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X, formerly known as Twitter, faces widespread criticism
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Bye-bye birdie: Elon Musk axes Twitter in “X” rebrand

Maxine Zahler September 21, 2023

Bid Larry the Bird goodbye. On July 31, 2023, Elon Musk rebranded famous social media platform, Twitter, into “X.” Users find what’s left of the app is unrecognizable. The Tesla CEO’s long battle...

Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites among news organizations.

News outlets and readers ditch TV, use social media

Phoebe Drummond April 20, 2017

Twitter — the multi-billion dollar social media site — has quite a simple mission statement: “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.”...

In recent years, social media is commonly used by both citizens and politicians.

Citizens and politicians interacting via social media can be beneficial or futile

Linda Badaracco April 20, 2017

With political posts frequently making headlines for better or for worse, politicians’ social media communication is front and center in the public eye. As of 2014, 16 percent of registered voters...

Photograph by Gage Skidmore, obtained through Creative Commons.

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Lara Graney April 19, 2017

The hashtags. The likes. The retweets. For some social media users, Twitter is just that. But for the modern-day politician, the versatile 140-character message can be a powerful weapon, self-endorsement...

Social media has been proven to contribute to  peer pressure in teens.

Social media cleanses are beyond beneficial

Izzy Cavazzoni March 15, 2017

Six hundred million Instagram accounts. Over a billion daily active users on Facebook. Around 350,000 average tweets per minute. No matter the platform, social media’s ubiquitous presence in the daily...

Sophomores use social media to cover presidential debate

October 18, 2012

By MEGAN KELLEHER Staff Writer Experimenting with social media as a journalistic medium, sophomore journalism class members Tweeted for an assignment as they watched the first presidential debate Oct....

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