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.
As part of The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program, Giselle Atlas analyses the rise of opinion over fact and clickbait news over objective journalism.
With the results official, the real challenge is what comes next. While the postal vote split us, it is our responsibility to return as one, to debate.
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.
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.
The term “fake news” is quickly turning into a byword for anything we disagree with. However, there is a large difference between claiming that someone is wrong and claiming they made it up.
In the modern age, people enter discussions rashly without prior research, which breeds misinformation. So how do you get out of it? Well…
On the road, I work to the sound of arguments. However, since 18C reared its head again, the discussion has turned louder, and more extreme.
As we become more connected, I believe judgement will become a virtue. And I believe we should not fear to form an opinion, we should see it as an act of courage.
How are we expected to make social change possible when we pick and choose our exposure alternate opinion? Welcome to the Echo Chamber.
Choosing a new dog is beset by societal rules where doing the “right” thing is deemed most important, even if your dog is unsuited to you.
I’m bloody tired. Tired of being angry all the time. Tired of having an opinion, and having to force that onto others. So, tomorrow I’ll be doing my own outrage outage.
There’s a distinct self-help vibe emanating from Planet Reddit this week. Saying that if you get help from Reddit, you need help. H-E-L-P.
× Promising? Intelligent? Possibly even Boring? The Big Smoke wants to know what you think about: Labor PM candidate Bill Shorten Tap and explore around the word that best describes how you feel when you hear the name “Shorten”… The Big Smoke wants to know what you think about our current Labor Leader and PM…
To guard himself from Leftist reproach, this mild-mannered government employee dons mask and cape to become…the Masked Liberal!
Basing our opinion on our emotional reaction makes us feel safe, but it is merely a defence of not knowing enough about the topic.
The Court of Public Opinion is back in session this week (via video link) to collectively sentence Cardinal George Pell. Get Judgin’
Derryn Hinch held strong opinions on capital punishment and organ donation, but after some research, he’s changed his mind.
Rob Idol had the task of exploring bias: as a Waleed Aly fan can you agree with any of Andrew Bolt’s commentary
Proud Generation Y’er Kate Turner has come out in defence of her generation, saying Gen X should blame themselves for the current landscape.
Debate and opinion in the Australian political stratosphere are about as clear as mud, claims Michael Burrill. Then again, that’s just his opinion…