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As threats against President Trump were made, Twitter put out a statement highlighting their policy against hate on the site, exposings the double standard between men and women in politics. Graphic by Marina Engler 21

Twitter displays double standard following threats against Trump

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer October 25, 2020

Following news that President Trump contracted COVID-19, many flocked to Twitter to voice their opinions and reactions. Among the millions of tweets that rolled in, there was a noticeable amount of tweets...

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,...

‘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,...

College Board cracks down on AP memes

College Board cracks down on AP memes

May 21, 2018

By Adam Wenkoff '18

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

[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...

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