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Facebook’s new advertising policy

Facebook’s new advertising policy

Mat Chapin, Columnist

November 7, 2019

In the past couple of weeks, Mark Zuckerberg has come under increasing scrutiny for Facebook’s policy concerning false and un-fact checked political advertising. In what seems to be a response to right-wing criticism of bias, Facebook has announced that it will allow the Trump campaign to pay for u...

Insidious Advertising Corrupts our Lives

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2017

In childhood, it started with the commercials on all of our favorite TV channels, but as we’ve gotten older, advertisements have morphed and adapted with us and to us. Lately, no matter where you’re trying to go, you’re being sold something. Instagram has started its sponsored posts, with man...

Whitman Updates Advertising Strategy with Social Media

Whitman Updates Advertising Strategy with Social Media

Josephine Adamski

April 17, 2014

  Starting this year, Whitman College is increasing its presence in the fast-paced social media world. Whitman is integrating social media into its advertising strategies in order to help Whitman reach a larger audience of prospective students, current students and alumni.  Whitman has demon...

It’s Complicated: couple not posting enough photos on facebook

It’s Complicated: couple not posting enough photos on facebook

Tara McCulloch

February 13, 2014

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, first-year Tasha Simmons is worried her boyfriend, first-year Dale Cane, is not posting enough pictures on Facebook to showcase their love. "He posted a few selfies of us kissing in the wheat fields, but he didn't post any of the matching Christmas sweater ones....

Facebook Statuses Self-Promote

Kyle Seasly

September 26, 2013

If you have a Facebook, you've probably seen certain articulate statuses that say something along the lines of "uggggggh this is the worst." The poster will get a couple comments that question the person's motivation for this action and ask what is actually wrong, and the poster will not respond. Not...

Tech Work More Sensible with a Few Simple Rules

Blair Hanley Frank

April 25, 2013

It's been a wonderful four years writing the tech column for The Pio. But all good things must come to an end. Since I'm going to be leaving campus and taking them with me, I figured I'd share my rules for understanding and contextualizing the technology industry. I've honed these from years of watch...

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Nathan Fisher

April 11, 2013

For almost two years I've had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio––Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking that I would have to work and write a real article, I was shocked to see an email from my editor asking me to look into a ...

‘Bang With Friends’ Will Revolutionize Sex

‘Bang With Friends’ Will Revolutionize Sex

Maggie Mae Lemaris

April 11, 2013

Bang With Friends, a Facebook-linked website that took only two hours to code, has the potential to change sex forever. I would even go so far as to argue that Bang With Friends is the most innovative sexual outlet since the Internet itself. The genius behind Bang With Friends lies in its form. You enter the site with a single c...

Students Sense Hazard in Social Media Outlets

Emily Williams

March 7, 2013

The quiet room echoes with the soft sound of many busy fingers on keyboards, but among the rows of students hard at work, a few students surreptitiously check their notifications, while others respond to a chat with a friend from home while working on as essay. Facebook is a study break, a distraction,...

Raw Geographies students make political art

Clara Bartlett

October 25, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 18, students walked to class with their gaze not cast down upon the usual sight of Ankeny Field's greenery, but instead upwards at the sky, where a weather balloon hung, figuratively and literally watching over the befuddled observers below. This apparatus, the Whitman Sky Project, was ...

Campus examines use of social media

Daniel Kim

October 4, 2012

As technology becomes more central in the daily lives of Americans, colleges all around the nation have begun breaking into social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. "Most of my generation's interactions are online, and we draw heavily on communication online, so Whitman improving and continuing...

Digital presence impacts ‘real’ world

Paul H-P

September 20, 2012

Most of us would agree that we care about how we are perceived. We want to be heard and respected. This desire does not arise from mere vanity; we care what we do because we believe that it matters. This extends to what we do and say, or fail to say, when we're on the internet. Yet despite this concern, we do not take our internet selves seriously. The in...

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