Social media

Exploring mental health and illness through social media

While social media can generate critical discussion about mental health and mental illness, it can also lead many to self-diagnose and make people with mental illnesses feel misrepresented.Continue...

Casual Instagram is back—and it’s a breath of fresh air

I’ve grown accustomed to the performativity of Instagram.Continue...

Social media shouldn’t be our primary way of engaging with current events

In 2020, 90 per cent of American millennials got their news from popular social media platforms.Continue...

There's more value in discussing your ideas than posting them online

Our personal and public lives have separated as we unwaveringly press forward into the digital age.Continue...

It's up to all of us to stop online bullying

Cyberbullying is on the rise. More parentsacross the world are reporting their children being cyberbullied.Continue...

Instagram activism isn’t performative, you’re just not putting in the work

Instagram’s previously apolitical feed is long gone, and you’ll be noticed for choosing to ignore it.Continue...

We are all imperfect when it comes to media literacy—let’s acknowledge it

Media literacy—the practice of critically evaluating all kinds of media and understanding how it shapes our lives—is a learned skill no one can expect to wield perfectly all the time.Continue...

Instant gratification on social media is harming in-person relationships

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

Snapchat Spotlight gives TikTok a run for their money

In the 2010s, Snapchat was one of the defining social media platforms. Popularizing filters, stories, and streaks, Snapchat quickly grew to be one of the favourite social media apps for teens and young adults.Continue...

‘Cancel culture’ is an imperfect step toward necessary change

The time to hold people accountable is now.Continue...

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