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Anthony: This one time, at band camp

Band kids are often the most overlooked part of any sporting event, but they’re still always there, supporting the teams and giving the fans and players that much needed boost to morale. But what happens when those same people that they support game in and game out not only don’t …

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Selcer: America’s re-re-re-reckoning with rape culture

On Sept. 22, I woke up and found a familiar sight on my Facebook feed. As I fought back the surreal feeling of déjà vu, I read through countless #whyididntreport stories, mostly from fellow women. For the second or third time this year, I joined the latest hashtag and went …

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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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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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Arts & CultureSex & Relationships

UO students find ways to communicate with a secret crush through @UOCrush

Let’s be frank. These days if you want to hook up, there are numerous apps available to help you find a conquest. Click, click then bang. Pun intended. As of late, communication with romantic interests is done almost always through technology. But what if the person you have been secretly …

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Twitter is moving television ‘water cooler’ talk to real time

Twitter has a continuously growing presence when it comes to conversations about television. Just last Sunday night, Twitter crashed temporarily due to the huge number of people retweeting Ellen’s Oscar celebrity selfie and the Twitter account “@SochiProblems” went viral, gaining more followers than the Olympics’ official Twitter account. For many …

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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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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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Arts & Culture

Bring on the pranks: The Internet is out to get you on April Fools’ Day

Ever since the early days of the Internet, one simple rule of thumb has been common knowledge: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. That’s always the case on April Fools’ Day. Switching your roommates’ salt with sugar is small potatoes compared to the lengths certain websites …

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Technology: Notable news on Nov. 5 – Nov. 9

The Navy SEALs who consulted with “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” developers Danger Close Games are now under investigation for the information they may have spilled, according to Rueters. Though it is not clear what, if any, military secrets made it into the game, all seven members have been reprimanded and …

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Three of the most bizarre but hilarious Twitter accounts

Twitter, once easy to write off as a fad, has become a social media staple. With that status has come a wide variety of accounts geared to any number of things, including experimental humor. Here’s a few examples of the best and strangest of what Twitter has to offer: @Dogsdoingthings: At …

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News

Social media: Students react to wet weather via Twitter

[<a href=”http://storify.com/thejohngoodwin/university-students-react-to-inclement-weather” target=”_blank”>View the story “University students react to inclement weather” on Storify</a>]

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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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Week in Review: Business, health and science

In case you missed last week’s news: For American Heart Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted research on how much sodium Americans consume. About 90 percent of Americans eat more than the recommended 2,300 milligrams of sodium each day. For students, food venues on campus don’t offer …

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Opinion

Top 10 comedians you should be following on Twitter

Following Conan O’Brien’s lead, comedians have held a big place on Twitter. Here at the Emerald, reading pithy commentary from our favorite comedians is among our few remaining pleasures.

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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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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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Brown: Twitter is forever changing the way we learn

Last Thursday, I sat at home alone watching the Oregon-Cal football game (I’m super popular and have tons of friends) when LaMichael James had that disgusting elbow dislocation. Not having anyone nearby to talk to I turned to my dear friend Twitter to see what people were saying about LaMike’s injury.

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