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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?
Offbeat | ​​Taking the I out of phone— Ways to step away from social media and technology in general

Offbeat | ​​Taking the “I” out of phone— Ways to step away from social media and technology in general

By Jillian Rowan, Staff Writer November 8, 2021
In this week’s installment of Offbeat, Staff Writer Jillian Rowan offers ways to be more present in real life if you are suffering from the social media slump.
Opinion | Despite the findings of the Facebook Files, we can still use Facebook and Instagram

Opinion | Despite the findings of the Facebook Files, we can still use Facebook and Instagram

By Talia Spillerman, Staff Columnist October 10, 2021
As long as we recognize that our online communications serve our own interests as well as benefit companies, we can still use Facebook or any other online platform. 
Charli and Dixie DAmelio arrive at iHeartRadios Z100 Jingle Ball 2019 Presented By Capital One on December 13, 2019 in New York City.

Opinion | The D’Amelios’ fame is built around appearing ordinary

By Talia Spillerman, For The Pitt News September 19, 2021
The reality of both the American dream and TikTok fame is that they are a facade.
Pitt Missed Connections is an Instagram account with the mission of putting students in contact with a person they wish they had spoken to. An anonymous Pitt student created the account after Pitt shut down due to the pandemic.

Editorial | Our eight favorite Pitt-related social media accounts

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 17, 2021
From those who find beauty in trash, to animal lovers, to those looking to take back a fumbled interaction in a dorm elevator, there’s something for everyone on this list. 
Opinion | How to use the news to solve problems

Opinion | How to use the news to solve problems

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist September 14, 2021
An emphasis on less breaking news and more thorough, nuanced journalism will reduce stress and allow us to take more efficient steps to address some of the world’s biggest problems.
Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist September 7, 2021
Many people’s current reactions to the crises we face range from only mildly helpful to actively counterproductive.
Opinion | The rise in left-wing antisemitism is dangerous and unacceptable

Opinion | The rise in left-wing antisemitism is dangerous and unacceptable

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist May 26, 2021
I wonder if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a touchy subject to Americans because of the antisemitism that runs deep throughout American and world history.

VIDEO: WOTS – Let’s (Tik)Talk About TikTok!

March 5, 2020

This week, we went around campus and asked students what they think about the popular new social media app TikTok, and how it should be utilized on college campuses. Spoiler alert: Pitt Dining's TikTok...

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