Well, it’s official. Those who are looking to ride the back of the ‘like’ to a life of wealth and fame are wasting their time. Sorry.
If there’s a measure for how bad we’re doing as species, it’s clickbait. So, we’ve done a quick lap of the internet, and here’s what we’ll no longer have moving forward. Shocked? I’m not.
The marriage equality debate is merely the latest arena that allows us to be horrible to each other online. But what makes a troll? And how does this behaviour continue to repeat?
The viral tale about the lovelorn man attempting to win back his ex with an endless piano has split the Internet in twain. Is it abusive behaviour, or romantic? I personally think it’s neither.
That thing we all do now has a label. ‘Kittenfishing’ is the official term of misrepresenting yourself online as a way to hook bae. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Takodah Shea Wilson (12) responds to criticism that preteens are too young for Instagram; she’s forewarned, and forearmed.
Every Friday, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week we look at the coming ad war, how AI turned hype into results and the equation to make the sale.
Facebook has patented technology to read your emotions to tailor content and user experience, and even turn us into emoji. But what lies underneath?
We spoke with Nicko from Nicko’s Kitchen and discovered that imitation Kentuckian chicken is merely the tip of a very greasy, and ultimately tasty iceberg.
If US First Lady Melania Trump wants to change the culture around cyberbullying, she’ll need to change her understanding of what constitutes online abuse first.
Facebook users are seeing their posts censored without an official reason, with a meme that satirises Trump’s Muslim ban at the forefront of it.
The downside to always being connected, is of course, always being connected. Is our push for innovation blurring the line between public and private, or have we already crossed it?
According to those in the know, January 4th be the day when we return to online dating en masse. The Big Smoke welcomes the resumption of hostilities.
A huge leap forward for education exists in Shai Reshef’s University of the People, a high-level, global, accredited, online education institution – available 100% tuition free.
Paul Greenberg outlines the rise of companies like Airbnb and Uber and wonders if collaborative consumption is the new online retail?
No stranger to Patrick Jovaras…nor to the rest of us…could loneliness and disconnection be what connects us as we move into the new technological age?