Social media nowadays can be very toxic and time-consuming. People find themselves having to post every day and spend a lot of time on apps such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Reduce the constant use of social media and let go of those habits. Let Go of The Phone A few tips on avoiding social media is to not always have a phone around. Having a phone around causes a person to lose interest in what they are doing just because that person wants to check on their social media page. Avoid using a phone when hanging out with friends and family. It’s more fun when a person can dedicate their time and energy just to the person and not the phone. According to the Pew Research Center, 79% … [Read more...] about Advice: How to avoid social media
Whether we like to admit it or not, technology has changed the way we communicate. It has allowed people to express themselves in ways that were previously not possible. But how much time do people really spend on social media? According to a study done by Digital Information World, the average person spends about 134 minutes per day on social media. This is equivalent to 2 hours and 13 minutes per day. “I am constantly using social media," said CSUSB student Amanda. "Every free minute I have, I am on social media. I would say that I spend something close to about 3 hours a day on there.” CSUSB student Jacob Hernandez also admitted to spending much of his free time on social … [Read more...] about Is Social Media Making Us More Narcissistic?
By Monica Rosales |Contributing Writer| Students look for many ways to survive school, and with modern day technology, there are millions of applications at our fingertips to keep us afloat in and outside the classroom. Beside social media app favorites, such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, we also rely on apps to maintain our organization and focus throughout the school year. Many of our phones already come programmed with a number of apps like a calendar, calculator, memo recorder and even ITunes U. “Timetable reminds me of all my assignments. I would be running around like a chicken without a head,” said student Esmeralda Aguilar. Planners are essential for the busy bee … [Read more...] about Apps students shouldn’t live without
By: Manny Sandoval | Contributing Writer The amount of time men should go between haircuts depends on the length of the cut and style. A good haircut should last a long time. But the definition of ‘a long time’ and ‘a good haircut’ seem to differ from person to person. In the winter men are much more prone to letting their hair grow out and cut their hair less often due to the colder temperatures. One might feel that a haircut every three to four weeks is too far in-between and some men may feel that is an adequate amount of time. Heres what Instagram users had to say about mens hair: https://instagram.com/p/BP_myoDFUwo/ For those who continuously keep the sides of their … [Read more...] about How Often Should Men Get Haircuts In The Winter?
By Joshua Aguilar |Staff Writer| When we share on social media, we often receive “likes” when people find our posts interesting or funny. We scroll through various timelines of fresh pictures and status updates while giving “likes.” The number of “likes” a post receives varies from person to person, but do likes actually matter? “No it doesn’t matter for me, because it’s always on the other person’s perspective,” said student, Laura Romero. “It depends if the person likes me, if I post something it’s usually for myself because I’m not worried about likes,” added Romero. The alternative perspective said that likes do in fact matter, explained student Aprale Porraz. “Yes … [Read more...] about Do Social Media “Likes” Matter?
By Estefania Torres |Asst. A&E Editor| Social media has become a significant part of our everyday lives. It has become so significant that it has unfairly become a platform for employers to evaluate an individual’s professionalism and credibility. Social media is a personal, and at the same time free space to express oneself in any way he/she chooses to express him/herself. And no company or businesses should hold it’s employees accountable for the things they post outside of work—they should not determine a person’s competence and skill off of something they are not a part of. An annual social media recruitment study shows that the percentage of employers that check employees … [Read more...] about The significance of what we post
By Sesha Sravani Chengalvala |Coyote Contributor| International students come to the US, the land of opportunity, seeking education. Ever wondered how it would have felt to fly to a foreign land all of a sudden? Let me share my whole experience with you, right from my little thought of pursuing a masters in the US to my experiences till date. Well, the road was not full of roses. Right from my childhood I knew that I had to study well and earn good grades. This is because my family has a good academic background, both my mom and dad are post-graduates. My parents are ever encouraging. Two of my uncles work in reputed companies and I have always been inspired by them. And also, … [Read more...] about Sesha’s Story
By Raequan Harrison |Staff Writer| A proposal to shutdown Internet tracking was annulled on Friday, Nov. 6. According to Rueters, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition that would have required Internet giants, such as Facebook and Google, to let consumers opt out of having their online activity tracked. The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, according to FCC.gov According to The Inquirer News, Consumer Watchdog, a lobby group, filed a petition in June with the FCC asking that it enforce the honoring of tracking requests … [Read more...] about FCC says no to “Do not Track”
By Cassie Coughlin | Staff Writer| For better or worst, social media has become a prominent aspect of college students' lives. Whether for education or socializing purposes, seldom do college students find themselves not using some form of social media in their day-to-day activities. According to the Wakefield Survey published by the Huffington Post, "99 percent of students reported having at least one digital device. While laptops were the most common (93 percent), many students now own smartphones (78 percent) and tablets (35 percent). " Whether it's the social aspect or the fact that it's easily accessible, smartphones seem to take on the role as the most used technology … [Read more...] about Social Media Has Taken Over
By Woojung Choi | Staff Writer | Is it easier to hate someone on social media? Coyotes think so, particularly if they have never met in person. Facebook users can look at a profile picture and “form an impression...and virtually no words are necessary,” according to assistant professor of communication Brandon Van Der Heide from Ohio University. Some people want to get other people’s attention largely through social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Exaggerated posts, frequent selfies, and chain letter memes and posts shared on social media may be viewed negatively by others. “Everyone hates people who tend to seek attention and show off over-actively,” stated … [Read more...] about Social media makes hating easier