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Teen life revolves around award-winning Norwegian drama

No one expected a new show from NRK (a Norwegian government-owned radio and television company) targeted towards older teens to become as popular as it did. The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation wanted to draw in the demographic they lost the most to Netflix by creating a show based on what real teenagers in Oslo, Norway do, think and say.

Snapchat streaking in style

Although the average person may not pay much attention to Snapstreaks, for some, keeping a Snapchat streak alive has become a test of friendship, or just a fun challenge to see how many days they can go without forgetting to reply.

Social Media Showdown: Instagram vs Snapchat

Instagram and Snapchat both have more than 200 million monthly users. But which one is better: the 'Gram or Snapchat? While both Instagram and Snapchat allow users to connect with friends and even celebrities through photos and videos, each app is unique.

#aesthetic vs. art (Video)

In the past few months, pictures of the Renwick have appeared on Instagram and Snapchat or Tumblr nearly every day, and to see so many enjoying art isn't discouraging, it's exciting.

Social Networking's role in Hannah Graham's Disappearance

In fact, social media's key role in the finding of missing and exploited persons is understated: if used correctly, it can be a powerful tool in gaining information and help.

The pros and cons of school social media monitoring

Washington County public school officials recently stated that they will begin using a new software called Social Sentinel to monitor students' social media posts. The software tracks social media posts for certain keywords, and if posts containing these keywords are threats of violence or bullying or references to drug or alcohol use, the posts will be forwarded to school officials and/or the police.

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.

NewsChips: Google Glass foresees controversial consequences

On one hand it makes social interaction more convenient than a smartphone does. On the other, the features of the device are distracting, making social interaction awkward. In many ways, its argument cancels out. Therefore, Glass is worthy of some analysis.

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.

TechnoLogical: Social media: a crime stopper

Many police forces all around the country are using social media pages to investigate criminal activity.
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