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Column: Where is your personal data going?

Column: Where is your personal data going?

March 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since I made my first email account, I have routinely clicked “accept” to online terms and conditions without fully reading them first. While many people do this without question, the Facebook data leak forces us to reconsider how websites and online programs are using our personal data. Ca...

Ella Agoos: the story of NU’s ‘meme queen’

Ella Agoos: the story of NU’s ‘meme queen’

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff Some call her Northeastern’s “meme mom.” Others recognize her in the grocery store, shout “meme queen” and run away. But her name is Ella Agoos, and she is the creator of the NU Meme Collective, a secret Facebook group for Northeastern students to share meme...

Column: Optimize for balanced media consumption

Column: Optimize for balanced media consumption

February 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Alex Frandsen, editorial columnist These first few weeks of life under President Donald J. Trump have been exhausting. And I don’t mean that in a metaphorical sense. If you’re one of those people who keeps up with the news and/or exists on social media, the part of your brain dedicated to fo...

Northeastern signs on as Facebook partner

Northeastern signs on as Facebook partner

Hannah Bernstein

January 19, 2017


Filed under Campus

Northeastern recently announced that it will join 16 other universities to form a partnership with Building 8, Facebook’s new technology division. The partnership, which also includes Princeton and Harvard, intends to streamline research and allow Facebook to quickly start projects with the univers...

In the wake of hateful online threats, Northeastern Muslim community presses for unity

In the wake of hateful online threats, Northeastern Muslim community presses for unity

August 10, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Rachel Morford, news corespondent  Wilmington, Mass. resident Patrick Keogan, 44, was arrested last week for allegedly making a series of social media threats against the Boston Muslim community and purchasing enough ammunition to burn Boston’s largest mosque to the ground. According to the Bo...

Column: What can one person do?

Column: What can one person do?

December 3, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Gwen Schanker, Editorial Columnist  The world is in a state of tumult. With the combination of the impending presidential election, the recent attacks in Paris, Kenya and Lebanon, the Syrian refugee crisis and the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs – it’s difficult to keep up. I...

Column: A not-so-neutral net

Column: A not-so-neutral net

November 20, 2014


Filed under Opinion

By Molly Tankersley The sleep-inducing term “net neutrality” instinctively makes me want to continue scrolling, close the tab or turn the page. The more I saw it in my news alerts, the stronger the will to ignore it, bu...

Pulitzer winner counsels students on using media

Pulitzer winner counsels students on using media

September 24, 2014


Filed under Campus

By Miharu Sugie, News Staff From newspapers to radio and television, and now online news and social media, the platform in which people communicate and merge with media has changed. And as the industry changes, the key storytellers of the industry have to change and become entrepreneurial, said Ellis Henic...

Facebook: social network and global news source

Facebook: social network and global news source

September 24, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The Web is an unregulated, globally distributed network with each user forging and enforcing their own rules. As a result, the Internet and all of its medias have become another mode by which anyone can exercise their First Amendment right.  Facebook is a prime example of the interconnectivity of the...

Column: Social media’s cold bath

Column: Social media’s cold bath

September 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

By Juliana Mcleod Over the summer my Facebook newsfeed changed drastically. Gone were videos of cute Husky puppies. So long to photo albums of my friends traveling the world. Instead, my Facebook was covered with people dumping ice water on themselves for the ice bucket challenge. Dozens of videos...

Facebook sees decline in users

Facebook sees decline in users

February 5, 2014


Filed under Lifestyle

By Emily Pollak, News Correspondent Facebook has begun to see a potential downturn, as the company recently announced that average daily teen usership has shrunk. Although the social networking giant has not yet seen a loss in its general number of users, many news sources have started asking questi...

Social media users turn to anonymous apps

December 4, 2013


Filed under Lifestyle

By Christie Young, News Correspondent Most college students remember their first foray into social media as the one and only MySpace. The site, founded in 2003, allowed users to create and personalize profile pages and use them to interact with others. Users could fully customize their page with ba...

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