Facebook and the prioritization of profit over people

Facebook’s rebranding is an attempt to distract from its current scandal — they prioritize profit to the detriment of its user base.

| Staff Writer

‘More than just the workout’: BearFit classes switch to online format

Although gyms may be closed, that doesn’t mean students can’t do their favorite workouts right in the comfort of their homes.

Elia/Longyu Zhang | Staff Writer

Always “on”: The never-ending social media performance

Social media platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and others make it so that our performance never ends.

| Staff Writer

Wash U Confessions administrator to step down, requests page become dormant

The Wash U Confessions administrator, junior Brian Lam, will resign his post of the Facebook forum page in February and will not pass the page along, as is per tradition.

| News Editor

Eternal life made easy: How the Internet never forgets and why we should remember that

Hi, my name is John Schmidt, and with this sentence, I’ve gained immortality. This column is, so to speak, my philosopher’s stone, my Great American Novel, my legacy. Each time a future employer, romantic interest or curious acquaintance Googles my name, somewhere in the search results this’ll be there, and I’ll be reviewed on Yelp! accordingly because of it.

Facebook expanded its gender options, and your opinion is wrong

Facebook recently expanded its gender options to accommodate those who identify outside the gender binary, or those who identify as something other than simply “male” or “female.” As someone who happily identifies as female (and always has), this decision does not affect me in any way whatsoever. And I think this decision is wonderful.

| Contributing Writer

‘Wash U Admirers’: Suggestions for the lovelorn of Facebook

My name is Eliana Goldstein, and I’m an “Admirers”-aholic. That’s right, I’m straight addicted to “Wash U Admirers.” And anyone who isn’t probably should be because that page is hysterical. But let’s be real, y’all—it can get a little monotonous, what with all the “hot damn” and “have my babies” and “to the girl with the chestnut/blonde/black/auburn hair…

Eliana Goldstein

The Internet soapbox is not a venue for reform

While there are situations in which social media can spark a revolution, Washington University should not be relying on Facebook confessions for reform.

Editorial Cartoon: Where’s the ‘like’ button?

Patricia Witt | Student Life

Fontbonne sophomore admits to fake ‘Wash U Confessions’

After a tumultuous week for the wildly popular Facebook page, Fontbonne University student, Jedediah Jones, confessed to making up at least half a dozen confessions on Wash. U. Confessions.

The Winkelvii | Really invented Facebook

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