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What does it mean to be an Instagram influencer?

What does it mean to be an Instagram influencer?

March 29, 2019

Recently I’ve been getting the question “how did you grow your followers so quickly?” The first answer...

Editorial: Students should be aware of online footprint

Editorial Staff

February 17, 2016

Most social media regulars post freely, even when content isn’t necessarily appropriate, and often feeling guarded by a private profile. The term privacy should be used loosely in regards to social media. Social media and its many platforms have changed so much in the last decade. We’re constantly tapped into our ...

Student government looks to social media, elections for student awareness

Emiliano Martin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2014

As the time for mid-term elections throughout the nation nears, closer to home elections of a different sort are about to occur. The Associated Students of Cosumnes River College Student Senate elections are in April, and the current student senate is hoping to increase student participation. “The student senate serves as the ...

Drinking games pour their way into the 21st century

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

Drinking games have always been popular with the college crowd, and in 2014 it only makes sense that they have found their way onto social media. Neknominate is a social media based drinking competition with a simple basis; you guzzle down your favorite alcoholic beverage and post a video of it on a website like Facebook, T...

Innocent until proven guilty isn’t just for Woody Allen

Kaley Andrews, Staff Writer

February 19, 2014

In the 1990s, movie director and comedian Woody Allen faced allegations of molestation of an adopted daughter, allegations that were subsequently dropped both in court and, it seems from the public eye, until recently. Dylan Farrow released an open letter that detailed the abuse she suffered at Allen’s hands. It is a disturbing read, and news outlets have already snatched the bait and run with st...

Is flirting through technology cheating?

Is flirting through technology cheating?

February 13, 2014

She Said: Social media has become a very big part of the lives of Americans. For a lot of us, almost ev...

Editorial: Social media comes with great power and great responsibility

Editorial Staff, Connection Staff

March 29, 2013

Social media is expanding every day. Breaking news, pictures and insight into one’s life can be shared all around the world on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While it is truly amazing how useful some of these websites and applications can be, they can also be detrimental if used incorrectly. Social media ha...

New California laws protect users of social media

New California laws protect users of social media

February 5, 2013

A pair of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in Sept. 2012 went into effect on Jan. 1, prohibiting colleges...

Hopeful parents are turning to Craigslist

Kevin Frodahl, Connection Staff

December 5, 2012

Craigslist is a great tool for the honest, hard-working cheapskate like myself, and it’s also a great tool for anyone who wants to get rid of unnecessary junk. Books full of pencil marks, board-games with missing pieces and neglected exercise equipment are all just a click away with Craigslist. Users can also adopt dogs...

Bills in California protect privacy of social media

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 20, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly bill 1844 into law Sept. 27, which prevents employers from asking applicants for their social media information, according to a state press release. The bill, alongside the college focused Senate Bill 1349 that also passed, prohibits employers from requiring or requesting that an individual...

No room for big Myspace comeback

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

October 17, 2012

Once upon a time there was a social network giant that was the goto place for sharing all things in one’s world online and meeting up with people virtually, and then it died.There was a time that hearing the words “Hey, add me on Myspace” were a serious matter for young people and your status on Myspace meant everything abou...

Create and express yourself on Pinterest

April 8, 2012

If you’re into social media sites, posting pictures or just looking at pictures, you might like the...

Social network rewards outweigh the risks

Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

August 31, 2011

It is very apparent that social networking has become deeply entrenched in our everyday lives. Facebook has over 750 million active users across the world and people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on the site, according to Eighty percent of companies use social networking sites for recruitment, accordin...

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