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Many artists prefer to share their work on apps such as Tumbler or DeviantArt, rather than Instagram.

Artists Usage of Different Social Media Platforms

Z. Sabrina Liding June 17, 2021

Famous Instagram artists, such as Tamaytka, Mew Tripled, and cosmicspectrum, have, recently, been posting on different platforms to showcase their work rather than trying to fight with Instagram’s algorithm.  Starting...

Eilish is not letting toxic body stereotypes in society hold her back from being comfortable with herself.

The sexualization of Billie Eilish

Cayla Carlson June 17, 2021

Last month, 19-year-old music superstar Billie Eilish blew the internet away when she posted a photo of herself wearing an outfit far from her usual baggy clothing. She donned a fitted corset with over...

Donald Trump, pictured on the left, has been permentaly banned from Twitter and many other social media platforms. As some criticize these tech companies, many applaud the ban of the former president.

Donald Trump deserves his social media suspension

Zaina Saif March 12, 2021

On Friday, Jan. 9, Twitter announced that it had permanently banned then President Donald Trump from service due to the risk of further incitement of violence. Trump’s eviction from Twitter quickly set...

YouTuber Jenna Marbles speaks at VidCon 2012 in Anaheim, Calif. Fans
say she was unfairly “canceled” for an incident she was not at fault for.

Cancel culture’s fine line between ruination and accountability

Keira MacDermott March 12, 2021

In social media today, the infamous “cancel culture” is known to destroy the lives of countless well-known celebrities. Whether this is for vulgar and unspeakable actions or a misstep in speech, the...

Social media activism could have unintended consequences

Social media activism could have unintended consequences

Madison Beekman and Liam Umbs October 9, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, more than 28 million took to Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms to share a black square as part of the #BlackOutTuesday movement as a means of showing solidarity against...

A survery of 63 students from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8

Like it or not, Instagram removes its like count

Hannah Arbeitel January 17, 2020

Instagram, a platform associated with its ability to generate high stress, recently decided to change its negative image. In April, the company announced that they will be implementing new changes, making...

Tumblr changed its policy regarding NSFW content in December 2018.

Tumblr upsets users with new censorship policy

Madeline Holobinko March 15, 2019

Ever since Tumblr first launched in 2007, it has been a home for storytelling and self-expression. But this all changed in December of 2018, when the social media platform decided to rid itself of “adult”...

While on her family vacation to Walt Disney World this summer, Allie Beekman posted this photo, taken by her friend, on her Instagram.

Social media shapes travel experiences

Khushi Kadakia September 14, 2018

While scrolling through Instagram, Twitter or Facebook this summer, you’ll likely encounter travel pictures populating your feed. These images of plane tickets and crystal clear waves fill social...

Junior Emily Madeira of Howell posts her artwork on her social media accounts.

Pros and cons of art on social media

Madeline Holobinko September 14, 2018

From sketches to photography to paintings, art is just a click away, thanks to social media. According to Mashable, over 3 billion people take to social networking apps like Instagram and Snapchat...

Social media fuels FOMO

Social media fuels FOMO

Mia Gallo May 4, 2018

Junior Greer Shanley of Fair Haven often finds herself constantly refreshing Snapchat and Instagram when her friends are all together but she is not there. Urban Dictionary defines the term “FOMO”...

Are finstas really as private as we think?

Are finstas really as private as we think?

Maria Maroko May 4, 2018

Scrolling through someone’s instagram is fairly routine: you can expect to find selfies, pictures of family and friends, and even the occasional inoffensive joke. However, when it comes to the subject...

Instagram users have mastered the

Themes, rules filter into social media feeds

Mia Gallo November 13, 2017

Prime posting time, follower ratios, post frequency, filters, hashtags. All of these are essential to truly mastering Instagram. According to Vogue, there are many “rules” to Instagram for maximizing...

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