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Facebook, Google drop out of top 10 ‘best places to work’ list

Facebook, Google drop out of top 10 ‘best places to work’ list

MCT Campus

December 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Big tech companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, long seen as some of the world’s most desirable workplaces offering countless perks and employee benefits, are losing some of their shine. The Silicon Valley companies dropped out of the Top 10 “best places to work...

TikTok music-video app gets national security review

TikTok music-video app gets national security review

MCT Campus

November 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. government has launched a national security review of the popular music-video app TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance Inc., according to a person familiar with the investigation. Beijing-based ByteDance bought Musical.ly two years ago for almost $1 billion to me...

Facebook launches Portal TV in new streaming television push

Facebook launches Portal TV in new streaming television push

MCT Campus

September 19, 2019

Facebook on Wednesday took another step in its efforts to gain a piece of the home video-communications market by taking the wraps off of Portal TV, a new set-top box for streaming TV programs and video chats. In a company blog post, Facebook said that Portal TV will cost $149; they’ll be shipped N...

‘Snitch-tagging’ destroys any subtlety that was left on Twitter

‘Snitch-tagging’ destroys any subtlety that was left on Twitter

April 2, 2019

First came Twitter. Then came Twitter fights. Then came Twitter passive aggression: Insults that don’t explicitly identify the person being criticized are so pervasive they have a name, the subtweet. Now that subtlety is being punctured by a rising Twitter behavior — snitch-tagging. A snitch-...

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

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

March 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. ...

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