Opinion

Owens: 5 signs you're addicted to the internet

In this day and age, the Internet is everything. Many of us have lost hours of productivity and sleep because we were too busy surfing the Net. Even when going to class or watching television, people often feel the constant compulsion to check their social media apps. Simple decisions like …

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Owens: 5 signs you’re addicted to the internet

In this day and age, the Internet is everything. Many of us have lost hours of productivity and sleep because we were too busy surfing the Net. Even when going to class or watching television, people often feel the constant compulsion to check their social media apps. Simple decisions like …

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News

With the new year comes new laws that will affect students

Along with the new year comes dozens of laws that have been enacted and are now officially required. Among some of those laws are ones that will affect students now and in the future. Over the last few years, texting and driving have gone hand in hand with each other. …

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Technology

A reflection on the state of Facebook today: Will it ever die?

A recent UK study has come to a startling conclusion about the world’s number one social networking site. “Facebook is not just on the slide. It is basically dead and buried,” proclaims Daniel Miller, the professor of material culture at the University College in London. Miller’s argument boils down to …

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Arts & Culture

UO’s Alternative Breaks program takes students around the world for a little social change

While most students head home for breaks to spend time with their families, a number of University of Oregon students choose to give up their breaks in order to experience something a little more unique. The Holden Center’s Alternative Breaks program gives students the chance to participate in local communities …

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Of tailgates and selfies: This is how you’re pre-gaming Oregon vs. Nicholls State

The Ducks and the Colonels face off at 1 p.m. today at Autzen Stadium, but the party’s been going all morning. Here are just a few social media reactions from folks jazzed — some more than others — for the Oregon vs. Nicholls State game. [View the story “Pre-gaming Nicholls …

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Technology: Instagram revises revisions to terms of service after backlash

On Monday, the free photo-sharing service Instagram released an update to their terms of service and privacy policy that allowed them to use users’ photos for its advertising purposes without consent from or compensation for the picture-taker. The wording of the document gave Instagram license to use these photos without …

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Brightening people's days using 'UOregon Compliments' Facebook page

Believe in the power of compliments? Wish to spread kindness via social media? Well, then post an anonymous compliment on the “UOregon Compliments” Facebook page. “UOregon Compliments” is a page dedicated to posting compliments anonymously. All one has to do is message the page administrator with a compliment for a …

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Technology: Notable news for Nov. 12-Nov. 16

Reuter’s @@checked [email protected]@has a piece on the degradation of anonymity on the Internet, as highlighted by the scandal of the former CIA Director David [email protected]@[email protected]@ This article is specifically in reference to how easily Paula Broadwell @@[email protected]@was discovered through supposedly anonymous email addresses when she sent harassing emails to socialite Jill [email protected]@[email protected]@ Internet streaming …

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Chi Omega member Lill Pagenstecher dies Friday night

The 21-year-old University student and graduate of Lincoln High School in Portland may have died of bacterial meningitis.

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Oregon track superfan Lynn Cox personifies Track Town USA

Lynn Cox hasn’t missed a home track meet in three years. She has season tickets to Hayward Field and prefers to sit near the track, near the athletes she’s bonded with.

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Opinion

Brown: What if my great-great-grandkids found my Facebook?

We’re always told that, with all our social media profiles, we’ve lost any semblance of private lives …

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Opinion

Bowers: U.S. government needs to get involved with personal privacy

Since Facebook has been in existence, its users have certainly shared in the experience of how the social media giant has set and changed policy in such a way as to violate users’ privacy — over and over. And, as expected, the company had reacted to “public” outcry, adjusting its privacy policies and practices to retain its users.

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Take a Minute: Instagram + Facebook, puppy texts and ruined first crushes

How much are your pictures worth? As long as they’re Instagrams, Facebook thinks…

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Opinion

Brown: What 'Kony 2012' craze says about our generation

What is it about this cause that has our generation so riled up? What’s different about this movement that’s making even my most apathetic, spaced-out Facebook friends stand up and shout?

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News

Cell phone use associated with selfish behavior, study finds

Researchers found that students who used a cell phone were less likely to engage in “pro-social behavior,” which the study defined as actions intended to benefit an individual or societ

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Opinion

Bowers: Online presence may come back to haunt you

As I watch my friends post their life on Facebook and elsewhere — for example, statements about a class they’re taking or photos of drunken soirees — I wonder if they realize how that information could be used to their detriment at some point.

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Arts & Culture

‘University of Oregon Memes’ Facebook page takes over students’ news feeds

With over 2,500 likes in one day, “University of Oregon Memes” allows anyone to upload images lampooning college life at the University. The images, called “memes,” have become a widespread internet phenomenon — and Hunter and Shelstad have localized the craze.

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Study shows no strong link between Facebook and GPA

At times, a stroll through a frequented campus study location can show an uneven balance between studying activity and Facebook.

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Password sharing not just a high school trend

The New York Times reported last week that sharing passwords has become the digital era’s promise ring. A 2011 study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found 30 percent of teens shared a password with a friend or significant other. And the trend doesn’t seem to stop after high school.

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Week in Review: Business, health and science

In case you missed last week’s news: A large new government study found that smoking marijuana in moderation does not harm lungs. Researchers from the University of Maryland found that walking while wearing headphones can be dangerous, and even deadly. Other noteworthy news: The University and popular networking site LinkedIn is offering …

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Week in Review: Business, health and science

In case you missed last week’s news: With more yoga classes across the nation, more Americans have been treated with yoga-related injuries in emergency rooms. Unexpected injuries in yoga classes on campus are typically a result of students overexerting themselves. Other noteworthy news: The National Academy of Sciences awarded University psychologist Michael Posner for his research in …

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Abadi: Wikipedia, Reddit black out in protest of SOPA; U.S. media suspiciously quiet

You may have noticed Google’s logo has been blacked out and Wikipedia is down. It wasn’t until I popped over to BBC News’ website that I noticed there was a major protest underway. In big print, their front page explained that two major websites, Wikipedia and Reddit, were going down today in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

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Parness: Plan your time now, thank me later

The most important thing to do is plan out your time. Factor in breaks and be realistic because it is vital to stay on track with the schedule you set.

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Drunken Facebook posts may be indication of alcohol abuse, study shows

A new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Washington now suggests that Facebook postings serve as strong indicators that a student is at clinical risk of having a drinking problem.

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Opinion

Weird news: Modern pyramids and stolen bridges

Here are some of the weirder bits of news the Opinion desk dug up over the weekend.

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JavaScript exploit mimics Facebook to create wall post spam

I see little red icon pop up in my notification bar. I click. Spam. Bummer. Just another day on the Internet. But seriously, why do we have these spammy exploits rolling through our newsfeeds? I’ve seen two different ones in the past week or so. From a tech standpoint, they’re …

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Facebook fanaticism can distract from serious studying

The time has arrived. It’s the middle of week seven — a week you have been dreading for the first six weeks of school. Midterms are here, and you should be studying like mad. What are you doing instead? Logging onto Facebook.

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