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Docudrama ‘The Social Dilemma’ Will Change Your Perspective on Tech

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor February 7, 2021

  “The Social Dilemma” is Netflix’s new docudrama being discussed at dinner tables across the country, at the same time that our fingers text and tap compulsively on phone screens beneath....

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Soter: Salvage the Last Stretch of 2020 by Deleting Your Social Media

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor November 21, 2020

  There’s no denying that social media is deeply problematic. It divides us, isolates us, misinforms us and above all, controls us. It changes our thought patterns — the way we think about...

TikTok creating a place for the creator and consumer. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Content Culture: How TikTok Fostered A Space For Both Creator and Consumer

By Alexis Perno and Natalie Colby October 15, 2020

  The TikTok opens with a shot of Harry Justis’ Volvo S60 and Cookiee Kawaii’s “Vibe” playing in the background. With the Red Butte Gardens sign displayed behind Justis and his phone propped...

(Courtesy Pixabay)

Have Hashtags Lost Their Purpose?

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor September 21, 2020

  My COVID-19 era mornings have recently started with a better wake-up than coffee, cold showers or calisthenics. My jolt to start the day begins with opening Twitter or Instagram and “doomscrolling,”...

Social media pulled up on the phone on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Curtis Lin)

Alexander: Misinformation Discredits Social Activism

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor September 11, 2020

  No one can deny the revolutionary role that social media plays in today’s activism. With modern technology, we are able to communicate with people across the globe with just the click of a...

A student sita in the Marriott library to work on her online class, Monday, August 31, 2015.

Scott: Not Just Boomers: Young People Are Falling for Internet Conspiracies

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer September 10, 2020

  If asked to describe the demographic most likely to post wildly sensationalist and factually-challenged political content on social media, many people would single out baby boomers. This is understandable,...

Protesters raise their signs in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 4, 2020. (Photo by Manasij Mukherjee | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Social Media is Integral to the Black Lives Matter Movement

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer July 6, 2020

  From both the studies of Black historians and the anecdotes of older folks in my life, I’m hearing a common message: 2020 feels like the late 1960s. Although Black activists never stopped calling...

An attendee to Equality Utahs Pride for Black Lives Matter event records the crowd and speakers gathered at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on June 14th 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Christopherson: Instagram Is Finally Starting to Matter

By Nain Christopherson and Mark Draper July 5, 2020

Did you see the sky on the evening of June 4? It was exquisite — only believable because we live in a valley of perpetually pink sunsets. The moon seemed all the more vast for the pale blue lingering...

(Photo by Tracy Le Blanc)

The Hand That Feeds You: A Review of Misinformation Policies over Social Media Platforms

By Zach Mallender April 13, 2020

  This article was written by a student of the Honors Praxis Lab 3700-002: Truth, Deception, and Information Disorder. This article is part of a joint issue between the Daily Utah Chronicle and...

Every once and a while, and it is a good idea to drop the “do it for the ‘gram” attitude. (Photo by Chris Hammock | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer January 18, 2020

  Nature photography is a beautiful form of expression, and powerful, pocket-accessible devices like cell phones make it easy for most people to try nature photography themselves. These images...