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How safe is sharing on social media?

Paris police reported that Kim Kardashian West was robbed of $11 million worth of jewelry at gunpoint in her luxury private apartment after the robbers tracked the reality star’s extreme public life on social media. Because of this high-profile case, many people began to wonder if oversharing on social media can possibly be a personal safety hazard.

Sharlene Phou

October 19, 2016

Pop culture followers were shocked on Oct. 3 when it was reported that reality star Kim Kardashian West was robbed of 11 million dollars of jewelry at gunpoint in her luxury Paris apartment. Local police said that the robbers tracked West’s multiple social media sites containing at least 85 million fo...

Social media promotes image

State Hornet Sports

Matthew Green

December 9, 2015

In today’s world where everyone is always connected through social media, it has become useful for athletes to promote themselves through these networks. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube are all tools that can be used to promote an athlete and their team, but if used incor...

The desocialization of social media

The desocialization of social media

Cambrie Sevaaetasi

October 1, 2015

We are more glued to our screens than each other.From birthday wishes to everyday events, nothing is missed on social media. It’s like being there without really being there… or is it?Social media is a market of continual growth. Some of the most popular social mediums out there are Tumblr, Pintrest...

The ignorance of social media

Daniel Magalit

December 3, 2014

Recently, The Sacramento Bee posted images and a few articles on its Facebook page about protests throughout the country the night Darren Wilson was not indicted.As I read comments like, “Brown’s parents should have taught him better” and “the ‘homies’ should stop attacking whites,” I was ...

Technology committee explains do’s and don’ts of social media

Gregory Allen

November 12, 2014

Sac State’s Academic Information Technology Committee encourages the use of social media, with a few guidelines.To make sure that lecturers, staff members and students do not abuse their social media privileges, the AITC regulates the content. Committee Chair Ronald Coleman says the guidelines were issued t...

Finding life-long friends online

Justyce Mirjanovic

October 1, 2014

Not so long ago online relationships were seen as an act of desperation and loneliness. With the rise of social networking and online gaming, it has become normal for people to establish real relationships.Social media has become a way to keep up with friends and potentially meet new friends that may go to t...

Technology is replacing face-to-face communication

State Hornet Staff

May 6, 2014

It is such a disappointing sight to see so many people on their phones and computers trolling Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Vine.When technology infiltrated the world of communication, it started phasing out personal connections and created a world based on likes and hashtags. “It is much easier ...

Gray Area – Facebook fails to acknowledge rape jokes as hate speech

Gray Area – Facebook fails to acknowledge rape jokes as hate speech

State Hornet Staff

April 9, 2014

We’ve all indulged in a little internet surfing to laugh at ridiculous memes, but when certain pictures surface cracking jokes about suicide, domestic violence and rape, there needs to be some regulation. Out of all social media sites, Facebook is probably best known for having these types of images, pos...

Social media privacy should be accessible to all

Social media privacy should be accessible to all

Jaime Carrillo

October 8, 2013

Thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, California teenagers will be able to retain their privacy in the age of social media, but the law should be expanded for everyone in the Golden State.Senate Bill 568, which has been dubbed the “eraser button law,” will require social media sites lik...

She’ll never tell: Sac State Confessions creator Madison Hall knows all your secrets

Natalie Gray

March 6, 2013

Stories of sex, drugs and defecating on the top floor of Parking Structure III flood the “Sac State Confessions” Facebook page daily.  The page is an outlet where girls plea for attention, guys plea to not be friend-zoned and others share details about public masturbation, sex with professors or whatever...

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