More Than a Check-In

By Laura Ragsdale More than 128,600 people have checked into J&B Coffee on Facebook, according to their page, and that number grows every day. Scott Cline, owner of J&B Coffee Company, said his coffee shop uses the Facebook check-in feature to allow customers to connect to the Wi-Fi. “The Facebook check-in feature was brought to us […]

Activism in 2017: Tweeting the Movement

By Shane Longoria  Since the election of President Donald Trump, protestors across the country – including Lubbock – have taken to the streets to voice their opposition of his administration’s ideas and policies. Lubbock citizens gathered twice in January to join a recent wave of political demonstrations. On Jan. 21, citizens showed their support for the […]

Kim Kardashian Breaks the Internet, Again

By Callie Yardley Kim Kardashian posted a censored nude picture on Twitter, sparking a conversation about feminism and women’s right to show off their bodies without being shamed. When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 7, 2016 According to Kardashian’s website, which opens with a black-and-white nude […]

Sassy Mom Makes Tech Student’s Post Go Viral

All it took was a funny picture and a snarky comment from her mom to make a post go viral. Gracen Daniel, a senior agricultural communications major, went to the annual conference of the Mortar Board, a national honor society for college seniors, over the summer. While there, Daniel—who is president of the society’s Tech chapter—took a photo […]

Social Media Affects Two Unique Nonprofit Organizations

Two girls, two friends who had two different types of cancers had two distinct nonprofit organizations founded in their honor, respectively. With the help of social media, these two nonprofits have touched peoples lives and are continuously growing. For childhood friends, Anna Basso and Micaela White, the use of social media was a big factor in […]


When she was studying for her Ph.D., Lindsey Blumell wanted to look at journalism and human rights. “I used to volunteer at an old-folks home, and then I did a lot of volunteer work — both where I come from in Canada but also abroad in Croatia and China. I used to volunteer for Amnesty […]

Social Media In The College Classroom

Film scripts are gone. Blackboards are in decline. Things are not what they used to be. Today, professors are leading the charge to implement social media into their courses. One former Texas Tech student has learned firsthand the power of social media. Jessica Phillips, a graduate with a 2011 business degree from Tech, arrived at […]


Thanks to this Spotify commercial, the Hub was curious: What role does social media play in student relationships at Texas Tech University? The Hub conducted an anonymous survey, which more than 100 students answered, and here is what we found.  Read: What’s Your Number, Tech?  After asking about several well-known social media brands, such as Tinder, Grindr, […]

What’s Trending? WhatsApp & Paper

This week on What’s Trending?: Assistant Social Media Lab Manager Katherine McBee and Content Manager Katelynne Newman talk about the two new apps Facebook purchased: WhatsApp and Paper. Learn more about the apps here: To receive news and updates, follow us on Twitter: @TTU_Outpost and like us on Facebook:

Why Is Buzzfeed So Buzz Worthy?

As ubiquitous as Facebook has become, seeing a Buzzfeed article at the top of a Facebook newsfeed has become nearly as frequent. What’s more, the Buzzfeed phenomenon escalated seemingly overnight. Its description on the site characterizes Buzzfeed as “the social news and entertainment company,” an appropriately catch-all description for its wide range of content. Presumptuous […]

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