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Fake news

These days, fake news has cracked open the trust that one places in a society or a community. It is inevitable to completely take out the roots of the spread of misinformation. In times of social media and internet facilities, people are easily ‘catfished’ and driven by the spread of fake news, rumour, gossips, etc. The surge of fake news is higher in case of...

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'Scrubbing' your online data

The advantages of using social media also comes with a warning sign. Breach of users’ security and identity are the common cyber issues we hear on the news every day. We put in passwords and e-mail accounts in a lot of websites, the common ones being Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We also accept the condition to store our history in those websites as ‘cookies’. A...

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terrorism

For Max Abrahms, Twitter has opened up a whole new world with regard to his research and scholarship. Abrahms, a terrorism expert and professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, has amassed nearly 40,000 followers and is quite active on Twitter. He underscores that Twitter has benefitted him in myriad ways, from networking to inspiring ideas for the classroom and his research, to opening his...

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Several Instagram users will only double-tap a post and there will be no appearance of a number of likes. The decision to hide like counts was announced last week by Instagram’s chief executive officer, Adam Mosseri.  This decision is hailed by some and criticised by another. Many brands and influencers are concerned that hiding like count will affect their marketing scheme. The users can like...

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iceland airwaves

The city of Reykjavik, Iceland, holds an annual five-day music festival for one week every fall. It becomes, quite literally, the live music capital of the whole of the Scandinavia. Caitlyn Dougher, Northeastern University student, helped a lot to organise the event. She, a music industry major, is enthusiastic about this festival. “The city lights up and people go crazy,” said Dougher.   In her last semester,...

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Unicorn Food

Instagram is full of trends which actually changes day after day. The trend of ‘Unicorn Food’ started almost two years ago; and what’s more? It is still trending! It might be because Starbucks had started ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’. From then on, it was found in everything, in toast and noodles, soups, and bagels. Is social media responsible to make this latest food popular, or any other...

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Asian Food

If you are craving Asian food at any time in your busy schedule, then Mash Pham’s elegant app will be there to rescue you. Pham is a Northeastern University graduate, who has recently launched his start-up food delivery services. It will be covering the radius of three miles of campus, delivering lunchtime to the customers. Pham went on to initiate partnerships with local Asian restaurants,...

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Social Media

Social media is one of the largest and the most important parts of today’s modern life. We create our social images through various sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Northeastern University’s ‘College of Science’, a trio of social media experts (Jeff Cutler, Lisa Van Der Pool, Todd Van Hoosear) discuss about a few regulations of these various platforms.   Firstly, the experts discuss the serious objectives of...

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