If used properly, social media can be an ideal way to let friends, family and potential employers view slices of your life. However, college students don’t often think about the negative consequences of improperly (or immaturely) using social media. A huge mistake many young adults make is neglecting to acknowledge that what happens on the [...]
Ladies, it’s Friday night, and you’re all dolled up for a night on the town with your girlfriends. After a few songs on the dance floor, you take a breather and strike up a conversation with the tall, dark and handsome charmer sitting at the bar. He puts his hand on your back as he [...]
Every app available in the iTunes or Google Play stores is marketed toward a specific demographic. Some find success, but many fail to reach their audience. The perfect formula for an app remains to be found, but new statistics reveal a few trends. Each smartphone owner used an average of 41 apps in 2012, according [...]
Are there certain times of the year when relationships flourish and certain times of the year when relationships suffer the most? Facebook Data Science certainly says so. Using U.S. Facebook data from 2010 to 2011, Facebook Data Science looked at the ebb and flow of relationships during the year. By keeping track of the changes [...]
Facebook recently launched a trial phase of a new feature: “Graph Search,” a search engine for your life. This new search option allows users to sift through their friend lists based on factors such as interests, places visited and types of photos. Each search sorts through the history and friend network of the user, providing [...]
Not long after the Beta release of Facebook’s new Graph Search, Twitter has announced it will soon allow users to search for tweets older than a week. “We’ll be steadily increasing this percentage over time, and ultimately, aim to surface the best content for your query,” Twitter said on their blog. “For now, enjoy your [...]
Seeing other people post on Facebook about how happy they are makes many of us envious and miserable, according to a study released on Tuesday by German researchers. It’s one thing to log on to the site and see that someone you hate is studying abroad in Mozambique or that your ex is with an [...]
While you were spending your winter break lazing around in your pajamas and watching the same season of a show for the fifth time in a row, Netflix was gearing up to change the federal law to make it possible for everyone to know you spent a month watching “Family Guy” or “Say Yes to [...]
Believe in the power of compliments? Wish to spread kindness via social media? Well, then post an anonymous compliment on the “UOregon Compliments” Facebook page. “UOregon Compliments” is a page dedicated to posting compliments anonymously. All one has to do is message the page administrator with a compliment for a friend or a stranger, and [...]
Reuter’s has a piece on the degradation of anonymity on the Internet, as highlighted by the scandal of the former CIA Director David Petraeus. This article is specifically in reference to how easily Paula Broadwell was discovered through supposedly anonymous email addresses when she sent harassing emails to socialite Jill Kelley. Internet streaming giant YouTube has come under fire [...]
The 21-year-old University student and graduate of Lincoln High School in Portland may have died of bacterial meningitis.
Lynn Cox hasn’t missed a home track meet in three years. She has season tickets to Hayward Field and prefers to sit near the track, near the athletes she’s bonded with.
We’re always told that, with all our social media profiles, we’ve lost any semblance of private lives …
Since Facebook has been in existence, its users have certainly shared in the experience of how the social media giant has set and changed policy in such a way as to violate users’ privacy — over and over. And, as expected, the company had reacted to “public” outcry, adjusting its privacy policies and practices to retain its users.
How much are your pictures worth? As long as they’re Instagrams, Facebook thinks…
What is it about this cause that has our generation so riled up? What’s different about this movement that’s making even my most apathetic, spaced-out Facebook friends stand up and shout?
Researchers found that students who used a cell phone were less likely to engage in “pro-social behavior,” which the study defined as actions intended to benefit an individual or societ
As I watch my friends post their life on Facebook and elsewhere — for example, statements about a class they’re taking or photos of drunken soirees — I wonder if they realize how that information could be used to their detriment at some point.
With over 2,500 likes in one day, “University of Oregon Memes” allows anyone to upload images lampooning college life at the University. The images, called “memes,” have become a widespread internet phenomenon — and Hunter and Shelstad have localized the craze.