From keyboard warriors to users with over 1,000 followers — web culture may be dominating surrounding society, one post at a time.
Social media users garner a following
With a simple click of the “Share” button on Instagram, senior Lillian Lachman can share a photo with her 7,094 followers. Of that number, about 700 of them like her pictures.
Numerous unknown users follow Lachman because of her standing as a model and actress.
“I do not know all of my followers,” Lachman said. “I am considering deleting my account and starting a professional account,...
Online users take the web for social justice
While high schoolers are often unable to take part in large-scale political or social issues in the real world, the internet is giving teens more opportunities to use their voice to spark change.
“I think students should try to take action both in the real world and online,” senior Izzy Pontecorvo said. “It might be easier for them to do it online because homework and time is definitely one thi...
Online jokes transition from meme to popular culture
Social media users are finding a new way to keep in touch with current events through the platform of memes, an image with a humorous caption often make light of relevant news headlines.
Meme’s subjects can range from current events, including the 2016 presidential election, to well-known athletes or pop culture references.
“I would say I’m practically bombarded with memes on a daily basis,” senior Caro...