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Why I dislike Facebook

I dislike Facebook

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

October 10, 2018

Earlier this year, I was chatting with a coworker slightly younger than I was. Seeing as we enjoyed many of the same hobbies and had known each other for a while, I pulled out my phone and opened my Facebook app. Already tapping the search bar, I asked if he was on the social media platform. Much to my su...

Love in the time of social media

Dating in a time of social media.

Brett Stoeger, Broadcast Editor

February 19, 2015

It’s Valentine’s Day. Cupid hovers above a drowsy class of students, carefully deciding which two will be on the receiving end of this year’s arrows of love. A familiar scene with a contemporary twist, his bow transforms into a smartphone, he opens the Facebook application, and pokes the two young...

Misuse of social media refelcts poorly on users

Kenneth Xiong, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014

Social media supplies a whole new dimension of connection for the modern age. But the sharing of information doesn’t seem to be many people’s main concern. Social media has become an ego-driven boost for the narcissist. It’s no longer about connecting with people but more with self-interest and...

Are we giving out too much information in social media

Jason Millis, Copy editor

October 24, 2013

How many tidbits of your life did you share today before you read this week’s issue of The Clarion? Did you post a photo of your last meal on Instagram? Did you upload some pictures to your Facebook page? Did you check in to a restaurant last night on Foursquare? Did you review that same restaurant...

Social media account on campus is nothing short of unfortunate

Ryan Spoehr, Copy Editor

May 8, 2013

For much of the past year, there has been a Twitter page, not affiliated with Madison College, that has surfaced. This page posts photos, mostly unflattering, and proceeds to make inflammatory remarks about the subjects of the photos. It yields tweets and photos from some students at the college and...

Staff editorial: Don’t misrepresent yourself through social media

Clarion Editorial Board

March 5, 2013

In the digital age, nearly everything is public. Politicians and celebrities are constantly being caught with scandalous photographs, emails, text messages or voicemails. There are very few people or public figures that do not have some sort of digital or online presence, and these are the rare exceptions....

Slacktivism: an activist’s lament

Slacktivism: an activist’s lament

Sarah Weatherbee, Staff Writer

September 25, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins Oct. 1. I remember last year when the tell-tale, cryptic Facebook statuses peppered my newsfeed. Everyone appeared to be announcing where they liked to get it on. I have to admit, I had to look twice when some of my devout friends, fresh from church or Friday prayers,...

AJ bombards rivals with social media

AJ bombards rivals with social media

Aaron Miller, Clarion Staff Writer

October 12, 2011

College towns always seem to be on the trendy edge of things, and the recent rise of “boutique burger” joints has not passed over Madison. These kitschy themed restaurants – some of them chains, some local – have been edging in on the quick, casual market traditionally dominated by companies...

Clothing website offers alternative in social media age

Clothing website offers alternative in social media age

Katrina Simyab, Clarion Arts and Culture Editor

August 30, 2011

Threadless.com has found a great way to combine independent art and random t-shirts. This website is a unique online clothing store that not only promotes local artists, but makes it easy for anyone to get some of their own designs and creations into the hands of the general public. Kind of like a “Facebook”...

Newspaper to increase its web, social media efforts

Newspaper to increase its web, social media efforts

Ryan Spoehr, Clarion Editor in Chief

August 29, 2011

For the regular readers of The Clarion, they may recognize the Spoehr name from previous years. Last semester, I spent time as news editor prior to being named the editor this past May. It comes with great honor that I accept the role as editor in chief. Many around me know that I have in fact, been...

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