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Original articles from Shalice Sherald.
'Bridge' Closes the Language Gap on Social Media
Have you ever been on social media trying to figure out what is being said in other languages? I know that I have. Meedan, a technology company that builds digital tools for global translation, has developed an app called Bridge to solve this problem. Bridge is equipped with intelligent tools to help users to rapidly translate social media posts.

The Latest from Zuckerberg's Year of Books
In January, Mark Zuckerberg launched a social media book club. Every two weeks, he shares a book with all of his followers. They read and discuss it together. When I first began to watch the story in February, Zuckerberg had 287,104 likes. Seven months later, his book club has 472,391 likes and is growing steadily.

What Social Media Habits Are We Modeling for the Next Generation?
Have you ever thought about how many hours a day you spend on social media? Now multiply that by 7 days week, 4 weeks a month, 12 months a year, and 10 years. Wow. How many years have they lost? At the age of 24, my use of social media is slowly dwindling. For my 12-year-old sister, it’s a vital part of life.

Free or Nah?
Want to hang out with your friends but your schedules conflict? Bored on a friday night and don’t know who to hit up? Well app designer Trinh has come to the rescue!

Ello is a social media app built on the promise of no advertisements. It was hyped last summer but failed to deliver. The site was initially invitation only and that only fueled the demand. But users were very disappointed. The app only offered basic functions, create posts and follow other users. Ello didn’t give up though; they went back to the drawing board to try again.

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Zuckerberg's Online Book Club Thrives
A few months ago, I told you all about Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year's resolution to read more books. Zuckerberg decided to include all his Facebook friends. With a whopping 287,104 likes in February, the page has grown to 397,520 likes in just two months! Every two weeks, Zuckerberg picks a new book...

Yik Yak is Back in the News
Yik Yak is back in the news, this time in Michigan. Yik Yak, anonymous social media platform that allows users to post and view “yaks,” has been used for bullying and harassment since its launch, causing many schools to take action to ban the app. Still, in the past 18 months, the app has become available...

Ethnic Emojis! Oh My!
The new iOS 8.3 update included a special delight. The new ethnic emojis have dropped! When word got out late last year that Apple was getting ready to release the new emojis, the anticipation was incredible! When they finally arrived, the excitement was apparent. The color palette included six different skin tones...

The Dress, the Salvation Army, and #StopAbuseAgainstWomen
Not long ago, social media was in a frenzy over “the dress.” The “dress” was a photo that quickly circulated because, when looked at multiple times, the dress changed colors. Some people saw blue and black, while others saw white and gold.

Mark Zuckerberg's Year of Books
Oprah who? Mark Zuckerberg is staying true to his New Year’s Resolution and is asking his 30 million Facebook friends to join. He is challenging all of us to read a book every other week. Zuckerberg is emphasizing books on different beliefs, cultures, and technologies. He created a Facebook group called “A Year of Books” and is urging all his friends to join.

Super Bowl #SocialMedia
With social media being such a staple in society, it’s only right that it was part of the Super Bowl. With last year’s records of 24.9 million tweets and 1.2 billion users on Facebook, this year was on track to break records. The battle wasn’t just between the Patriots and the Seahawks.

iPhone 6S: The New Game-Changer? - DP Draft
If you are an Applehead (my favorite candy, BTW) then you know about the release of the new iPhone 6S. If you are a true Applehead, you are just as stoked about it as I am! Presales began September 12, and the actual release is September 25. Bottom line: The new iPhone is going to change the game and make social media an entirely new experience.

Zipsy - DP Draft


How Social Media Can Improve Your Move!
Relocating is always a journey, especially when moving across the nation without anyone’s help. A few months ago I began the process of relocating. Looking at apartments online, and trying to secure employment can definitely be a task. When looking for a place to stay you never know what you are really getting. Places don’t always look how they look online. Employers don’t always want to see resumes from 3000 miles away. But you can always count on social media to help you out.


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