Tech giant faces heat from outage and whistleblower By Grace Hamilton, Staff Writer Facebook and its subsidiaries were down for multiple hours last Monday, causing concern about the dependency on the tech giant and the amount of power it wields over today’s technology. The outage rendered Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Oculus and WhatsApp inaccessible for almost six hours on Oct. 4. Moreover, people who use Facebook to log in to their devices, websites and smart technology were unable to do so with the absence of the platform. “Configuration changes on the backbone routers that coordinate network traffic between our data centers … Continue reading Facebook and Instagram went down for hours
By: Redmond Millerick And no, I’m not talking about a nudist colony. Unless, of course, you’re into that type of thing. What I’m talking about is having the drive, creativity and insight to do something bold. Something daring. Something that has played in the back of your mind since that first lemonade stand. Starting your own business. Now, becoming an entrepreneur is a difficult process. It takes time, hard work and the strength to keep pushing. Above all, it takes an idea. That’s the reasoning behind the phrase, “So you want to run a pickle farm?” Your idea doesn’t need … Continue reading You wanna run a pickle farm? Redmond’s advice on the nuances of business
By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ Thousands of likes on an Instagram photo of model Essena O’Neill with a perfect beach backdrop could lead social media users to believe that the woman’s life is as perfect as the picture. The social media model has recently caused quite a stir, however, by claiming that her pictures, and many social media stars’ photos, as well, are not as perfect as they appear. Since she was 12, Australianborn O’Neill has been regularly posting on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, among other social media platforms, to gain followers from all over the world. This has led … Continue reading Instagram filters reality for social media model
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