Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Is technology ruining relationships?

By kate casler

March 15, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

Recently I read an interview The AV Club did with Aziz Ansari. He has been doing some research for his new tour on love and relationships in this day and age. His research yielded some pretty depressing results (though he stays opt...

Facebook privacy disclaimer does not protect anything

By Sam Hayes

November 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Facebook frequently updates its site with new formats, layouts and applications, often triggering negative backlash from users. But over the last few day, it’s the users who have been updating their statuses to inform the ow...

The virtualization of experience

By Jan Dichter

November 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recent thoughts on social media reminded me of a phrase I heard for the first time recently, which I suspect we will probably hear again – ‘digital natives,’ meaning the increasing fraction of young people who, like many of my fellow under...

Social media can not replace traditional socializing entirely

By Karen Podorefsky

October 22, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

What is friendship today? Does logging onto Facebook and seeing that you have ‘x’ amount friends make you feel popular? Maybe, but what small percentage of those are close friends that you would want to go have lunch w...

Social media subverts critical thinking

By Jason Brooks

October 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There is a big problem in trying to initiate a discussion on a current event or political issue via social media platforms. The people that respond are capable of answering in the worst possible ways without having to suffer any...

What not to do on Facebook

By Taylor Gilmore

October 16, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

In this day and age, college students spend a huge amount of time on Facebook, particularly when they should be doing things like homework or studying. The massive amount of time spent on Facebook has led to the development of some nasty habits. Here are just a few things people do on Fac...

Facebook will not fade

By Josh Steinberg

October 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Flickr/jdlasica Facebook launched in 2004. It began as a simple contact directory, similar to the address book linked to your email account. Over the last 12 years, the social network has grown to become the most popular websi...

Facebook is no more than a phase

By Mike Tudoreanu

October 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

The Onion recently ran a satirical piece entitled “Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due to Facebook.” It was a joke, of course, intended to say that Facebook will change the way we look at the lives of politicians...

Facebook intervention

By Josh Steinberg

April 12, 2012

Filed under Columns

Here’s a riddle: What is not real but consumes more time than most everything else in your life? Is your own creation yet more popular than you? And is addicting even though it gives you no tangible pleasure? The answe...

Privacy settings in the age of Facebook

By Michelle Williams

March 27, 2012

Filed under Campus News

Over the last decade, people have opened Myspace, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and have become increasingly more conscious about what is available online to the public. And according to a recent study by the Pew Research...

‘Kony 2012’ and social media

By Samara Abramson

March 15, 2012

Filed under Opinion

On Wednesday, March 7, both Facebook and Twitter were inundated with posts and re-posts of the “Kony 2012” YouTube video, which introduces Americans to the devastation that has been occurring in Uganda for the past 30 years. A di...

One does not simply ignore the ‘Umass Meme’ craze

By Chelsie Field

March 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture

Recent weeks have brought an Internet sensation that it seems everyone is talking about. It’s not a celebrity or a famous musical artist – in fact, it’s not even human. The epicenter of all the hype is the “Umass...