Articles tagged: Social Media

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Scaling the growing mountain of overconsumption

“Check out my haul from REI!” “Get dressed with me as I prepare for my hike!” “I tried tons of outdoor pants and here are the four you NEED to... Read more

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“Winner” by Conan Gray is a devastating deep dive into familial abandonment

Conan Gray's new single “Winner” takes on the form of a vulnerable declaration—this time revealing the scars dealt by an absent parent. 


Georgetown students flock to get on Flok

Flok, an anonymous social media app, has become popular among Georgetown students who use it to anonymously share aspects of life on campus.


Cartoon Apes and Digital Strippers: Craving for Community in the Pandemic Continues Through NFTs

NFTs and their associated clubs may actually provide some real benefit given our evergreen interest in socialization with other like-minded people, united through their love of cards, cats, or video games.


The Importance of a COVID-19 Science Communication “Ground Game”

As you can see, the science communication challenge in COVID-19 is immense and involves many different stakeholders. To move past the pandemic, we must have an all-hands-on-deck approach to science communication, involving people from all walks of life.

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The case of Couch Guy: what TikTok’s response says about us

“Girl, he ain’t loyal.” “It’s a red flag.” “She is fighting for her life in these comments.” The TikTok community spun out of control when a video of a girlfriend... Read more

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The D’Amelio Show: is TikTok fame all that great?

If you’re on TikTok, you probably know the app’s biggest star. In 2019, 15 year old dancer Charli D’Amelio began posting on the popular app. Two years and 124 million... Read more


How Discord unites podcasters, creators, and isolated students

As the pandemic drove an increased desire for community, Discord allowed over 140 million socially distant people to come together.


@AOC is Live Now: How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can steer local political engagement

AOC has brilliantly used Instagram to connect with and galvanize the masses on national issues. Local engagement should be spotlighted, too.


Georgetown undergrad navigates business world as a young CEO

During the pandemic, Ava McDonald (COL ’24) is growing her business and advocating for women leaders in entrepreneurship.  

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Kim Kardashian West’s 40th birthday bash backlash

Lordy, lordy, Kim K’s forty! As the days of honking car parades fade, COVID-19 birthdays have become the norm rather than the exception in the year 2020. Certainly, Kim Kardashian... Read more


Dear PWI: Students use social media to share stories of racism and bias on campus

CW: Racism When Tara Ravishankar (COL ‘22) came across various Instagram accounts telling the stories of marginalized students at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) across the country, she immediately thought of... Read more

On The Pandemic

On the Pandemic: Instagram Activism Ignores Gendered Impacts of COVID-19

"The disparity between the facile attempts at female empowerment on Instagram and the ways women’s rights are under threat demonstrates how misdirected good intentions can actually be more harmful than empowering."


American Vandal and the Art of the Mockumentary

A couple of weeks ago, a video began circulating on my Facebook news feed. It featured students in a high school all involuntarily defecating on themselves, with the caption stating... Read more


The Age of Anti-Communication

When my mom was applying for new jobs last year, she found out it is no longer customary to reply to emails. Out of the dozens of jobs for which... Read more

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Instagram’s "Crazy Jewish Mom" Is Sweeping The Nation

If my International Relations class is particularly boring or my dining hall’s taco line is taking a while, I pass the time by scrolling through my Instagram account. Lately, I’ve... Read more