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Instagram – Future of Photography?

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff As a photographer with an addiction to a classic camera, I’ve seen a new generation of photography materializing, with the implementation of easy-to-use camera applications such as Instagram into smart phones. Instagram is a free photo sharing application founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It allows its users … Continue reading

Lebanese Universities Battle for “Likes”

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff LAU and the American University of Beirut (AUB) advertise their social media channels on their official websites. LAU administrates five official Facebook pages, including: LAU alumni, LAU Libraries, LAU news and information, LAU Students and Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program. AUB, on the other hand, has only one official … Continue reading

Don’t Do the Duck Face!

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff Few weeks ago, I was attending the Social Media conference at the American University of Beirut when Malek Teffaha, an AUB student, presented a standup comedy to energize the audience. He was hilarious! One thing he said in particular made my day and convinced me that I’m not … Continue reading

Online Profiles Could Affect Your Job

By Lama Al-Haqhaq Special to the LAU Tribune “I use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and upload pictures,” Farah Komati, a business student at the American University of Beirut, said. Little does she know that the popular site is now being used for much more then connecting with family and friends. Social networking … Continue reading

Facebook Privacy… Does It Really Exist ?

Nora Kamareddine LAU Tribune contributor The news came to him as a shock. Maximilian Schrems, a 23-year-old law student at the University of Vienna, found upon investigation that Facebook collected 1,200 pages of information about him since he signed up to the social network three years earlier. According to the data protection law applied throughout … Continue reading

Facebook Depression is a Confirmed Diagnosis

BY: LEA GIUSTI After a long day at university, 22-year-old Noura is stuck to her screen, checking Facebook. She would rather look at what other people have posted than study. The popular social networking site has become her addiction. “It’s simply out of boredom,” Noura, who wants to stay anonymous, said. “Facebook is purely entertaining.” Checking … Continue reading

They Do Exist: People Who Are Not on Facebook

Reem Swaidan LAU Tribune staff I get too many emails, invitations and requests from Facebook. This is temporary, I’ll be back. I don’t feel safe on Facebook. I have another Facebook account. I spend too much time using Facebook. I don’t find Facebook useful. I have concerns about my privacy. I don’t understand how to … Continue reading

Shakespeare in the Facebook Evolution

By Farah Shaltaf LAU Tribune staff During their evolutionary journey from Neanderthals to Homo sapiens, humans have come a long way with the methods of communication and information exchange. Undoubtedly, one of the most important developments of humankind has been writing. But, because of the continuous quest for more amenities involving information, the twentieth century … Continue reading

Movie Review: “The Social Network”

By Tala El Riz LAU  Tribune staff “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies,” the movie’s tagline wisely says. The plot of “The Social Network” revolves around Mark Zuckerburg, the inventor of a wide social network, used by most of the world’s population: “Facebook.” The film relates the story of … Continue reading

“R.I.P. My Dear Friend”

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff “Been long since I last wrote on ur wall.. u r always on my mind and in my heart.. always.. we7yetik ya sett el habayeb..” the wall post read. Although Aminah Fakih passed away on February 16, 2010, the post in question is dated November 10. Nine months after … Continue reading

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