Social media connects, harms self-esteem at the same time

By Daniel Gonzalez ASST SPREAD EDITOR Liking Facebook posts, tweeting, commenting and uploading photos are all part of social media networks used around the world. Social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram create opportunities for users to either improve or damage their self-esteem. “The positives of (us- ing social media) are when people […]

Pop culture impacted by worldwide YouTube sensations

California Baptist University students are no exception to the global phenomenon that is YouTube. YouTube plays a particularly major role in the lives of young adults, as its diversity heavily impacts modern pop culture. “Going to the store is one of my favorites; it’s just so ridiculous,” said Jared Overstreet, sophomore biology major. The video […]

Instagram adds video to keep up with social media trend created by Vine app

Instagram, a popular photo-sharing and social networking app on the market since 2010, launched a new video feature allowing users to share stories up to 15 seconds in length. Thephenomenon seems to be a direct response to the new video-sharing app Vine, which was launched by Twitter in early 2013, and quickly became the premiere […]

Evolving social networks allow students to explore new mediums to stay connected

In the past few years, there has been a transition between frequently used social networking sites, including Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Instagram. From 2005 to 2009, Myspace was a big hit, but many deleted, or stopped using, their Myspace accounts when Facebook became the new trend. Madison C. Boyd, freshman psychology and sociology double major, […]

Apple impresses with iWorld

MacWorld 2013, held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in San Francisco, Calif., featured promising new technology for Apple fanatics. The Moscone Center West’s Expo Hall had over 250 exhibition booths with an estimated 25,000 attendees. Winning the Best of Show awards this year were the: Belkin Thunderstorm, Blue Nessie, iStopMotion2, Double Robotics Double, Fujitsu ScanSnap […]