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An Online World: Twitter trend shows importance of skepticism, privacy

The Newtonite January 9, 2013

by Leah Budson Monday night, I sat enraged and shocked, staring incredulously at an article describing Justin Bieber fans cutting themselves to convince Bieber to cease allegedly using marijuana. According...

An Online World: Use more reliable news sources

The Newtonite December 21, 2012

by Leah Budson One week ago, I found my Facebook News Feed filled with hundreds of statuses regarding the the Newtown, Conn. shooting. This tragedy was not the first major news event I have discovered...

An Online World: Students must resist Internet distractions

The Newtonite December 7, 2012

by Leah Budson It’s 12 p.m. on a Sunday, and I have about four hours of homework left. A few websites later (Facebook, tumblr and Netflix), it’s 4 p.m., and all I have to show for the time is three...

An Online World: Recognize benefits of anonymity

The Newtonite November 16, 2012

by Leah Budson When I was in eighth grade, a craze overtook our online lives. It came by way of Formspring, and it presented the problem and the possible tool of anonymity. The damage of anonymity often...

An Online World: Illegally downloading harms media industry

The Newtonite November 2, 2012

by Leah Budson In 2009, 95 percent of music downloads were illegal, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, a statistic that seems believable considering that nearly all...

An Online World: Recognize quality over popularity

The Newtonite October 19, 2012

by Leah Budson Teenagers are more likely to read Twilight in their free time than Pride and Prejudice, despite the fact that most consider Jane Austen to be a superior writer to Stephenie Meyer. In a...

An Online World: Social media sites hide our true selves

The Newtonite October 5, 2012

by Leah Budson For many of us, whenever someone posts a photo of us on Facebook, the "remove tag" link itches in the corner of our minds.  There's always the pressure of what if you-know-who sees this,...

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