Everyday I see college students taking pictures of themselves: in class, in the cafeteria, and in the library. Sometimes they smile, other times they pout, make kissy faces, or stick out their tongues like Miley Cyrus. What are these students doing? They are taking selfies, or pictures of themselves that they also photograph. This is […]

Who’s In Your Class?

If Blackboard and Facebook had a baby, it would probably look a lot like In Your Class, an academic social networking site for CUNY students. In Your Class was started by four CCNY students – Arber Ruci, Ari Xhelo, Fani Maksakuli and Sergey Agroskin – in 2009. After several years of development and multiple versions of the […]

Facebook and Twitter: Virtual Therapists

Moette Nehama Schwartz shared a status: After stuffing myself silly on Thanksgiving, I signed on to Facebook to chat with friends who were home from college. While quickly skimming my newsfeed, I could categorize all status updates into two topics: those about Thanksgiving, and those about the upcoming Black Friday shopping day extravaganza. Many of the […]