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Professions in the Digital Age

Professions in the Digital Age

By Molly Dolan, Social Media Editor

November 13, 2017


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Social media has become such an integral part of our everyday lives that it’s hard to imagine aspects of our lives without it — including our professional lives. Now, as students preparing to enter the workforce, we are faced with the growing demand of jobs revolving around social media that are...

I Guess We’re All Addicted

I Guess We’re All Addicted

By Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor

November 13, 2017


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If someone asked me whether or not I’m addicted to social media, I’d say no. When I think of social media addicts, I envision a room full of people scrolling through Instagram and messaging people on the internet, remaining completely oblivious to the fact that an actual human being is within arm’s...

InstaFamous Bobcats

InstaFamous Bobcats

By Elizabeth Hamilton, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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While everyone seems to want more and more followers on Instagram, actually having a lot can be more nuanced than one might initially think. A big criticism of the application — even from those with a lot of followers, has been an artificial depiction of a perfect life. In a time when so much seems fa...

Social Media, Internships and Everything In Between

Social Media, Internships and Everything In Between

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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Yes, the rumors are true: social media matters, and your employers are stalking you. Now more than ever, young applicants’ social media accounts are being scrutinized during the hiring process, whether it’s a full-time position or an unpaid internship. Once upon a time, our profiles used to...

Vine’s Popularity Still Reigns

Vine’s Popularity Still Reigns

By Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor

November 13, 2017


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While the once-popular Vine, a social media application on which users could post six-second video clips, was shut down in 2016, fans still continue to enjoy old Vines to this day. From the “LeBron James” vine to the “I just want to take a nap” vine, NYU students still love to reminisce over...

Behind the Scenes of Viral Content

Behind the Scenes of Viral Content

By Emma Hernando, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


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How much thought did you put into the last thing you retweeted, shared or direct messaged? Odds are that in the split second between seeing content and sharing it, you didn’t consciously think of all the factors that went into that. Most people would assume that they click on content simply becau...