Social Media

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Youth social media usage must be overseen by parents for safety


“I’m sorry for everything you’ve all gone through,” said Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, to parents attending the Online Child Safety Hearing on Jan.

Social media driven overconsumption harms BHS youth


Due in large part to social media, consumer culture is on the rise. Nowadays, many social media users feel like they have to participate in every trend that emerges, caused by a fear of missing out.

The Social Media Experience Across Genders

The Jacket surveyed a sample of 368 students to explore the role of gender in the perception of social media among teens. Additionally, interviews gave students a space to share their views on social media and how it affects them personally.

With the increased dependency on screens for school and homework, many students

Community Struggles With Increase In Social Media and Screen Time


Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a prevalent increase in screen time and social media usage. Students spend hours on Zoom classes doing homework, thoughtlessly checking social media, and watching Netflix.

Shock Marketing on Social Media Has Gone Too Far


Women belong in the kitchen.  Now that I have your attention with a shocking lede, it’s time to talk Burger King and the rise of viral marketing.

“Super Straight” Is an Invalid Sexuality Rooted in Transphobia


Straight male fragility is a forever fighting force to be reckoned with. The latest battle has to do with a brand new “sexuality” started on an online forum called “Super Straight.” The term Super Straight is an excuse for blatant transphobia and the devalidation of the LGBTQ+ community and shouldn’t be recognized as a valid

During the boycott, Amazon

Amazon Boycott Serves as an Ineffective Stand Against Corporation’s Power


Billions of dollars fill Amazon’s coffers each year. Jeff Bezos only recently ceded his seat as the richest person on Earth to Elon Musk, and the company’s stock trades for upwards of three thousand dollars per share.

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.

Performative Social Media Activism is Largely Unproductive


Social media activism has seen a massive increase in popularity and relevance during the past months, starting in the summer of 2020. Given the undeniable power of online movements, this is overall a great achievement.