The Daily Northwestern

President Obama’s former aide discusses importance of exploring opposing viewpoints online

Mary Dolgoff, Reporter

October 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers

President Barack Obama’s former digital director Caleb Gardner spoke to more than 30 people Friday about the importance of exploring opposing viewpoints on social media. Gardner, who is now a digital marketer at global management...

Ho and Rastogi: A closer look at viral internet “activism”

Vicky Ho and Ritika Rastogi

November 17, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past week, hashtags #ConcernedStudent1950 and #InSolidarityWithMizzou have become viral on a variety of social media platforms, tacked on to the end of some variation of the following statement: “To the students of...

NU-Q researchers look at Middle East social media landscape

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

October 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A survey this year from Northwestern’s Qatar campus found that Middle Eastern countries are seeing more optimism and less online criticism. The researchers looked at media use in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Tunisia and the United...

Acosta: Technology has deteriorated human connections

Pedro Acosta, Columnist

January 6, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

One day a couple years ago, I sat bored out of my mind during a blackout with no laptop, phone dead and nothing to do. I realized whatever someone chooses to do during a blackout tells so much about them. What would you do if...