One of the silver linings from the pandemic is that people are rethinking education options and accessibility. Arizona State University (ASU), a public, taxpayer-funded university in Tempe, Arizona, officially announced a partnership with YouTube and…
Topic: social media
Twitter is another Big Tech Free Speech Hypocrite
Social media platforms and technology continue to expand more and more into our daily lives. Billions of people use social media as a source of communication, entertainment, and news. The power these sites have continues…
Howard University stands by decision to boot student over tweet
A student at Howard University, Jalen Brown, thought that his online discussion with another university student was innocuous, but intellectually honest and non-threatening. But Howard University, located in Washington, D.C., disagreed and kicked him out…
QAnon’s shady origins expose problems with social media
In October 2017, 4chan user, “Q Clearance Patriot,” claiming to have insider knowledge of the Trump administration and other high-profile politicians, made his first post on the shady internet forum. Titled “The Calm Before the…
USC offers course on how to be a social media influencer
The University of Southern California (USC) offers a college course on training to become a social media influencer, or a paid spokesperson on social media. NBC News profiled class members and highlighted how the influencer…
University of Washington-Tacoma Professors Developing a Social Media Tool to Detect Anti-Immigrant Tweets
Two professors at the University of Washington-Tacoma are developing a social media tool which will detect anti-immigrant and misogynistic tweets on Twitter.
University of Florida Doesn’t Pay Social Media Interns, but Offers Credit
The University of Florida doesn’t pay its social media interns, but does offer internship credit.
Emoji Studies At Colorado State University
Colorado State University recently published a new social media guide for its students and organizations.
Twitter Recruited Professors to Help Create Better Conversations on Social Media Platform
Twitter is recruiting nine professors to help it create more meaningful dialogue and conversations, and avoid “echo chambers” that may have led to current political divisiveness in American politics.
Rutgers Investigating Professor’s Anti-Semitic Social Media Posts
Professor Michael Chikindas’s allegedly anti-Semitic social media posts are being investigated for potentially violating Rutgers University’s anti-discrimination policies.