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Review: Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” is a hard-hitting eye-opener on our relationship with social media

A student scrolls on their phone.

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2020

The film excels at making you question your own relationship with social media and advises critical thought on how you’re actually using it.

How to become more news literate on social media 

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. 

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. 

Mercer students create first-ever 'community media app'

Mercer students create first-ever 'community media app'

Marin Guta

March 4, 2015

Two Mercer sophomores have created an app that’s poised to challenge some of the biggest titans in social media, such as Facebook. After spending months cooped up in their dorm rooms creating app prototypes and forming a concrete business plan, John Christiansen and Chirag Datta have created what t...

University releases new social media guidelines

University releases new social media guidelines

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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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