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Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Celebrities contribute to incessant social media advertisements

Abby Fleming ’20

December 12, 2018

It started with a few cryptic tweets following her breakup with her fiance, SNL actor Pete Davidson, each one including the phrase, “thank u, next.” It caused a commotion, to say the least. On Twitter, fans speculated if this could be hinting at a new album title or single. They were right; a few ...

‘Roseanne’ cancelled over racist tweet

‘Roseanne’ cancelled over racist tweet

June 4, 2018

By Jack Dennison '21 ABC sitcom “Roseanne” was cancelled on May 29 after a racist tweet by lead actress Roseanne Barr. The tweet snarked at Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett's physical appearance, saying “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr apologized ...

Sexual harassment accusations prompt #MeToo social media movement

Sexual harassment accusations prompt #MeToo social media movement

November 4, 2017

Isabella Didio ’18 In light of recent accusations of sexual harassment by film producer Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag “#MeToo” has become a national tool that women are using to share their own stories of sexual abuse. The social media movement took off after actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “If you...

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

Why 280 characters is a big mistake

October 14, 2017

By Chris Andrews '18 Twitter has announced on Sept. 26 that it will be testing the number of characters for a tweet to 280 characters from the standard 140. Twitter’s reasoning was that people constantly complain about how they are not able to say everything they want in just one tweet. The company...

Twitter Announces the Discontinuance of Vine

Twitter Announces the Discontinuance of Vine

Madison Sell '18, Staff writer

October 29, 2016

By Madison Sell '18 On Oct. 27, Twitter announced its discontinuance of Vine videos, an application originally deemed one of Twitter’s “foundational acquisitions”, and an application that many Staples students are aware and fond of. James Bjorkman 18 says, “I am a constant user of vine an...

“damn daniel” storms into Staples

“damn daniel” storms into Staples

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

With the viral age in full swing, every now and then a new internet meme sensation comes to fruition. From the Harlem Shake to the ALS ice bucket challenges, social media has shown to be a powerful forum to spread funny memes. The newest, a video known as “damn daniel” has spread like wildfire an...

Vine star promposal generates retweet frenzy

Vine star promposal generates retweet frenzy

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

Yesterday, 20-year-old Vine sensation Nicholas Colletti accepted Caroline McKechnie’s ’15 social media promposal for the price of 10,000 Twitter retweets. Around 5 p.m. on Monday, McKechnie sent a direct message to Colletti on Instagram, saying, “If I get 10,000 [retweets] will U go to prom w...

The Tales of an Admitted Facebook Stalker

The Tales of an Admitted Facebook Stalker

Molly Barreca, Opinions Editor

November 8, 2011

It’s Monday, commonly the most hated day of the week. However, for some of us, Monday can only mean one thing: new pictures added on Facebook. As the bus grumbles closer and closer to my house, my anticipation bubbles over. I’ve been waiting all day for the moment when I can sprint inside, power...

[open inklinations] What are you doing during the snow day?

[open inklinations] What are you doing during the snow day?

January 11, 2011

Welcome to [open inklinations], where we give you the chance to talk freely (with limits) in the comment section.  All comments will be moderated by Inklings staff before they appear.  Feel free to share this on Facebook or tweet it on Twitter to let your friends know. According to the National Weather...

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