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Social media challenges gain traction amid time of social distancing

Social media challenges have been spreading like wildfire because of the mandatory stay-at-home orders Americans have been experiencing for a month and a half now in response to COVID-19. While self-quarantine may make some people feel like they are going insane, some of these social media challenges have been helping students at California Baptist University […]

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Iran situation reveals misinformation from social media users, new users

Qasem Soleimani, leader of the Iranian Quds Force, was probably not a household name until recently for most Americans, save for a few foreign policy experts and those well-acquainted with Middle Eastern affairs. But after his death from a U.S. drone strike Jan. 3 provoked tensions with Iran, Soleimani and the nation’s military have remained […]

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Instagram Acts As New ‘Business Card’ for Gaining Clients

With social media’s growing influence, business cards are no longer as essential as they used to be for new businesses. Many businesses people might never have heard of before can easily be found through Instagram searches or shared content. As a result of this more efficient alternative to business cards, some skip the creation of […]

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‘Our Action Place’ offers Christian platform

The internet can be a bit overwhelming with the amount of unfiltered content that fills timelines, but Blessings Through Action looks to create a “safe place” for Christian users on the internet with a new social media platform, “Our Action Place.” “Our Action Place” was created by Blessings Through Action’s founder Elaine Beck. Similar to […]

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Social media accountability is a powerful tool

Looking at society today, Americans have nearly too much access to the lives of those in the limelight. Romance, scandals, triumphs or failures: Social media’s immediate, easy access to information has caused many an uproar all across the globe, and rightfully so. Within the past decade, numerous scandals have popped up all over the internet […]

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High use of technology can cause harmful mental states

In today’s day and age, smartphones have become tools on which many people rely. From being alarm clocks to bankers or personal assistants, “Siri,” smartphones are continuously used for more than just communication. As Apple begins to show users how much time they have spent on his or her phone a day on its “Screen […]