Tag: social epidemic

A Guide to Instadocumenting Your Days

We are proud citizens of the modern world. It is fitting, then, that we have a worthy way to document our fast-paced lives, to capture our most important moments and offer them up for public consumption.   Instagram has revolutionized the “capture EVERYTHING” spirit of the modern age and introduced us to the wonders of the… Read More

Instagram Deleted Accounts: the Debate Over Checkbox Censorship

Censorship is a difficult thing to regulate on the Internet, and becomes even more controversial when people’s personal beliefs are as stake. The Internet itself is not regulated; however, particular sites can choose what content they include online and what they block.   One site that has been taking stronger measures to control what is… Read More

Yoga Community Denounces Celebrity “Selfie”

There is no doubt that selfies have consumed our nation, communally and psychologically. Self-indulgent narcissism now surrounds the popular buzzword, and despite the actual implications of the social fixture, yoga communities worldwide have traded in their content, blissful serenity for backlash against Instagram-posing celebrities.   It’s true that the notion of yoga celebrity is currently… Read More

Opinion: In Defense Of Shutting Up

Be honest, dear reader. You’ve done it before.   You pop open your sleek laptop, conjure up your internet browser of choice and coast effortlessly along the ripples of your Twitter feed, browsing the plethora of articles vying for your attention. You linger lovingly over your interests, perhaps scanning the text of a recent presidential… Read More

Rashida Jones asks, “Why is Everyone Getting Naked?”

It is almost impossible these days to turn on the television or watch a music video and not see a pop star prancing about half-naked or “twerking.” Leaving anything to the imagination is becoming less and less popular, and apparently, the more skin one shows, the better. The definition of sexy seems to be objectifying… Read More

Why Our Constant Need to Share is Holding Us Back

Ever since social media became more than just popular — it is now a must for social interaction. People update the world on just about every moment of their lives. In the golden age of Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and every other platform, most of what a person does is uploaded and documented or shared with other people.… Read More