Yik Yak brings media convergence to Ohio University’s campus

In an expanding world of media convergence, new and exciting social media sites hold a large place of interest at the forefront for users. Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr influence college students to create and to relate information about campus trends. Social media allow students to journal, to chat, to inspire and to collaborate. They bridge…

Party house becomes business venture

Note: In an effort to maintain a professional Internet presence for future employers, the source in this story wishes to remain anonymous. Animal House throws what some view as “nuisance parties.” Due to a previous article about the guys, a member of the House last year was asked by a potential employer about his involvement…

The 21 Stages of Tinder

  It was a late Wednesday night when a friend and I decided, like many of the students at OU, that we should join Tinder. “What can it hurt?” “Who knows who we’ll find!” and “Maybe it’ll be fun!”  we told each other as justification for downloading the app. These are the thoughts and experiences…

Ohio party house turned business venture

Upon initial observation, the popular ‘Animal House’ Twitter account, handled “@68StewartSt,” may seem like an ordinary party house. But it doesn’t just live up to Bobcat expectations of simply updating students about bumpin’ bashes. The wise guys behind the infamous Twitter account have taken the overwhelmingly positive response from students and local Athens businesses and turned it…

Six seconds of change: the evolution of Vine

When Twitter first launched Vine in January 2013, it came across as a novelty. Users quickly gobbled up the app as their newest obsession and began collecting sliced clips of everything that moved. However, as the first Vines came in, often as random frames of everyday activities like eating PB & J sandwich, people labeled…