You cannot deny the simple pleasure that comes with scrolling through your TikTok feed. It is almost mindless: you open the app and before you know it, an hour has passed. Maybe even two. Have you ever wondered why this app is so hopelessly addicting?
“The Social Dilemma” is a brand new Netflix documentary that can perhaps only be described as terrifying. Discussing the man-made monster that is social media, this Netflix original film is seemingly designed to make its audience uncomfortable. The documentary is an interesting mix of narrative, interviews and real-world news clips, creating an immersive and gripping experience. Overall, it’s a call to action for social media developers to make the internet more humane.
The increasing prevalence of social media platforms provides us with a one-of-a-kind opportunity. I’m not talking about the opportunity to “slide into the DMs” for a virtual conversation with that girl you are too afraid to approach in person, although that may be helpful. I’m referring to the access of the thoughts and mental construction of the individuals that we follow, available at our fingertips.
Members of this year’s graduating class will leave the College with their diplomas, senior portraits and four years of education under their belts, but one memento of their time at the College will be missing – yearbooks.
Despite being away from the College for more than a month, last semester’s campus controversy and subsequent shutdown of the unofficial College Snapchat, tcnj.snap, by its faceless creator continues to chip away at me — I believe it was the wrong way to handle the issue of racism in our community.