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 Marlyn Rodriguez |Managing Editor| In the 21st century we are surrounded by the internet and a multitude of ways to interact with the world around us. One of those ways is through social media, which includes sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many others. These sites help us stay up to date on information such as news about events taking place all around the world. Social media also serves to keep us connected with friends and family that we probably wouldn't connect with otherwise. However, is using social media helping us as much as we think it is? Just like using Facebook can help us to keep us in touch, it can also be a hindrance because many become glued … [Read more...] about Social Media: Benefit or Hindrance