Social Media

Let the Pictures Speak for Them-Selfies

by KATHRYN JONES   Millennials want unforgettable experiences. So a quick post to social media keeps these memories safe and warm for the future.

 
 

The Rise of Digital Activism Among Millennials

Photo by Yemisi Miller.

By KATE STARR A few days after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Yemisi Miller, a sophomore at Spellman University, posted a photo of herself to Twitter with the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown. The Twitter photo featured two images of the young Black woman, one in her high school graduation […]

 
 

Facebook: A Breeding Ground for Social Comparison

Millenials tend to compare themselves to their Facebook friends and self-promote on their own social media profiles in an attempt to measure up.

By NATALIA GARCIA It is a Tuesday night and I am at the library browsing through Facebook between assignments when I come across a picture of a friend from high school holding a 3-liter bottle of Maison Perrier-Jouët at PHD, one of New York City’s most exclusive nightclubs. “$25,000,” the […]

 
 

Phone Addiction Phenomenon

Phone Addiction Phenomenon

By KATE STARR One early October night at a Washington D.C. Mexican restaurant, Lily Gewirz, 19, is glued to her smartphone as the waitress takes orders from the group of four high school girlfriends. “I’ll have the chicken fajitas,” she says, without making eye contact. When the pre-meal chips and […]

 
 

Overconnect Disconnect: The Millennial Break-Up

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By ANANYA BHATTACHARYA A year and a half ago, Alice sat up for the third consecutive night, attacking her keyboard till the sun came up. She alternated between muttering obscenities under her breath and howling exasperatedly to no one in particular about her recent breakup. Few weeks later, Alice (name […]

 
 

Carefree Black Girls Challenge Negative Stereotypes

Carefree Black Girls Challenge Negative Stereotypes

By DEBORAH LUBANGA Braided hair swings low and teased afros reach high in a certain corner of the Internet. Photos of young, African-American women of different shades, shapes, and sizes populate the social media landscape. Some women wear flower crowns as they pose in grassy fields. Others wrap colorful scarves […]

 
 

Millennials and their Sexting Habits

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By DANIELLE STROLIA On September 26, the third wave of the tastelessly dubbed ‘Fappening’ hit the Internet. Cara Delevingne joined Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton as the latest victim of a hacker who has leaked private, nude and semi-nude photos of them and almost a hundred other female celebrities online. […]

 
 

Studying without distractions

  During the 90 minutes spent studying for a French quiz, Brenda Lau, 19, a New York University Political Theory and Literature sophomore, has checked her cell phone’s social media applications at least 10 times.   Sounds familiar? This has become the Generation-Y mode of studying: the era where social […]

 
 

Too Much On My Plate: The Do’s and Don’ts of Multitasking

Too Much On My Plate: The Do’s and Don’ts of Multitasking

As I sat in the back of my journalism lecture hall, I scanned the laptop screens in the sea of students before me. Some were checking Facebook, others online shopping. Some had their laptops closed, taking notes on lined paper the old-fashioned way, but even some of those students were […]

 
 

The Snappetizers of Social Media

The Snappetizers of Social Media

One evening, at dinner at a trendy steakhouse downtown, you catch a deep, tantalizing whiff of your friend’s charred sirloin as it is set down on the table. You comment on how delicious it looks, and she agrees, grinning as she pulls out her smartphone from her bag. “I have […]