Tagged: Twitter


#MeToo unites women all over America

By Arthi Thyagarajan | Nov. 29, 2017, 9 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Me too. These two simple words have been repeated on Twitter hundreds of times in the past month, to stand up for women who have been sexual assaulted or harassed in the past. The "Me too" movement has shown how social media can empower women, as it has allowed more and more women to realize that they're not alone.


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

By Absa Fall | Aug. 8, 2017, 4:25 p.m. | In International »

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

By Absa Fall | Aug. 8, 2017, 12:59 a.m. | In Entertainment »


Showing a war through a screen

By Amy Forsbacka | Jan. 14, 2017, 1:17 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

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?

By Mehana Daftary | Aug. 13, 2016, 11:12 p.m. | In News Blog »

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

By Brian Le | Aug. 27, 2014, 5:46 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

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

By Sarah Trunk | June 11, 2014, 12:18 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Social media has redefined traditional social activism.


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

By Harini Salgado | Nov. 25, 2013, 12:34 p.m. | In News Blog »

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

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Sept. 1, 2013, 3:43 p.m. | In Television »

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.


Blair teacher helps students improve grammar through social media

By Mimi Verdonk | Dec. 24, 2012, 5:06 p.m. | In Features »

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


TechnoLogical: Twitter communicates unclear policy toward hate speech

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 23, 2012, 6:47 p.m. | In News Blog »

Last week, Twitter took action against offensive content on its site by blocking a neo-Nazi account and deleting racist tweets, causing controversy and accusations of censorship among its users.


When in Paris...

By Mimi Verdonk | June 7, 2012, 10:21 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Gwyneth Paltrow posted tweet referencing a Jay-Z and Kanye West song, along with a picture of the two performing in France on June 1. Though Paltrow did not write out the full word, and it is, as she later rightfully pointed out, the title of a song, cries of racism ensued almost immediately.


#Twitterfamous

By Mimi Verdonk | May 29, 2012, 7:35 p.m. | In Features »

Sophomore Julian Henry and a handful of other Blazers are celebrities. Their claim to fame? The Internet.


Death rumors aren't dying out

By Janvi Raichura | Feb. 21, 2012, 1:05 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Death is a natural occurrence of life and spreading rumors is a natural human instinct. But now, thanks to social media and Twitter, death rumors are becoming a normal incident.


Retweet this article

By Stacy Mathew | Feb. 8, 2012, 12:02 p.m. | In Entertainment »

The SCO social networking experts have declared that Facebook is no longer the best way to follow your favorite celebs, now that Twitter has taken over. Therefore, we've compiled a list of celebs that need to be on your radar.


Ashton Kutcher and the giant Twitter scandal

By Janvi Raichura | Nov. 14, 2011, 6:55 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

Celebrities are human and they are bound to make mistakes. But it's how a celebrity handles the situation and owns up to their faux pas that separates a respectable celebrity from a trashy one.


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