"social media" Tagged Articles

Business, Central New York, Consumer, Internet, Technology

Snapchat Users Fume Over Redesign

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Click play to hear user reactions to the new Snapchat update. Audio Transcript: Hilepo_SnapchatUpdateScript_2.19.18 By James Hilepo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A new redesign of the popular social media platform, Snapchat, has been met with widespread criticism. Despite being rolled out over two weeks ago, complaints are still rampant, and the sentiment behind them is […]

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Arts, Twitter

Is it Your Body or Mine?

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  By Jason Gruber Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — New York Fashion Week ended this weekend and one model found herself fighting criticism on her body. Famous model Gigi Hadid attempted to silence social media users, after users were calling her too skinny.  “Yikes! What happened are they making you starve?” was just one of the […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Feature

Whitney Point Alligator is Now on Social Media

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by Karthik Venkataraman WHITNEY POINT, New York– Maybe the best way to catch an alligator is to think like one. Well now you can get the thoughts of the Whitney Point alligator on social media. The reported Whitney Point alligator still hasn’t been caught and is on the loose in Facebook. The animal now has a personality, posting statuses […]

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Central New York

Keeping Kids Safe Online

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By Annalisa Pardo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – June is Internet Safety Month, and although the month is coming to an end, the conversation of how to keep kids safe online is just beginning. Today, Nottingham High School hosted a Social Media Breakfast: Parent’s Guide to Social Media. The event gave parents and kids the opportunity […]

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Community, Feature, Health, Technology

Social Media May Negatively Impact Mental Health

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By Jacqueline Tenreiro SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – There’s worse that could happen from an Instagram post than a low number of likes. The photo-sharing social media platform has been dubbed most detrimental to the mental health of young people, according to a recent U.K.-based #StatusOfMind study. The report, a collaboration between the Royal Society for Public […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, food, Health, Non-profit

Local businesses are going pink to support CNY cancer research foundation

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By Sarah Minkewicz SYRACUSE, NY (NCC News) – Local businesses are participating in the “Turn it Pink” campaign to raise money and awareness about breast cancer. The campaign is being run by members of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Jeanne St. Claire, grand-daughter of cancer survivor Carol Baldwin, started the campaign on social media. […]

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Central New York, Technology

CNY Senior Surfers Among Newest Wave of Social Media Users

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By Catherine Witherspoon SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – It seems these days young adults are constantly on their phone– texting, typing or tweeting. It’s without question, younger Americans lead the pack when it comes to social media users. So much so that it’s almost hard to believe any other groups use social media– especially older Americans. […]

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Central New York, Education, Public Safety, Technology

Central New York Parents and Schools Take a Closer Look at Social Media and Cyber-Bullying

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By Sean Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Parents and school administrators around central New York are taking a closer look at social media and cyber-bullying because of the potential dangers from a new application called Yik Yak. The app has become very popular among teenagers and on college campuses across the country. It allows […]

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