The Politics of Social Media

During my DH6004 class this week, we watched a film called The Internet’s Own Boy, a documentary about one of the founders of Reddit, Aaron Swartz, who sadly died in 2013 aged just 26. Aside from helping to create Reddit, Swartz became a spokesperson for internet users during campaigns to bring in censorship laws like […]

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Do We Need Clickbait?

Clickbait has been a source of confusion in the online community for the longest time. For those confused as to what clickbait is, the definition from Urban Dictionary is as follows: An eyecatching link on a website which encourages people to read on. It is often paid for by the advertiser (‘Paid’ click bait) or […]

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Nerve and Blue Whale : A Look at Online Truth or Dare Games

A while ago I watched a film called┬áNerve, which is a teen drama where is based around a online truth or dare which stars Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. In the film, the stakes are very high and the prizes for completing a dare is various amounts of money. While watching it, my friend and […]

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What’s Going on with Youtube

eSome of your may have noticed the anger and frustration with Content Creators in the last few weeks due to the latest algorithm change for YouTube, its frustrating for not only for the creators but for viewers and subscribers who have been unsubscribed from some Vloggers that they follow. I, myself, have been affected and […]

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The Arrival of Facebook Games

For the past two days, I have been introduced to the magical world of Facebook Games. Now gaming on Facebook is not a new concept, we have had games on Facebook for years, but in the last few days FB has upped its game (pardon the pun!) with the use of Facebook Messenger in order […]

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