Category Archives: Web/Tech

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The Beauty of Silence

Whether it’s the iconic Apple ringtone going off, the clicking of fingers on a keyboard, the ping of a Facebook notification, the chatter of someone on their Bluetooth, or the load volume coming from the flat screen TV—we’re surrounded by noises from technology. In this…

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The Truth about Sexting

We live in a society dependent on technology. Most teens can’t remember a time before Facebook, Twitter, smartphones, instant messaging, texting and Skype. Because of this, many teens today are rather comfortable with documenting their lives online; from posting photos and updating their statuses to…

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Apps for Every Reason

Since so much technology is available, it’s important to know how to utilize it to your best advantage. As you know, your smart phone can be an incredibly useful tool to communicate with friends and family (and admittedly, a bit of a distraction if you’re…

Facebook Fatigue

Facebook Fatigue

Are you having Facebook fatigue? Do you feel as though Facebook has turned from a social hub into a family picnic where your privacy has been encroached on? Have all of your family members including your mom, dad, twelve aunts, grandma, and great uncle joined…

Facebook Related Mood Decline

Facebook Related Mood Decline

Recently, a group of researchers at University of Michigan did a study on a phenomenon that many of us know all too well: Facebook related mood decline. I know that sounds ridiculous, but, stay with me here. The study showed that college-aged people experienced less…

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Instagram vs. Vine

I’m an Instagram user and I’ve barely heard about Vine. Certain people I follow on Instagram post their Vine usernames in order to gain more followers, but I never really took the time to look into it until today. Vine looks like Instagram, but instead…

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Snapchat

The social app Snapchat has recently become very popular in my school. Snapchat is an app that can be used with phones that have front cameras. It’s a fun way to keep in touch with friends and others on your phone’s contact list. Basically, it’s…

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Pause Before You Post… Think Before You Tweet

Do you know anyone who posted private information about a friend or girlfriend/boyfriend online? Have you ever posted something and then regretted it, or deleted it? Sharing information online, whether on Facebook, Twitter, or another social networking site is something you should really think about…

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Can We Just Go Back to AIM?

Social networking used to be so simple but oh, how things change. I remember when I had AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and my friends and I basically chatted on a daily basis. Of course, you could always add people you didn’t really know (by finding…

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Sharing Your Password Doesn’t = Love or Trust

I just read an article in The New York Times called Young, in Love and Sharing Everything, Including a Password. The author wrote about how many people – both couples and friends – share their password to prove their love and/or trust for one another. He…