The Daily Illini

UIPD humanizes department through social media

UIPD humanizes department through social media

By Joe Longo

February 15, 2016

In the early days of Facebook, detectives at the University Police Department bought marijuana from campus drug dealers off of the social media site.When Facebook first began, only persons with university email addresses could access the social media platform. So, drug dealing students felt safe reachin...

Women’s and civil rights organizations advocate for colleges to monitor social media

By Imogen Lindsley

November 5, 2015

By Imogen LindsleyStaff WriterYik Yak is an anonymous social media site allowing individuals to “get a live feed about what everyone’s saying around you.” But the problem occurs when the users, 95 percent of which are from colleges and universities, also receive a live feed about what everyone ...

UI will not monitor anonymous social media, despite activists push

UI will not monitor anonymous social media, despite activists push

By Imogen Lindsley

November 4, 2015

Yik Yak is an anonymous social media site that allows individuals to “get a live feed about what everyone’s saying around you.”JT But a problem occurs when the users — 95 percent of which are from colleges and universities — also receive a live feed about what everyone is saying ab...

Online dating: A match made on your phone

Online dating: A match made on your phone

By Mara Shaprio

October 7, 2015

A photo from Yosemite National Park drew Cameron Rockwell to Sara Fundator. The junior in LAS met Fundator on Tinder, and nine months later, they’re still together.“As anyone who is familiar with the Tinder experience knows, I had the moment where I knew I was going to swipe right and I was hoping ...

Illinois locks down on social media

By Dixie Limbachia

September 30, 2015

Illinois schools can no longer claim access to their students’ social media accounts, according to a new Illinois law that will go into effect on Sept. 15, 2016.Previously, Illinois elementary and secondary schools could force students to give administrators access to accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and ...

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

Jenna Marbles brings the internet to real life

April 16, 2015

Just as Clark Kent transforms into Superman, Jenna Mourey dons her false eyelashes, sardonic wit and pint-sized pooches to become Internet legend Jenna Marbles. Marbles has built an online empire based on YouTube videos, Instagram posts, blog and vlog posts, and most recently, a podcast. With her mini ...

Tuition to triple this coming semester

Tuition to triple this coming semester

By Stephanie Kim

April 1, 2014

That’s right — April Fools’ Day. Without careful reading, headlines like this can fool readers, whether it is April Fools’ Day or not. The name of the game is satire. And over time, it has become harder to recognize. In recent years, news has permeated print publications, the Internet and soc...