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True Human Connection Doesn’t Come from an App

Madison TandyMy strongest relationships—the ones that truly matter—haven’t been impacted by the social media epidemic facing society. These people that mean the most to me are the ones I can count on ten fingers. These people are my support system, my encouragers, the people that will correct me when I’m wrong, are always truthful with me, and only want to see the very best happen for me.

Outside of these special “ten,” there are relationships in my life that have been or are currently negatively affected by social media.…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 06, 2019

Social Media, Social Plague

Jacob Hall HeadshotSocial Media – a globalized platform that provides the power for every individual to have a magnified voice, inflicting their opinions on the rest of the world. This media device transcends any past media platforms as it combines social, political, and monetary influence in user’s posts. These institutional vehicles such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook personify a false sense of reality, giving the illusion that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the same quality of life. Unrealistic standards are created in each post as such are…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 29, 2019

The Future Price of Unpopularity

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The bed vibrates, jolting her awake. The soles of her bare feet press against the cold wooden floor, as she submits to the urgency of getting up. Grabbing her iPhone 11xi, she darts to the bathroom, attempting to circumvent the bitter byproduct of her broken heater.

She switches on the “heat seat” button, and sits down on the toilet. For the next thirty minutes, she investigates all of her social media accounts, clenching her teeth as she checks to see if her follower-counts have decreased…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 23, 2019

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