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Whenever I hear the names Kylie and Kendall, the first thing I think of is Instagram. How they came to make TIME Magazine's list of influential teens is beyond me.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 13:45
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Most girls dream of the miscellaneous things, anything that is all glitter and gold. But Malala, she dreamed a dream far greater than herself and now she is ready to see it unfurl.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 13:40
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Most girls dream of the miscellaneous things, anything that is all glitter and gold. But Malala, she dreamed a dream far greater than herself and now she is ready to see it unfurl.

Sunday, 16 November 2014 13:40
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Over summer break, the CITS department installed Wi-Fi access in 640 points on campus.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 22:24
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The issue of women's rights has been argued over for years, but finally someone has come forth with a campaign that sheds light on feminist misconceptions. Who knew that this person was going to be Emma Watson?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 22:23
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Another day, another Secret Service slip-up.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 22:14
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Ebola is at the center of discussion in the majority of the world and especially the United States currently. As the number of people affected in the U.S. grows, what are government officials doing effectively? Not much. Ebola is a highly contagious and deadly disease, which can only be transmitted only through bodily fluids such as saliva, urine, feces and blood.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 22:13
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As we are all aware, the continuous argument of whether or not gay marriages should be legal in certain states has been an ongoing battle. Recently, the Supreme Court has refused to listen to any cases on the matter of same sex marriages from lower federal courts.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 22:12
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Facebook is getting old. We can keep denying it, but how many times do we click on that app, mindlessly scroll through our newsfeed and mumble to ourselves about how annoying our "friends" rants are? Well, there might be a new social site that could leave Facebook in the dust.

The site is called Ello. According to the home page, "Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers." Ello is not run by advertisers, so there is no need to worry about your every move being recorded, or personal data being sent to other advertisers.

Okay, so it's ad-free; that is great, but that was all that the website talked about. I want to know what I can do on the site. For all I know, this could just be another form of Facebook, but I think that there is a significance in the site being formed by artists and designers. Hopefully there are more opportunities for artistic expression, otherwise, I'm exiting out of the browser.

Ello does have one major difference compared to Facebook, though. In order to join you need to know someone who already has an account, or you need to request an invitation to join. I like that this gives the site more of a private feel, but this also contradicts their message that anyone can use it for however long they want to.

How are users chosen? What makes someone worthy enough of being a member of the site? How long do you have to wait to hear back from them? Despite all of these questions, there has been a mass exodus from Facebook and more people have been requesting invitations to the site.

There has been so much traffic that even one of Ello's founders, Todd Berger, told a representative from The Guardian, "I don't want to say it's throwing us off our game, but it is a little bit...In terms of new sign-ups, the quantity of data we're processing is unbelievable."

As if this wasn't intense enough, people have even been trading their invitations on eBay for as much as one-hundred dollars. This website is beginning to sound like the Wonka Factory of social networking sites. At this rate I'm hoping that receiving an invitation means that I'll be exposed to some online magic, because I wouldn't expect anything less based on its popularity.

I'm not sure if Ello will become the new Facebook, but it has sparked a lot of interest and I would not be surprised if it turned out that way. But honestly, I will take it very personally if I don't get an invite.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 22:01
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Yesterday, we found out that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was going to be a trilogy, ending sometime in 2020, and that they might even make more.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 21:58
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