Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Memes unite the masses

By Merav Kaufman

March 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I don’t always check Facebook. But when I do, I make sure to visit the “Umass memes” page. Although the page was created just three weeks ago, the concept of a meme is far from new. Defined by Merriam-Webster as “an idea, behavior, style or u...

Calling for a Facebook intervention

By Hannah Sparks

February 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In November, after some reflection, I deactivated my Facebook account with one liberating click of a mouse. I calmly skipped through automatically generated pages of assorted friends pleading for me not to go: “But Suzie wi...

Facebook used heavily in hiring decisions

By Christina Gregg

February 3, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

While Facebook users generally share everything on their profile with friends, sometimes their family and coworkers are put in the “blocked” category, limiting their Facebook stalking to a profile picture and list of favorite...

The Facebook Timeline

By Samara Abramson

January 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media has become one of the most prominent facets of our generation, and while Facebook reigns at the top of the spectrum, its constant changes have people all over the world asking: how much more change can we take? One ...

Has Timeline crossed a line?

By Samara Abramson

January 26, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Social media has become one of the most prominent facets of our generation, and while Facebook reigns at the top of the spectrum, its constant changes have people all over the world asking: How much more change can we take? One...

Facebook Timeline changeover causes concern as total switch looms

By Garth Brody

January 25, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living

Has Facebook crossed the line this time? Facebook’s latest iteration of its graphical user interface, Timeline, which has been advertised by the website’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg as the means to a m...

The Institution of Education in times of technological incline

By Taylor Schlacter

December 5, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Over the course of history, many of society’s institutions, such as medical or industrial institutions, have been constantly redefined and improved by the growing capacity of human knowledge. These improvements can readily be...

The Internet: the final frontier

By Dave Coffey

November 21, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This year, two extremely comprehensive pieces of legislation were introduced in the U.S. Congress. In May, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) was introduced in the Senate, and just over a month ago the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was introduced in the ...

Stumble to better homework

By Samara Abramson

November 17, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I decided that procrastination is a part of the studying process. Everyone procrastinates, whether he or she wants to admit to it or not, and we all have our own unique ways of doing so. I would guess that the three most comm...

People power

By Cassie Jeon

October 17, 2011

Filed under Columns

Word of mouth has always been a powerful force in society. Along with increasing access to the Internet and the wide variety of social media, people are more connected than ever. The constant Facebook or Twitter updates help...

Twitter, the social networking superior

By rose mirandi

October 12, 2011

Filed under Columns

As Mark Zuckerberg constantly updates Facebook, people are screaming for a simpler way of socializing. There is only one answer: Twitter. It’s almost impossible to get annoyed with that girl from high school that won’t shut up about how drunk she got last weekend because she’s a l...

Podcast:The Creep Factor

By Emily Felder

October 11, 2011

Filed under Web-Exclusive

Victoria Knobloch and Emily Felder are creeped out by certain male interactions. The Creep Factor