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[WHERE’S MY PRIVACY?] Ep. 3: Facebook Privacy with Jack Guinan

[WHERE'S MY PRIVACY?] Ep. 3: Facebook Privacy with Jack Guinan

Thomas Reinhart, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

The lack of privacy for user's information on social media apps, specifically Facebook, is real.

Annie Kristal

College freshman Kristal makes one of her many Trillers at St. Catherine University's track.

Lizzie Kristal, The Rubicon

April 21, 2020

After moving back home from college, screens and Netflix have helped class of 19' alumni Kristal stay away from the constant buzzing of COVID-19 news.

Fight for facts over World War III Memes

By spreading false fears, social media users created an irrational panic that spread misinformation to other users.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline

January 17, 2020

Read the news before using social media to create memes that propagate false information.

TikTok: the app that’s been connecting and influencing Gen Z

Popular trends on TikTok transcend the app. One recent trend is to imitate a video of popular influencer Danielle Cohn dancing.

Zekiah Juliusson, RubicOnline

October 30, 2019

Students should continue this and not discriminate or hate on people but rather enjoy the app for what it can offer. 

[FILTERED] Are you a morning or night person?

Lizzie Kristal, The Rubicon

October 22, 2019

Students used snapchat filters to answer "are you a morning person or night person?"

[DANCE MOVES] Tik Tok is the new obsession

Annika Rock, RubicOnline

October 4, 2019

Dance Moves is a monthly series where people try the latest dance trends on dance sites such as Tik Tok.

[TV REVIEW] You portrays toxic relationships in the digital age

Negative use of social media: The main character of You uses digital media to learn about his obsessions.

Lizzie Kristal, The Rubicon Editor

March 15, 2019

The TV series, You, gained popularity on Netflix and depicts the dangers of public social media.

Students discomforted by personalized advertisements

Sophomore Eli Wovcha shows a lacrosse ad that he believes has been specifically targeted to him.

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor

February 19, 2019

In the age of Instagram, personalized ads have become a source of discomfort for some students.

Infographic of the Week: Trust in website and internet use varies

Infographic of the Week: Trust in website and internet use varies

Izzy Brooks, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018

Teens worry more about the monitoring of their internet searches than their social media privacy.

What can social media companies do with your information?

Infographic created in Piktochart.

Nitya Thakkar, RubicOnline Editor

May 23, 2018

We agree to terms of use when we download and use social media apps, but what are we really agreeing to?

No longer outlets for fun: finstas are sources of negativity

Fake Instagrams, or finstas, are secondary accounts for users to post more authentically than on their real Intas. However, the distinction between real and fake becomes blurred with exaggerated captions and a disregard for privacy.

Flannery Enneking-Norton, RubicOnline Editor

April 26, 2018

Fake Instagrams, or "finstas," are increasingly misused as a social media platform and have transformed into sources of negativity and toxicity.

QUIZ: Emojis or exclamation points?

Teens find that breaking the rules of the English language allows them to communicate online with more clarity.

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor

April 18, 2018

The advent of social media has changed the way people communicate online. Take the quiz to test your knowledge of traditional versus texting grammar, and see which to brush up on.