Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Invite-only social media site Ello an uninspired recycling bin for other networking sites

By Troy Kowalchuk

October 27, 2014

If Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Vine, Instagram and any of the countless other social media websites are not enough for you, there is a new social media website that could be the next big thing: Ello. Probably not, however, as staring...

Social media can not replace traditional socializing entirely

By Karen Podorefsky

October 23, 2012

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...

Facebook will not fade

By Josh Steinberg

October 5, 2012

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...

Twitter, the social networking superior

By rose mirandi

October 12, 2011

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...

UM professor appointed to UNESCO

By Staff

September 15, 2011

University of Massachusetts communications Professor Jan Servaes has joined an elite group of 19 Unites States chairs of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, also known as UNESCO. There are 715 chairs in tot...

(Eye)Spy, an event-tracking website, prepares for launch

By Staff

September 7, 2011

Amherst doesn’t make this year’s annual American Institute for Economic Research’s College Destinations booklet – a listing of the top 75 college towns and cities, which ranks upon several factors, including access to...

How Facebook has changed the world

By Isaac Himmelman

February 3, 2011

Facebook came into my life in the 11th grade. This was the year 2006 – tumultuous times, to say the least. George W. Bush was in office, the Iraq War was in full swing, and I was madly in love with a girl named Emma Steiner (not her real name). In those days a ...

Study examines social media’s impact on student mental health, interpersonal activity

By Jessica Bonheur

October 25, 2010

In today’s fast-paced society, social networking has evolved beyond cell phone calls and text messaging and proliferated onto the Internet. Most teens and college students now have at least one account on the sites Facebook,...

PCP: Tweets encourage academic discussion

By Mike Fox

September 23, 2010

I hated the idea of Twitter. When I saw a report about it on the “Today Show” one morning a few years ago, I dismissed it as a media-constructed fad. I saw politicians using it as a lame attempt to stay trendy and techno savvy, and ...

New social niche for college students

By Tim Jones

September 14, 2010

Are you one of the students who’s tired of the random online wall posts from your parents or friends uploading embarrassing photos that you don’t want others to see? Your answer may soon be here, thanks to, a website that combin...

Is facebook keeping kids in school?

By Ashley Berger

September 14, 2010

Facebook is a social networking site that is slowly becoming an inherent, permanent and compulsive part of most collegiate student’s lives. With the ever-increasing Facebook phenomena, researchers are constantly conducting new...

How connected are your professors? More so than some might think.

By Sam Hayes

September 13, 2010

When one thinks of a professor, the image of a reclusive, bearded intellectual, perhaps in a coffeehouse, perhaps in a dimly lit study poring over yellowed papers may come to mind. According to a recent study called Social Media...