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Social Media vs Real Life

A woman on a romantic date in a restaurant

Raquel Ramirez

October 12, 2016

For Sara Gobrial, a political science major and her boyfriend Daryer Jones, public health major, they made a compromise about social media and their relationship. “Social media did cause problems," Gobrial said. "In the beginning of the relationship I would get upset because he wouldn’t ...

To like, or not to like: how social media affects self-esteem

Chuck Todd color illustration of a man trying his best to run away from a whirlwind of Facebook logos. (Bay Area News Group/MCT)

Jamie Perez

March 17, 2015

Social media is a prominent form of communication, and it gives us entertainment with other posts, pictures and updates. As we scroll through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds, we choose to either "like" or ignore what others post. Considering most people in this generation have some form of s...

CSUN On Point: March 10th, 2015

CSUN On Point: March 10th, 2015

Kyle Ghafouri

March 13, 2015

Like Our Page: Marketing in the Digital Age On Point reports on the rise in spending for marketing and advertising on social media. Guests: Kristen Walker, Dustin Peterson

Yik Yuck: A look into the anonymous app

Yik Yak allows college students to anonymously post messages about their anxieties, complaints and general observations. (Photo courtesy iTunes App Store/TNS)

James Fike

March 4, 2015

Freedom is something that is very important to Americans. Along with the right to bear arms, freedom of speech is what makes this country great, but is there such a thing as too much freedom? Freedom is something that is often misunderstood and often abused. Yik Yak is a great example of this abuse....

Racist memes are no laughing matter

Illustration by Julie Salvaterria/Contributor

Whitney Shepard

March 6, 2014

Life shouldn’t be taken too seriously and we should all be able to laugh at ourselves, right? After all, the most successful comedians have made a career out of laughing at their pain. Kevin Hart, one of the decades’ most popular comedians, debuted with his 2011 stand-up film “Laugh At My Pain.” But some topics shoul...

Facebook users do not like oversharing, studies show

A.J. Circhirillo

February 18, 2014

Marissa Guerrero, junior communicative disorders for speech language pathology major, rarely updates her Facebook activity. She deactivated her account for nearly a year before she resurrected it to stay connected with her sorority sisters. “I don’t like sharing my personal information. I’d...

The State of Social Media: the Internet’s future is in photo

The State of Social Media: the Internet's future is in photo

Jonathan Nelson

February 5, 2014

In 1968 a shy, gaunt artist named Andy Warhol wrote: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Had Warhol survived to witness the “selfie,” Facebook and Youtube, he would undoubtedly feel very smug. In a New York Times article about Twitter, and social media in general, technology rep...

Four up and coming social media sites you have never heard of

Thumb lets you ask questions and give feedback on the little things that can cause a quandary in every day life.

SheDaye Brown

February 5, 2014

College students are usually up to date with all the latest social media fads. We’ve all heard of Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Reddit and Twitter — just to name a few. Posting photos and updating statuses has become a hobby, likes and retweets are a competition and hashtags are a part of daily vo...

Alumni advise students about the importance of social media

Alumni advise students about the importance of social media

Abigaelle Levray

December 5, 2013

A packed room at the University Student Union (USU) listened as a panel of CSUN alumni shared their knowledge of social media and its presence in their professional lives. The “Noise of Social Media” event was hosted by the Career Center and the Alumni Association for the second year in a row. Last year, the event was hosted six times. This year, they intend on ...

Creator of hit MTV show ‘Catfish’ shares his life experiences

Creator of hit MTV show 'Catfish' shares his life experiences

Clarissa Perkins

November 14, 2013

Applause and the flash of cameras welcomed Nev Schulman, the star of the documentary Catfish and the subsequent MTV series Catfish: The TV Show, to the stage of the fully capacitated Northridge Center in the USU on Wednesday night. Using a series of anecdotes, personal photos and internet memes Schulm...

Coachella opening weekend 2013

Cynthia Gomez

April 12, 2013

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#thisweek @csun Social Media Recap

Benjamin Andrews

March 24, 2013

A look at people, news and events at Cal State Northridge that made a splash on social media this week. [View the story "#thisweek @CSUN - 3/24" on Storify]#thisweek @CSUN - 3/24A look at people, news and events at Cal State Northridge that made a splash on social media this week.Storified by Daily Sun...

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