Tag: Twitter

Flooding in Plantation just north of Broward Blvd. in the area of NW 46th Ave. on Monday, November 9, 2020. Tropical Storm Eta brought heavy rain and high winds to South Florida. (Photo courtesy of Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

Tropical Storm Eta closes Broward County schools and forces students to move back to at-home eLearning

On Monday, Nov. 1, tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings were issued throughout Honduras and Nicaragua as the slow-moving Tropical Storm Eta started to approach. Shelters had to be set up in El Salvador and Costa Rica, while people in Panama and Guatemala were […]

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Graphic by Madison Lenard

Cancel culture becomes society’s prominent form of online public shaming

Cancellations are an aspect of daily life; television shows get canceled when they no longer bring in good ratings, plans get canceled when one or more parties can no longer attend and concerts get canceled when singers are feeling under the weather or are injured. […]

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Graphic by Darian Williams

Trending on the internet: week of April 20

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MSD administration encourages students to participate in ‘Toilet Paper Challenge’

MSD administration encourages students to participate in ‘Toilet Paper Challenge’

On Wednesday, April 15, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Twitter account put out a video challenge, encouraging MSD students to participate.  The video’s caption read, “Can you spare a square? We challenge you to the Toilet Paper Challenge. Retweet with a video of how […]

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Twitter generates loud, graphic and public outrage. Graphic by Leah Ronkin

Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Twitter is a social media site that took the world by storm. The premise was simple: 140-character messages sent out for anyone to read and respond. It distilled social media down to its barest bones. It was quick and to the point. Twitter did not […]

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Dislike buttons are not beneficial towards social media users. Photo by Brianna

Social media should not include a dislike button option

Social media is full of posts and opinions. From graduation photos to posts memorializing those who have passed away, social media has been a platform for users to express opinions and ideas. Whether it is through photos, videos or text, a user’s inner thoughts and […]

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Graphic by Darian Williams

Trending on the internet: week of Jan. 20

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"Anne with an E" promotional poster provided by Netflix.

Fans fight for shows renewals via Twitter

Social media has a very strong impact on all aspects of media and show cancellations is a perfect example of this. Recently, Canadian classic and Netflix show “Anne with an E” aired their last episode and announced that it was their final season. While the […]

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and other social media executives will be speaking with congressional committees this week. (Rolf Vennenbernd/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Big tech companies face pressure to cease political ads

Big tech is getting bigger. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the digital economy made up 6.9% of the total GDP of the United States, a rate that is constantly growing. Yet as digital technology and media take up more and more of the […]

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Teens are using Twitter as their main news outlet

Teens are using Twitter as their main news outlet

Compared to those raised in past generations, teens today are receiving their news from modern resources in unimaginable ways. Modern news must have modern ways to reach the public. From newspapers to broadcast radio, news and how it is reported has evolved drastically. “[In high […]

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