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On Trend: Wanelo – Online Shopping For Dummies

-Rache’ll Brown

“Want, need, or love?” I ask myself while sorting through page after page during an afternoon of procrastination via online shopping. As a girl who loves to shop, about 60 percent of my time on the computer is spent browsing various web stores—but going to the same five sites over and over again just gets boring. This is why I love Wanelo.

With Wanelo (a shortened version of Want, Need, Love), I can search for a specific item or style of clothing and find things from hundreds of sites. It introduces me to different boutiques I’ve never heard of, and it keeps me on one tab instead of having ten different ones slowing down my browser. And the site is so easy to navigate. Similar to Pinterest, once you find an item that catches your attention, you can either save it to a specific collection you’ve created, tag it for a friend, or buy it. If you don’t have something specific in mind, you can browse the trending topics or follow a feed of collections that friends have created. The interactive aspect is what makes Wanelo so fun. You can follow different sites you already love or compare different pieces with friends.

Best of all, Wanelo has a free app for iPhones, which is how I fell in love with the site in the first place. It’s easy to spend hours just hanging around and creating different collections–I like to have a collection for each season, plus any specific special occasions (my spring formal collection is getting insane! But what can I say, I like to be prepared). Another helpful aspect of Wanelo is that users can see what types of colors, cuts, and accessories are trendy at the moment. I mean, it’s not like I want to look like everyone else, but I think the best inspiration comes from everyday girls like me, and where better to find it then on someone’s dream collection?

So, fashionistas (female and male alike), I 100 percent recommend this site (and more importantly, this app)! The site is perfect for frequent shoppers and newbies alike! I’m completely obsessed with it, so head to the app store and download away!

Grade: A

America Shows Its Thanks For Instagram

 

-Marissa Tomko

According to National Geographic the world’s first photograph was taken in 1826 by a French scientist named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The exposure time of the bitumen-coated plate took hours, and the photo had to be properly lit in order to be viewed. This process marked the beginning of the history of photography

Fast forward almost two hundred years, and you’ll find another milestone moment in the world of photography. Only this time, instead of one image per day, it’s 226 images per second. And instead of a bitumen-coated plate, it’s Instagram, an app that enables Apple and Android users to share their lives through photographs in retro-looking filters. It combines old looks with new technology—and it’s absolutely brilliant. This Thanksgiving, Instagramming Americans set a new record by posting ten million photos onto the app, doubling the amounts that are uploaded other days of the year.

I have found the general consensus among my peers to be that Instagram is the place to be. Some have gone so far as to say it has made sites such as Facebook irrelevant, which is ironic considering that the company purchased Instagram for one billion dollars earlier this year.

In any case, it is clear that Americans were thankful for the app this year, posting pictures of meals, family, and decor during the holiday. While people have been photographing these things for so many years, there’s something about Instagram that makes us care more about the turkey other people are eating. Maybe it’s the old time-y filters that make something ordinary extraordinary. Or maybe it’s the simplicity—you scroll through pictures and double tap them if you “like” them. No matter what its draw, it seems that Instagram will be documenting our holiday season at insane rates, and Thanksgiving was just the beginning. Happy holidays and happy gramming!