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Friends, photos and an instant filter

When Rayna Edels downloaded Instagram she thought, like most apps, it would fade out.Continue...

Instant gratification on social media is harming in-person relationships

As humans, social connection has always been our lifeline.Continue...

How ‘Erased by FEAS’ is uniting the voices of BIPOC Engineering students

The ‘Erased by FEAS’ Instagram account was launched on July 10, detailing experiences of systemic violence and discrimination in Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS).Continue...

Our modern obsession with poetry is only growing

Given the recent mainstream popularity of poets like Rupi Kaur, it’s no secret that there’s been a poetry revival over the last few years.Continue...

Social media threatens the art of doing nothing

Think about the last time you did nothing. I don’t mean scrolling through your phone mindlessly, or half-watching Netflix—I mean doing absolutely nothing.Continue...

How to make social media a positive force in your life

Social media can be a useful tool for keeping in contact with your family, completing schoolwork, and staying on top of the latest news. But if you overdo or misuse it, social networking sites can also have serious ramifications on your mental health.Continue...

Breaking down the Finsta phenomenon

Instagram has become such a popular social platform having one account isn’t enough—these days, you need a fake one too.Continue...

Social media influencers set a dangerous precedent for healthy eating

The average Instagram athlete curates their daily posts like a diet: they’re around 34 per cent training tips, 19 per cent lengthy motivational posts, 47 per cent healthy recipes, and they show no sign of anything resembling real life.Continue...

Ova easy: Why an egg is Instagram's most-liked photo

On Sunday night, over 30 million people tapped their Instagram like buttons to propel a small, orange egg to Internet superstardom. The situation makes no sense, but nonsensical Internet news isn’t anything out of the ordinary by now.Continue...

Are our phones listening to us?

The idea that everyone with an electronic device is under surveillance has circled mainstream society since George Orwell's 1984 .Continue...

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