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TikTok is a popular social media app that can lead to a shorter attention span due to the short videos on the platform. (Photo via Unsplash)

TikTok is shrinking our attention span with every swipe

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor March 25, 2022

With every swipe on TikTok we see our attention span decrease. According to a 2021 article by The Science Times, those who use the app for over 90 minutes a day can narrow their collective attention span...

Ronnie McNutt, screenshotted here, took his own life with a shotgun in a Facebook livestream he filmed in front of a desk in his home on Aug. 31. Since the livestream, the video has gone viral and social platforms have scrambled to have it removed. (Best Gore screenshot)

Facebook drops the ball on livestreamed suicide

Ariel Caspar, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2020

Imagine you are on TikTok casually scrolling through and viewing videos on the “For You” page, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, just the daily dose of laughs, courtesy of TikTok’s millions...

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