Over in the United Kingdom, one mother set the internet ablaze with the story of a party invite that would have cost $120. Scandal indeed.
The concept of outrage culture has firmly taken root, but can positives be wrung from it or has the argument just got louder?
Today’s unlimited free-press has birthed a condition where everyone feels they need to duke it out in the comments section. Well, they don’t. I’m biting the hand that needles me.
They might seem harmless, but the alienated nerds of the internet have the political and financial clout to operate the means to justify their ends.
There’s an odd duality defining the information age, in that the more we have access to, the more ignorant we choose to be.
In the modern age, we often don’t have time to enter discussions armed with previous research. If you’re caught out, here’s how to mention that fact gracefully.
We’ve all got a certain point in internet arguments where we wonder how people can cling to such obviously false facts. Well, turns out there’s a science to it.
I have something to admit. I live for the low blows and logically-inept battleground of Internet comment boxes. I know it’s a war where nothing is ever won, but I shoulder arms nonetheless.
What a week it has been, we’ve had arson devastate Japan’s anime community, a historic murder ruling at home and one criminal making the news for the wrong reason.
I believe that the Internet and the information it promotes, whether true or false, harmful or heartening, is our great responsibility to keep afloat.
After the Dalai Lama made misogynist comments in an interview, the internet has cancelled him entirely. With Buddhism now destroyed, I ponder what our next stop will be?
Back in the years of bell-bottoms and roller disco, great titans fought with calculators. Four decades on, we have the iPhone. Who says war has no benefit?
To further compound our NBN issues, it turns out that half of us that live in our most populated areas are running obsolete connections.
The internet followers of the ‘black pill’ believe that the only inherent value left in the world is what can be achieved through acts of extreme violence. Christchurch certainly fit the bill.
According to one recent study, the average Australian has no problem with the government increasing their surveillance powers over them. But, consider the findings with a heavy asterisk.
Australia’s foremost military mind wants our government to increase control of the internet for our protection. But should we?
I’ve recently just bought my first home. The education we were afforded has left me wholly unprepared for the realities of the situation.
While the internet has seriously damaged democracy, it has also given rise to a series of sub-communities, each believing that their twist on the same thought is equally valid.
One of the greatest crimes of the internet is the elevation of famous faux-experts. But there’s a reason why Gwyneth Paltrow continues to cash in.
In Europe, citizens have the right to remove themselves from Google. In Australia, our lawmakers don’t respect our privacy all that much.
Ding dong, Google+ is dead. However, before we pay our last respects, I suggest we glance back at Silicon Valley’s other notable failures. Womp womp.
Due to the extreme content they have to filter on our behalf, the mental wellbeing of Facebook’s army of moderators is now finally being discussed.