requested to remain anonymous shows off his Twitter mug on a smoking break. During the IPO, the majority of the Twitter employees spotted sported clothing with the bright blue bird.
November 20, 2013

Nov. 7 marked an important day for socialites and stock traders alike. It was the day where Twitter, the famous social media network, held its IPO (initial public offering), or, in other words, changed...

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...

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