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UI research finds benefits of early ad education

UI research finds benefits of early ad education

By Yi Zhang

February 16, 2016

by yi zhangstaff writerFood advertisements today bombard children on TV, in magazines and on the Internet. According to a study by a University professor, young childrens’ ability to understand the nutritional content behind advertisements plays a vital role in their education, especially in the face of American o...

“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

By Samantha Jones Toal

September 28, 2015

Students who are tempted to reach for their cell phones during class may have a new reason to focus after downloading Pocket Points.Pocket Points is a new app, available for iPhone and Android users, that recently made its way to the University. The app is designed to discourage students from using th...

Ello offers social-network users simplicity, privacy

By Taylor Lucero

October 20, 2014

In contrast to other platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Ello is a newly-established social network which brands itself as “simple, beautiful, and (an) ad-free social network.” After initially starting as a private social network, Ello created a public version of the site after an increase in i...