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The power and viability of social media as a tool to change narratives altogether have changed and this has occurred throughout the watershed election of 2016. A sharp discontinuity can be observed which has forced us to question- how much exactly of our life’s decisions are now being unassumingly affected by data, codes, and algorithms? It all began when revenue generation in the form of...

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As with many post-Soviet states, Ukraine has experienced a tumultuous existence. Leaders pledging allegiance to the European Union and Russia fought multiple elections, exchanging victories and constantly changing foreign policy. However, from Petro Poroshenko to Viktor Yanukovych, there was one common thread binding all Ukrainian politicians- corruption. Of course, corruption is not a Ukrainian problem. From democracies like India to large swathes of pseudo-authoritarian regimes...

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Meme culture has grown rapidly in the 21st century. From the political to the historic to even entertainment, no sphere of life has been spared by this, a unit of cultural information spread largely through social media. Pictures, videos, vines, gifs; they come in many forms. The origins of the meme lie in a book about evolutionary biology by Richard Dawkins, but the online version...

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2018

Journalism had proclaimed the year of 2017 as the year of ‘fake news’, as the ominous quote, “Democracy dies in darkness” became its newspaper slogan. It was also marked by society becoming interested again in the mainstream media outlets, as there was a significant increase in subscriptions and page views. Donald Trump’s “covfefe” became the major news story (something which is mainly occupied by serious...

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Writing a catchy headline has always been considered a skill, it should attract as many readers as possible. It is considered as a golden rule in journalism. However, in this age of digital progress, clickbait has acquired the synonym of online journalism. The word is used pejoratively to describe headlines that are often misleading. It refers to sensationalised news that tempts to click on the...

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This contemporary age can rightly be called the "Age of Digitalisation". Never in the hitherto existing history of human civilisation have humans been so closely interlinked. Many call it a cure, many call it a boon but the reality remains that in the present times, everyone has their presence in the digital world of the Internet. The society has turned to this development so fast...

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Geometry has evolved through time and now, can be given the shape of art. Today’s artists use various shapes, angles, and lines to give shape and definition to their art. This type of art, blended with math, is generally referred to as Op Art or Optical Art. Katy Ann Gilmore, a master’s graduate in fine arts created an optical art in the Snell Engineering Centre on Northeastern...

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Embracing our instagrammable selves

Embracing our real selves is something which we have forgotten today, in the world of social media. Photos show our life as we want it to be, rather than what it is. When Tara Westover graduated a decade ago from Brigham Young University, she posted on Facebook three smiling photographs, one where she stood alongside her mother and father. The photo shows her as a happy...

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Healthcare and networking

Healthcare system has been flooded with opportunities since the onset of social networking privileges throughout the world. It allows organisations to build connections, share discoveries, and develop credibility as thought leaders. Through platforms like Twitter and Facebook, physicians and health systems are able to share relevant health alerts, receive patient feedback, and bolster their brand with a focus on creating trust. By communicating with patients...

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