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The Psychology of Facebook

Emma Muro, Staff Writer
February 15, 2013
Filed under Features

  It’s a typical Sunday night for the average Staples student, sitting on his or her computer, just finishing up his or her homework, taking a casual stroll along his or her news feed. Picture after picture flashes before him or her, each familiar face accompanied by 100-200 likes. It’s time t...

Twitter vs. Facebook: Have Tweets Surpassed Status Updates?

Twitter vs. Facebook: Have Tweets Surpassed Status Updates?

Joe Greenwald, Web Sports Editor
November 28, 2012
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Isaac Stein’s of the world are a dying breed. Few active members of Facebook participate in the action known as “Writing a Status”, and even fewer care to write something worthwhile. The constitution of Facebook Statuses is deteriorating so much that people have been hacking onto each other’s...

Facebook and the 2012 Election

Facebook and the 2012 Election

Cadence Neenan, Staff Writer
November 19, 2012
Filed under News, Top Stories

Every four years, Facebook begins to become a political battleground. As students begin to educate themselves on both sides of the election, arguments of opposing political views can become heated. And as the election results are announced, arguments can boil over. However, political positions and...

Guess Who? The Story Behind Senior Facebook Names

One of the many senior names

Caroline Rossi, Web A&E Editor
September 22, 2012
Filed under Features

It’s that time of year again. School is back in full gear, students are strapping in for the year ahead. For seniors, this means many things, including one of the most important back-to-school traditions: changing your Facebook name. Come early September, it doesn’t take long before your entire...

Students Indifferent Toward Recent Facebook IPO Holding

Ben Reiser, Managing Editor
May 31, 2012
Filed under News

Although it’s pretty rare to overhear financial discussions at Staples outside of economics class, there has been talk about the latest economic news affecting everyone’s favorite social network: Facebook. When Facebook was launched in 2004, it was privately-held, or owned by an exclusive number...

Awkward Moments: Students, Parents Learn to Coexist on Facebook

Bailey Ethier, Staff Writer
April 13, 2012
Filed under Arts

Parents have always embarrassed their kids. Going to the movies, that dreaded moment when parents show your baby pictures to your friends, and hearing shouts from the stands calling you BP when your name is Bailey, are some things teenagers typically try to avoid. Yet teenagers might as well get used...

Facebook: We’ve Got Better Things to Do

Callie Ahlgrim, Staff Writer
March 16, 2012
Filed under Opinions

I’m not going to sit here and spew all the reasons why I dislike Facebook. That would be boring and ineffective, and you wouldn’t waste your time reading this article. Also whom am I kidding; even I will never stop checking it every 40 minutes. I admit, it has its ups and downs. Obviously it’s...

Facebook: We’re Always Connected

Rose Propp, Staff Writer
March 16, 2012
Filed under Opinions

It was in eighth grade when I discovered the blue-bannered beauty that would provide me hours of entertainment. It began with begging my dad to let me get one, which required him to turn off the parental controls on my new MacBook. It wasn’t easy, but he finally caved. I typed in www.facebook.com...

Facebook Introduces New Profile, Timeline

Facebook Introduces New Profile, Timeline

December 20, 2011
Filed under News

Alexandra O’Kane ‘13 Social Media Specialist In the past few days, Facebook users have been noticing some major changes to Facebook. When clicking on certain Facebook profiles, users are surprised to see one huge picture, followed by a smaller profile picture and then a timeline of events on t...

Free Pick: Students Rally Support For Pickering Through Facebook

Ned Hardy and Cheyenne Haslett, Web A&E Editor and Web News Editor
November 19, 2011
Filed under News, Top Stories

The “Free Pick” Facebook group written about in the following article is, at the time of publication, an open group. Since it is a public domain, Inklings reserves the right to directly quote from the group. WARNING: This article contains explicit language and chronicles verbal exchanges that may be ...

The Tales of an Admitted Facebook Stalker

The Tales of an Admitted Facebook Stalker

Molly Barreca, Opinions Editor
November 8, 2011
Filed under Opinions

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...

A Status Update on Facebook Haters

A Status Update on Facebook Haters

Ellie Mann, Staff Writer
October 13, 2011
Filed under Opinions

Facebook changes its format and hell breaks loose. Within minutes of the alterations, enraged teenagers are already broadcasting their disgust (via Facebook) about the new format. Keep this in mind: Facebook is free.  One is not required to pay a penny to activate an account.  However, some...

My Status on College Facebook Statuses

My Status on College Facebook Statuses

February 16, 2011
Filed under Opinions

It’s a special moment of any applicant’s life. Their post of “UNIVERSITY OF COLLEGE 2015!!” is met with many happy comments telling them “Congrats!” and “Knew you could do it!” from family and friends. They know where they’ll be going to study post-high school, and they want everyone to share in their jo...

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