The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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Pitt students share high screen-time usage, worry over its increasing prevalence in their lives

By Elle Kenney, Staff Writer December 2, 2022
When Kate Ryan, a sophomore psychology major, checked her screen time on her phone, she found she had an average of over seven hours a day.
A Pitt student browses through a clothing rack.

Local vintage resellers take over social media

By Maya Valletta, Staff Writer November 10, 2022
With the pop-up market season coming to a close, vintage resellers are increasingly using social media to spread the word about their handpicked collection of stylish, uncommon pieces.
Brittany Broski speaks to a crowd of Pitt students gathered in the WPU Assembly Room on Wednesday.

‘We’re going back to Tumblr, bitch’: Brittany Broski talks pitfalls of online relatability culture, the power of fangirls

By Tanya Babbar, Staff Writer October 21, 2022
The conversation between Pitt students and social media personality Brittany Broski on Wednesday night covered everything from irony poisoning and cancel culture, to the absurd delight of A03 fanfiction.
Satire | The real villain is Linkedin

Satire | The real villain is Linkedin

By Paige Wasserman, Senior Staff Columnist August 28, 2022
Many people blame social networking sites as the main culprits of our society’s ills, but they fail to address the true villain — Linkedin.
Opinion | The creator economy can hurt users

Opinion | The creator economy can hurt users

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, Staff Columnist April 12, 2022
Social media no longer feels like a community, but instead like a platform for me to sell a filtered version of myself.
Opinion | Social media is eliminating the awkward pre-teen years

Opinion | Social media is eliminating the awkward pre-teen years

By Livia LaMarca, Staff Columnist March 17, 2022
Thanks to the wide scope and access that social media provides, the internet is slowly alleviating pre-teens of their awkward years that we all had to go through years ago.
The Pitt Athletics official instagram page keeps followers up to date on Pitt sports schedules, tickets and more.

Pitt Athletics looks to capitalize on social media through its teams’ success

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor January 27, 2022
It seems so simple — just type out a tweet, click send and fans and athletes will inevitably interact with the post. Or so one would think. Pitt’s director of social media Joe Lassi said a lot goes into each post, including strategizing how to optimize the number of engagements.
Opinion | Social media ruined Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Opinion | Social media ruined Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Ebonee Rice, Staff Columnist January 27, 2022
Social media has allowed activism to become purely performative, especially during MLK Day.
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Opinion | Instead of entertaining your baby, your baby is entertaining us

By Anita Bengert, For The Pitt News January 19, 2022
As the internet is increasingly becoming a large source of capital for many users, platforms must enforce rules for what and who can be used as content. Otherwise, social media creates a dangerous loophole in child labor laws, with the exploitation of children being one of the most popular attractions.
Opinion | Can’t wrap a pretty bow over the ugliness of social media

Opinion | Can’t wrap a pretty bow over the ugliness of social media

By Anita Bengert, For The Pitt News January 10, 2022
Traditional holidays have morphed into something unrecognizable as it's influenced by the lure of social media. Holiday presents were once a form of connection and love, but have since emerged into competition, approval and striving for perceived status. Are the holidays gone as we know it?
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