Tag Archives: social media

The post-selfie scene

Marcela Garcia holds up her iPhone 4s and turns on the front-facing camera, adjusting a light at her desk. The twenty-eight-year-old editor from Alberta, Canada, wants the light to shine on her face so she can show off her red stained lips and blue eyeliner. After trying on a few smiles and snapping a few practice shots,

Insta-Love or Insta-Hate?

Photos of gourmet burgers, kittens, and famous internet memes are flooding Instagram as you read this. In fact, roughly two hundred million people a month are contributing to the popular application’s photo stream, according to data from Apple’s App Store. But some photos are too annoying to bear – did we really need to see eight

Life Online

She makes her way home on the 9X, a Muni bus line of questionable sanitation, and trudges upstairs. First thing she does is open her MacBook Pro, simultaneously checks her three e-mail accounts and of course, Facebook, for any new messages or notifications. She thinks of a boy she used to date and immediately jumps