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Trump backtracked on plan to partner with Putin on cyber security unit

On July 9, Donald Trump tweeted about his exchange with Vladimir Putin regarding a cyber security unit at the G20 summit. Several hours after the tweets were posted Trump backed off the idea after being faced with ridicule from policymakers.

The "Nicki Minaj Challenge" is a new viral craze

Showing a war through a screen

Bana Alabed, seven, is a little Syrian girl bringing the daily struggles of living in a war zone and what is happening inside of Aleppo to the forefront of national media. Her medium for doing this? Twitter. During Syria's civil war, social media is helping the international community care more about the Aleppo conflict by directly seeing how it affects those living in Aleppo.

Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: Kan ye not?

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not get along. Their latest twitter showdown attracted the attention of many while West's wife, Kim Kardashian, watched it all erupt from the side.

Why the #IceBucketChallenge isn't so stupid

The ice bucket challenge requires people to pour a bucket of ice water on themselves or donate $100 to the ALS Association—or both—then nominate others to do the same. Millions of people around the world and countless celebrities are posting their challenge videos online.

#RealChange from Hashtag Activism

Social media has redefined traditional social activism.

Essays? Check. Recommendations? Check. Social media pages?

But while they perfect their essays and worry about teacher recommendations, many seniors don't realize that they have another thing they should be thinking about: their social media.

"We Can't Stop" talking about Miley's VMAs performance

If you are a person in America with a television set and/or Internet access, you know that pop singer Miley Cyrus gave a rousing, if not highly controversial, performance at MTV's Video Music Awards last Sunday.

Instagram killed the vine star

With the new addition of video to Instagram, the Facebook Corporation killed off Vine with their own weed killer and in turn delivered a vital punch to the Twitter Corporation.

Blair teacher helps students improve grammar through social media

Blair reading teacher Theresa Hiller is using a new tool to get her students engaged in syntax and word choice: social media.
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