Tag: social media

TIKTOK REACHES ONE BILLION USERS GLOBALLY

The short-form video application shared that it has one billion active global users BY BRAD BYRNE STAFF WRITER On Sept. 27, the short-form video application TikTok shared that it had reached one billion users using the app globally every month….

ADD TO QUEUE

“We Said What We Said” podcast BY CAYLA CADE STAFF WRITER With their colorful personalities, internet stars Denzel Dion and Rickey Thompson give listeners an insight into their lives and opinions in their new podcast, “We Said What We Said.”…

A Virtual Night at the Met

High fashion community of Twitter set to host online version of Met Gala BY: NAYOMI SANTOS STAFF WRITER Around every corner, news about COVID-19 is there waiting for you, so it’s natural that many people are looking for an escape…

The Bookshelf

Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla BY NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER “Meatspace,” the second novel by Indian author Nikesh Shukla, is a comedic masterpiece that simultaneously blends contemporary social commentary with raw wit and dry humor. The book is a critique on…

Why Instagram Is One Of The Most Popular Masks

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER It’s easy to scroll through your best friend’s Instagram page and see all of their smiling selfies with perfect lighting and pictures of them out having a great time with others. Maybe the filter they…

Civility Comes Together at Mason

Round table promotes civility in online political speech BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR  On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Mason hosted a civility round table in Merten Hall from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. titled “Coming Together in the Age of…

Twitter Isn’t Evil: It’s Easy

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Twitter gets flak from everyone. It’s biased, it spreads fake news, it encourages meanness, it ruins people’s lives, it allows bullying, it’s a monopoly, on and on and on. If you believed all the criticisms,…