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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 […]

 
 

Online Help for Bullied Teens

Online Help for Bullied Teens

Last January, I founded BelittletheBullies, a blog for bully victims. I write about my own experiences with the hopes that bullied teens will take comfort that they are not alone, and others share their concerns and problems. Communication is always the first step.

 
 

GenY’s Social Marketing Obsession

GenY’s Social Marketing Obsession

Carolyn Balk readily admits that she has an addiction to cupcakes, specifically Georgetown Cupcakes, the trendy popular dessert chain, with a sparkling shop in SoHo. The 21-year-old New York University student frequents the shop’s SoHo location, often choosing her favorite, Chocolate Coconut.

 
 

Coming Out, One Click at a Time

Coming Out, One Click at a Time

When Robert was 18, he told his parents, his siblings, and a few close friends that he was gay. It slipped out almost by accident one day in the car and his dad pulled over to give him a hug. Soon after Robert told his mom, his sister, and his […]

 
 

Trapped in a Facebook Time Warp

Trapped in a Facebook Time Warp

Evan*, a 21-year-old student at USC, doesn’t expect any surprises when the time comes for his high school reunion. He knows the star quarterback hasn’t won the Heisman trophy and that the senior prom queen ended up marrying her high school sweetheart. Although he hasn’t actually seen them, he’s friends […]

 
 

The Choice to Slack or Act: Do Online Petitions Count As ‘Real’ Activism?

Illustration from The Express Tribune

Type ‘petition’ into Facebook’s search bar and what comes up is a slew of results: pages, groups, apps, all having to do with social activism. There are Facebook petitions to raise awareness of animal cruelty and petitions for women’s rights—petitions that fight to keep ABC soap operas on the air […]

 
 

Can a Relationship Survive Facebook?

http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2011/02/the_facebook_break_up_notifier.html

Too much information killed college student Katie Ulrich’s relationship. The NYU junior began to suspect her romance was on rocky ground when she and the new flame were not exactly simpatico: She dressed up for dates while he sported sweats; they’d make plans for a day’s outing to Coney Island […]