The Vermont Cynic

Cells clash with class

April 14, 2015


Filed under Life, Tech

Think back to the last lecture you attended. How often were your eyes on your phone and not on the professor?“I won’t usually check my phone if it’s a small class, but I will check it if I get messages or Snapchats if I’m in a big lecture,” first-year Mike Werner said. “I mainly use it to com...

FADE CEO speaks out about #Yakgate

FADE CEO speaks out about #Yakgate

Caroline Shea

March 18, 2015


Filed under Life, Tech

One app claims to let you “share your thoughts,” as long as the posts don’t mention their competitors. Yik Yak has added a one downvote per minute feature to any posts that contain the name of competitor apps, according to techcrunch. com. This includes  FADE, the anonymous photo sharing app....

The art of the swipe: finding a match

The art of the swipe: finding a match

February 24, 2015


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On sophomore Abigail Howlett’s phone you’ll find an array of apps like Snapchat, Pandora and Words With Friends. But there is one you won’t find: Tinder.“The concept is creepy and it’s very superficial to be able to say yes or no based on someone’s picture” Howlett said.Tinder allows users to ...

The power of the Yak

The power of the Yak

December 9, 2014


Filed under Tech

Anonymous tips, confessions and quick one-liners bring students together on the social media app Yik Yak.Since the Cynic’s last article on the app, representatives for Yik Yak have been in contact.The app has become increasingly popular throughout college campuses, especially at UVM, said Ben Topkin,...

Earth Engine Fueled by Students

August 31, 2005


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In a renovated bank building annexed to the Church Street Mall a small but growing group of University of Vermont students from varying majors gather to work on a private project with enthusiastic marketing guru Seth Zimmerman. The project, appropriately named Earth Engine, is an alternative news we...

I’ve Just Seen A Face

February 27, 2005


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Chances are I've seen you on The Facebook, an online directory of students from universities across the country. It's a new tool of communication that has changed some aspects of social interaction and created new opportunities for meeting people. As a member, you may receive messages from students of...

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