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OP-ED: The ‘Facebook Funeral’ brings students and alumni together

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October 8, 2013

Most people who know me would describe me as an extrovert. Some even go so far as to say that I’m a social butterfly. I don't really have a problem with that — I’ll admit that I love being around people. But that comes with ...

Can MySpace make a comeback?

Jennifer Zahn

October 2, 2012

Justin Timberlake brought sexy back. But can he bring MySpace back? The pop icon bought an ownership stake in the former social media giant last year with a vision to restore its relevance. Last Monday, Timberlake debuted his visi...

Obama leads Romney in online presence

Alexandra Whittaker

October 2, 2012

As the 2012 presidential debates begin this Wednesday, the candidates are taking advantage of networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook and even Reddit to engage the online community. While President Obama, sometimes referred...

Facebook app increases enrollment, retention rates

Andrew Phillips

March 3, 2011

Originally launched in 2004 as a social network for Harvard students, Facebook has since broadened its appeal to include more than 500 million users. But a new Facebook application could be taking the social network back to its...

Tech Wars: Breaking down the battles

Joe Carey

February 24, 2011

Competition. A word society usually reserves for hockey goalies and quarterbacks, something that has turned children’s sports from a learning experience to a win or else mentality. It's not a word associated with the t...

Corporate control of your statuses?

Andrew Phillips

February 3, 2011

Deck: User endorsements to be included in corporate sales pitches Facebook’s newest feature, Sponsored Stories, was designed to build excitement about brands by integrating user content with advertising. Some users, however,...

NAVA: Don’t let online communities, virtual interactions invade reality

Paco Nava

November 16, 2010

The digital age has become shockingly ambitious in mimicking the realities of everyday life. From aerial images of your own backyard to an update of your friend’s love life, the information available at your fingertips apparently...

EDITORIAL: Clementi is reality check for web use

October 5, 2010

“It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt,” as the saying goes. The same is true for the virtual world of social networking. Last week, Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old Rutgers University student, jumped to his...

REDDIN: Connect to a real social network

Matthew Reddin

September 30, 2010

I don’t remember when I first heard there was a movie being made about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but I do know what my reaction probably was. “See, this is why there needs to be a ‘Dislike’ button.” It’...