Social media helps us forget that it’s inner beauty that matters most

By Shawna O’Neal, Chattanooga, TN—I am not your typical smartphone user or social media user for that matter. I only have one social media account and it is with Facebook and yes, I have the app on my iPhone. But that is all folks. I do not understand the thrill that comes with having several […]

Parody UTC accounts demeaning, not funny

EDITORIAL–We are constantly on social media in an attempt to not only promote our product but also stay updated on what is happening on campus and across the country. Plenty of Facebook and Twitter accounts exist with the goal of spreading news and positive messages about what is happening around us. An equal amount of […]

Child named “Hashtag” shows social media lingo becoming far too common

By Editorial, Chattanooga, TN—Strange baby names are nothing new, but it appears that this baby girl was born to tweet. The proud parents of a newborn posted on Facebook, “Hashtag Jameson was born at 10 o’clock last nite. She weys 8pounds and i luv her so much!!!!!!” Yes, you read that correctly. Through all of […]

Twitter hashtag controversy takes focus off real issue of people in need

By Gabrielle Chevalier, Chattanooga, TN–Recently, a Twitter hashtag has come under fire for the message that some people believe it conveys. The tag #FirstWorldProblems has a charity, Water is Life, concerned that it is offensive and that people may take it the wrong way. The fact that people are debating a hashtag is, in itself, […]

Letter to the editor 9/11/12

By Steven Griffis, senior from Pikeville, TN Chattanooga, TN (UTC Echo) My letter is in regards to the article in last week’s Echo about parody social media Accounts. As a frequent reader of the University Echo on a weekly basis for most of the last 5 years, I don’t usually put much time in to […]

Social media parody accounts often unoriginal, uninspired

Social Media Mockery

By Sean Jones, Chattanooga, TN–I am an avid Twitter user, and I am not ashamed to admit it. Probably more times than I should, I grab my phone during class to update my timeline, mostly to see whose tweets are witty and original enough to make me chuckle. Unfortunately while doing this, I am subjected […]