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.
How are we expected to make social change possible when we pick and choose our exposure alternate opinion? Welcome to the Echo Chamber.
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.
It’s an age-old question. Why do those who ghost you still haunt the halls of your social media?
Today, the US took to the polls to change their country based on a hashtag. Activism has forever changed since Kony gripped us back in 2012.
As children, we were great devourers of the arts, of experiences and time. As adults, we’ve customised our life around devices, subjects of the great curation.
While we’re busy politicising charity, some pioneering fellows in America are making money off it. Makes sense.
According to the RSPCA, the rise of social media has emboldened acts of animal cruelty like never before. Short of legislative changes, the people I spoke to are facing a visceral, losing battle.
I believe that social media and capitalism has severely damaged us. But while many of us now live to whinge, I’m afraid it goes far deeper than that.
In the run-up to our Federal Election, Facebook is under fire for purported use of fake news to influence our democratic processes.
In their keenness to avoid another massacre spreading on social media, our government passed a draconian bill without debate or consideration of its cause and effect…in a minute flat.
While social media is being pilloried for not limiting the spread of the Christchurch massacre video, I believe that blaming these platforms is an exercise in folly.
The #MeToo movement has changed the media landscape, however, it hasn’t exact reached our shores just yet.
I might be in a long term relationship with Facebook, but that doesn’t mean I’m happy. In fact, I think it might be time to pack my things.
While social media has brought us closer together, it may have ruined the concept of romantic love. I blame you and your weekly anniversaries, Karen.
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.
Being angry on the internet, or work, continues to live and be part of our lives. However, stepping back and gazing at it, the pattern is obvious.
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.
2018 was a year of excess. In fact, there were many times when I thought the world had completely lost the plot. But there are important lessons amongst the wreckage.
As a mother in the social media age, I’m expected to share everything that my kids do, or risk social expulsion. Yeah, it’s a no from me.
According to a UK study, by the time our kids reach their teens, 1,300 images of them will exist online. The minds behind the data blame us. And fair enough. Anyone for a 38-month status update?
I believe that the modern trend of presenting the idealised you on social media is adding to our depression. Bare envy sits at the root of this problem.