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I tried Bumble BFF for a week. Here’s what happened

I tried Bumble BFF for a week. Here’s what happened

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

November 6, 2019

I racked up about fifty “yes” swipes to my profile, but I only made matches with about twenty people. Of my twenty matches, I messaged five people first and around seven messaged me first. 

How to become more news literate on social media 

How to become more news literate on social media 

Chas Pridgen, Copy Editor

November 4, 2019

Because things can become viral so quickly on social media nowadays, it is important to be able to parse the real from the fake. Here are a few ways to ensure that the stories you are sharing on Facebook are up to snuff. 

Opinion: Blackfishing is an Instagram trend that needs to go

Opinion: Blackfishing is an Instagram trend that needs to go

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

October 10, 2019

My issue with blackfishing is that these models are clearly mimicking my culture for clout and money, when every time I perform my culture, it’s ridiculed and sometimes even criminalized.

Yik Yak ditches anonymous feature, students react

Yik Yak ditches anonymous feature, students react

Vanessa Alva, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016

To many, social networks are primarily used to keep in touch with loved ones. Yik Yak, an app that lets users post anonymous discussion threads with others in their local area, inverted that concept. However, the app has now switched gears and is no longer completely anonymous. The app’s 5-mile radius m...

Snapchat in the picture for most popular app among millennials

Snapchat in the picture for most popular app among millennials

Dylan Malamala, Contributing Writer

June 11, 2016

Laughter can be heard from all around the table the Mercer University women’s lacrosse team occupies as it has its pregame meal. But freshman Kelly Hagerty could not help but wish she had her phone so she could Snapchat the funny moment. “Our coaches don’t let us have our phones at the table when ...

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Experience versus memory: In defense of memory

Chelsey Guy

September 10, 2014

When I was growing up, my mother always had a camera on her to take pictures. She took pictures of my first Christmas, my first steps, my first words, the first time I read a book by myself and my first, second, third and 100th day at school. She took pictures of birthday parties, weddings, celebrations,...

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Experience versus memory: In defense of experience

Caitlin Glasscock

September 10, 2014

Social media connects us whether it is from across the room or across the country. We share selfies on Instagram and accomplishments on Facebook and Twitter to provide our friends and family a simple snapshot of the important moments of our lives.However, there comes a point where you are no longer connecting...

University releases new social media guidelines

University releases new social media guidelines

clewis

February 23, 2011

Mercer released its first ever social media guidelines last week, setting official parameters for the appropriate use of online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs for university purposes. Larry Brumley, Mercer’s senior vice president for marketing communications, said the new guidelines were ...

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