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Does social media help or hurt our generation?

Does social media help or hurt our generation?

Social media is a central force in most people’s daily lives, whipping up constant discussion about its efficacy and volatility and the long-lasting effects it has on users. With competing studies linking social media to depression and anxiety while others connect it to resiliency and emotional intelligence, is social media good or bad? “For me, it was a great form […]

by Amanda Woodrow· · News
Syed Sohail, owner of The Prep Guy blog and Ryerson student. (image courtesy of

Syed Sohail: Ryerson’s next big blogger

Syed Sohail is a triple-threat: a social media guru, blogger and soon-to-be Ryerson marketing graduate.

by Nadia Khamsi· · Arts & Life
Founder of Body 365, Mikael Melo, photographed for his campaign. (Courtesy of Body 365/Instagram)

Instagram campaign shows true beauty of Ryerson students

Determined to portray bodies in their true unedited selfs, one student has started a photo campaign that advocates for body positivity.

by Tawanna Hyman· · Arts & Life
Users can upload their nude images to Facebook and flag them as ‘non-consensual’. (Photo by Natasha Hermann)

Facebook wants your nudes

The social media giant is launching a pilot project that encourages users to send their intimate photos to the company in an effort to prevent online revenge porn. To preemptively stop a potential nude leaker, users can give their photos to Facebook via messenger and tag the photo as a non-consensual file. Facebook will digitally track the photo with metadata technology to prevent others from uploading the image.

by Michelle McNally· · Arts & Life
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Twitter just got larger with 280 characters

If you’re an avid tweeter, then you probably already heard about Twitter’s most recent upgrade – a doubling of its character count from 140 to 280.  

Twitter, a social app, gives users the ability to express their thoughts or “tweet,” and has been up and running since 2006.

by Sade Lewis· · News, Off Campus
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