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Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

Instagram founders resign after clashes with Facebook ownership

October 11, 2018
Filed under News

By Alex Sprouls '19 Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are leaving the company after eight years and clashes with Facebook’s management team since it became the parent company in 2012. “I don’t expect many good changes [to Instagram] since I feel like Facebook hasn’t c...

It’s time to delete Facebook

It’s time to delete Facebook

April 10, 2018
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

By Serena Ye '20 In eighth grade, I remember hearing all of my teachers say that I probably should get a Facebook for high school. You know, for all of the clubs and events, and just to stay in the loop. But what no one told me was that I could be one of the 50 million people whose private information was stolen by Facebook . At the heart of the Facebook controversy is Christopher Wylie, a former Cambridge Analytica employee who provided details about the scandal to the New York Times and Guardian. Cambridge An...

Students face Facebook in data breach

Students face Facebook in data breach

April 8, 2018
Filed under Extended Coverage, News, Top Stories

In the recent weeks, Facebook Inc. lost nearly $60 billion in market capitalization, according to Yahoo Finance, due to the breach of about 50 million users. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is being summoned to Washington D.C. to explain how Cambridge Analytica, the data-analysis firm that helped Donald Trum...

Facebook launches new “Town Hall” feature

Facebook launches new “Town Hall” feature

March 29, 2017
Filed under Extended Coverage, Top Stories

By Maddy Sell '18 This Monday, March 27, Facebook introduced a new feature that allows users to easily follow and contact their respective state and federal representatives. The new service can be found via Facebook’s slide out menu, both on web and on mobile, and displays a list of local repres...

Students pay a price for sharing political views on Facebook

Students pay a price for sharing political views on Facebook

Sasha Narang, Staff Writer
March 4, 2016
Filed under Opinions

It’s no secret that this year's political race is tense, unpredictable and most of all, heated. While there are plenty of predictions for what is in stake, many Staples students have taken advantage of a popular social media website that was once only used for posting pictures and watching Buzzfeed...

A new “Like” on Facebook

A new “Like” on Facebook

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer
February 29, 2016
Filed under News

Facebook has recently added a new feature that allows users to share what they really think on a post. In the past, Facebook Friends have had the ability to only like a post but now, Mark Zuckerberg is introducing “Reactions,” the new “Like” button with more ways to express yourself. Luke Sa...

Birthday posts generate anxiety for Facebook users

Birthday posts generate anxiety for Facebook users

Alison Morrison, Staff Writer
March 9, 2015
Filed under Opinions

When doing the rounds of my social media websites, it’s hard to avoid the pesky notifications from Facebook indicating that your camp-friend’s-friend-you-met-once-yet-still-friended’s birthday is today. This starts the age-old conundrum of how to phrase your “happy birthday” post. Do you...

Five captions on Facebook and Instagram photos to avoid at all costs

Five captions on Facebook and Instagram photos to avoid at all costs

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer
January 21, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Some may argue that the caption is the most crucial part of any photo you post on Instagram or Facebook. Sadly, terrible captions have been plaguing social media sites since the beginning of time. With captions, the world is your oyster. Show everyone that you’re not just someone who makes pretty photos...

Never have I ever not liked a college Facebook post

Never have I ever not liked a college Facebook post

Dylan Donahue, Sports Editor
January 12, 2015
Filed under Opinions

We all know the post, letters in all caps with anywhere between three and 50 exclamation points following, with the name of a college or university proudly typed by a senior ready to share with the world their plans for next year. Some people may find them obnoxious, others annoying or inconsiderate...

Freshmen have a falling out with Facebook

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer
January 9, 2015
Filed under Features

Many Staples students – and probably a good amount of teachers, too – have scrolled through their Facebook newsfeeds until there’s nothing left to see, stalked people they don’t even remotely know and spent hours on Facebook messenger keeping up with annoying group chats. The addictiveness...

Seniors changing Facebook names

Seniors changing Facebook names

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Features

Senior year is known as the best year in high school. You get senior privileges, like parking on campus, being the oldest and most “mature” kids at the school, and the time to change your Facebook name has finally arrived. Seniors at Staples High School have the tradition to change their norm...

Instagram takes over Facebook

Instagram takes over Facebook

Claudia Chen, Sports Editor
December 9, 2013
Filed under Features

When waiting for the bus in the morning, walking in the halls during passing time, or taking breaks while doing homework, many Staples’ students tap and scroll away on their iPhones. Recently, they may have been looking through pictures of Starbucks drinks and selfies instead of new profile pictures and...

A Wild Circus of Posts: Exploring College Facebook Groups

A Wild Circus of Posts: Exploring College Facebook Groups

Chloe Baker, Staff Writer
June 3, 2013
Filed under Features

When a high school senior logs on to Facebook, there is a slim chance there won’t be a notification from their college Facebook group. Whether it’s an incoming freshman asking about which classes to take, begging for someone to room with them, or inquiring the rest of the group about what their favorite...

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