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Students and faculty ‘friending’ on Facebook

It has become fairly routine practice for University of La Verne students to turn on the laptop with every intention of working on homework. Five minutes of work go by, when suddenly the status updates of their friends seem infinitely more interesting than whatever you are working on.

Phones get extravagant

Smartphones are more than all the rage, they are almost an essential part of college life. Since the first mobile phone weighing just over four pounds was created in 1973, the size and shape of mobile phones have changed dramatically.

Students, faculty clean Facebooks

The University of La Verne Career Services sponsored the “Sanitize Your Facebook” workshop.

It is time to log off

It is time to log off

Fox News recently reported that a study from Edinburgh Napier University has concluded the number of friends a person has on Facebook can be directly related to how miserable a person’s life is. After studying 200 students and their use of Facebook, the study found, “For a significant number of users, the negative effects of Facebook outweigh the benefits of staying in touch with friends and family.”

Commentary: The end of an addiction

<i>Commentary</i>: The end of an addiction

During my freshman year at ULV, I found myself using Facebook as a getaway from homework. In the middle of writer’s block, I would use keyboard shortcuts to open my Facebook homepage.

Students strive to use social networking safely

Today Facebook and Twitter dominate the world of online social networking. But this is not without inheriting the revolutionary capabilities of the outdated MySpace, which includes cases of cyberbullying, kidnapping and fraud.

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