The ViewPoint

Episode 1: Social Media, Fortnite, AllenTV, and More!

Episode 1: Social Media, Fortnite, AllenTV, and More!

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Hawkcast, Top Stories

The Viewpoint staff is beginning to dabble in podcasts. Our goal is to bring people a view of students' lives here on campus. Our first episode features Allen Anderson, host of Allen TV, basketball star, and social media guru. This Hawkcast is hosted by Hunter Bergman, Web Developer and Reporter, a...

Snapchat? Twitter? Millennials aren’t that interested

September 29, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) All millennials are hooked on social networks like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram, right? Maybe not, according to survey results recently published by investment firm Battery Ventures. The findings, which came from an Ipsos poll conducted online in August from a s...

Most Teens Rely On Smartphones To Go Online, Study Finds

Most Teens Rely On Smartphones To Go Online, Study Finds

April 9, 2015


Filed under National

By David Pierson Los Angeles Times (TNS) Think teenagers are always glued to their phones? A new research report says you’re right. A survey of more than 1,000 teens found 92 percent of them go online daily and 24 percent of them go online “almost constantly.” The preferred method was smart...

Here’s How To Pick An Heir For Your Facebook Account

Here’s How To Pick An Heir For Your Facebook Account

February 12, 2015


Filed under National

By Brittny Mejia Los Angeles Times (TNS) Facebook is making it easier for your account to live on even after you die. The social networking site Thursday introduced a feature in the U.S. that allows people to essentially will their accounts to a family member or friend who can manage their account when th...

Stop Taking Selfies

Stop Taking Selfies

Joe Lose

October 31, 2014


Filed under Campus, Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Seriously.  Enough already.  Selfies aren't cute or cool.  In fact, the word itself makes me want to yarf.  I think one of two things when I see a picture you've taken of yourself and post it on social media... 1)  You have no real friends.  Why else would you have to take a picture of yourself...

Yik Yak, The New Social Media

Yik Yak, The New Social Media

Jackson Miller, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2014


Filed under Campus, Technology

Yik Yak has come to Norfolk and to the phones of some Northeast Community College students.  The year old, anonymous Twitter-like social media smart phone app has steadily gained in popularity and caused some controversy across the country. The difference between Yik Yak and Twitter is that Yik Yak...

Professor Who Lost University Job Offer Lashes Out At School Administrators

October 9, 2014


Filed under National

By Jodi S. Cohen Chicago Tribune (MCT) Controversial professor Steven Salaita, who lost his job offer from the University of Illinois after criticizing Israel on social media, lashed out at university administrators Monday for overreaching in their decision not to hire him. Salaita, in a wide-ranging,...

In The Digital Age, What’s Old Is New Again For Some

In The Digital Age, What’s Old Is New Again For Some

April 17, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Maria Recio McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Ralph Nader looks like the original geek. Intense, driven, focused on detail, slightly disheveled, the consumer advocate and former presidential candidate has a large electronic footprint on the Internet and social media. ...

Social Media: Fun AND Idiotic

Joe Lose, Writer

April 5, 2014


Filed under Columns

It's no secret the vast majority of Americans are on Facebook and/or Twitter.  Other than those main two, there's a multitude of other social media tools that let everyone see your stupid selfies and read all about your ridiculous boyfriend or girlfriend troubles.  Social media isn't all bad, though....

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

Social Media Thanked For Helping Oscars Achieve Audience Gold

March 4, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The TV ratings were up, but some people wondered if Ellen DeGeneres #overdidit with all the #socialmedia at the #Oscars2014. Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards telecast on ABC broke with tradition and reverse-engineered itself for the Twitter gen...

One Man’s Opinion: Smart Phone? You’re Dumb.

Joe Lose, Writer

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns

Take a look around you.  Go out to the mall, a bar, restaurant, anywhere.  I guarantee more than half the people you see have their heads down staring at their phones.  Whether they are playing flappy bird or texting someone on the other side of the mall doesn't matter.  They're not taking note of...

Hard Rock Casino Sioux City Gaining Community Support

Hard Rock Casino Sioux City Gaining Community Support

Nicole Winters, Reporter

March 3, 2013


Filed under Local News

The bidding war for Hard Rock Sioux City is gaining momentum in popularity within the community. KTIV reported that social media has been a huge help in engaging people into the project. All three casinos have been using pinterest, twitter, You Tube, and especially facebook to gain community support. So...

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