Instagram Should Remove Like and Follower Numbers to Improve Users’ Mental Health
Many Instagram users became dismayed when the number of likes on others’ posts disappeared on March 2. Instagram’s PR team rushed to Twitter to announce that this was an unintentional consequence of “testing a new experience to hide likes on Feed posts.” The numbers were restored and the world heaved a collective sigh of relief.
Vaccination Guide: What You Need to Know
Alameda County and the City of Berkeley are both administering COVID-19 vaccines free-of-charge to certain groups of people. These vaccines can greatly reduce the chances of recipients from becoming infected with COVID-19, and as a result, make those around them safer as well. Combating misinformation: Vaccines do not make their recipients sick with COVID-19, nor
Parasocial Relationships: Helpful or Harmful? It’s Complicated
Relationships, by-and-large, are two-sided: a mutual exchange of energy and support between individuals. But what happens when they’re not? Parasocial relationships are defined by Wikipedia as relationships where “viewers or listeners [of mass media] come to consider media personalities as friends, despite having limited interactions with them.” The term “parasocial relationship” was coined by sociologists
Fires and Smoke Will Have a Long Term Impact on BHS
When the smoky haze that we have all come to know too well appears over the Berkeley Hills and the same apocalyptic feeling consumes us, many Berkeley citizens come to think the same thing: “Not again.” While the Bay Area has mostly remained unscathed, smoke blown in from nearby fires in other areas has repeatedly