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 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 Crystal Norman | Staff Writer | Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 profiles linked to ISIS content since mid year of 2015, according to ITPRO, a business insight network. Many of the profiles that were shut down included video updates and images of ISIS’s advances to expose their military strength and create fear amongst the public, according to bbc.com. “At first, my initial thought was to say that it was right for Twitter to delete these accounts because no one wants to see that. Then again, if people don't cover stuff like that, then the public will forget about all the terror ISIS is causing, and people need to be aware,” said student Lukas … [Read more...] about Twitter vs. ISIS
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
By Brittanie Gutierrez |Staff Writer| Online trends on social media regarding social issues and topics have become more about provoking shallow interests and attention rather than creating social awareness. In my opinion, the misuse of social media in aimlessly popularizing trends can result in self-absorption, which leads to lack of awareness. “A lot of people do it for attention,” said student Jaynene Moreno. People notice hashtags and use them but pay little to no attention to the issue or topic associated with the hashtag because it is more important to fit in than to actually voice their opinions. “They use it to be cool,” said student Martha … [Read more...] about Online media trends influence social trends
By Anna Gonzales |Staff Writer| “Fifty-one percent of employers who research job candidates on social media said they’ve found content that caused them to not hire the candidate,” according to careerbuilder.com. One Texas teen, known only by her Twitter name Cella, was given a hard dose of reality when the information she posted on Twitter was found by her employer, Robert Waple, according to Daily News. “Ew, I start this f**k a** job tomorrow,” tweeted Cella. “[Business owner] Robert Waple saw the message and swiftly booted the rookie pizza maker,” according to Daily News. “No, you don’t start that FA job today! I just fired you! Good luck with your no money, no job life!” … [Read more...] about Texas teen fired over Twitter feed
By Dalal Museitef |Asst. Features Editor| Lupe Fiasco returns as anything less than a fiasco to CSUSB ears. Fiasco reels his listeners through the artistic loops of his latest album Tetsuo and Youth. The Chicago blood artist, Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, featured on rapper Kanye West's track, "Touch the Sky", and who boasted his start to become his own name. His fame then launched from having three Grammy nominations in 2006, one including Best Rap Album for Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor to being voted by GQ magazine as the Breakout Man of the Year. Fiasco's unstoppable track to success led him to release his second studio album called Lupe Fiasco's The Cool, which featured hit … [Read more...] about “Tetsuo and Youth” album review
By Ariana Cano |Staff Writer| Social media should not be limited to sharing personal quips, it should be used for creating useful and informational content. We all have different reasons for why we use social media. Expanding how you use social media can help increase public awareness on different topics others may not be as aware. You may want to post a selfie at Starbucks or tweet that you are bored at school, but also consider sharing relevant information with your followers. Many organizations are currently taking advantage of these social media outlets to connect with customers and employees. One way to connect is by using hashtags. Hashtags are an effective and … [Read more...] about Don’t get lost socializing, share facts