Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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 subverts critical thinking

By Jason Brooks

October 17, 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...

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 16, 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...

Political Science professor gives talk about new media and political power

By Staff

December 8, 2011

Filed under Campus News

What do fax machines, revolutions against decades-old Middle Eastern dictators, and University of Massachusetts students organizing against the administration have in common? The multi-facetted answer that involves the hist...

Pre-professional preposterousness

By Merav Kaufman

October 26, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since entering college, a slew of new words and lingo has entered my vocabulary: DCs, GenEds, RAPs, Franklin’s famous finger food Fridays (say that five times fast) … and the ubiquitous, magical word at the Isenberg School...

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...

Keeping up with Facebook: Recent site updates decoded

By Herb Scribner

September 21, 2011

Filed under News, Science & Technology

On Tuesday, when users logged onto Facebook, they weren’t given an entirely new model to look at, but an entirely new experience drawn from other social media outlets. For users unaccustomed to the new model or for those lo...

The Church’s Message

By Chelsea Whitton

April 27, 2011

Filed under Columns

Recently I officially signed up for Twitter, not that I hadn’t been on it before as I had about five different accounts under pseudo names for no apparent reason. So I got rid of those and signed up with my real name and sta...

A tool for the twits

By Chelsea Whitton

September 23, 2010

Filed under Columns

In my academic career at the University of Massachusetts I’ve been trained to be objective, and rarely do I have such a strong opinion on things that are supposed to benefit the academics and specifically the field I’m studyin...