Tag : facebook

The cheek of it all: the problems with Rubens’ nudes

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish classical artist from 1577 to 1640, is a renowned painter who is known worldwide for entrancing admirers with his nude portraits. His Baroque paintings, filled with flowers, women and cherubs, are considered to be the height of classical aestheticism; but even this couldn’t pass Mark … Read More

A response to #deletefacebook: why we can never leave the network

6 months ago / 0 comments

For many (myself included) #deletefacebook is paradoxically both a movement we will support but also know full well that we won’t be participating in. The #deletefacebook movement is an alarming reminder of modern dependence on social media, and becomes a particularly hard pill to swallow when the network in question … Read More

Facebook: an Addiction to be Regulated?

8 months ago / 0 comments

The average UK smoker spends 25 minutes smoking cigarettes a day, and depends on cigarettes to occupy their mind or lift their mood. More worryingly, most UK smokers smoke their first cigarette just 30 minutes after waking up. We are hounded to avoid cigarettes and frequently bombarded with graphic cancerous … Read More

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club Lambasted for “chav-themed social”

8 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union Women’s Hockey Club have come under fire after allegedly hosting what the University of Leeds have called an “ill-judged” social, referring to its supposed “chav” theme. In the club’s Facebook group, members were encouraged to dress as “lower-class” people complete with “luminous underwear on show,” setting aside … Read More

The Emoji React, The Post-Modern and Journalism

8 months ago / 0 comments

You are engaging in conversation against a backdrop of a constantly shifting societal landscape. Epithetical headlines zoom before your eyes; you grimace, smile, weep, frown in frustration or laugh at the day’s cherry-picked events. You return to a superficial, faceless conversation with a friend, loved one, or acquaintance. This is … Read More

Social Media – The New Spin Doctor?

10 months ago / 0 comments

As the impact of social media grows stronger by the minute, political campaigns are being manipulated by internet influence. The Gryphon explores the impact of fake news on the public. Rising internet and social media usage has enabled millions of people around the world to become more interconnected and gain access to … Read More

Record. Share. Repeat.

11 months ago / 0 comments

When I first watched the viral clip of a man verbally abusing a woman on the London Tube, I was surprised and amused to say the least. This is not because I particularly enjoy violent scenarios, but it is quite rare to see such incidents in real life, right? That’s … Read More

Is #Hashtag a movement or not?

2 years ago / 0 comments

As social media becomes more and more politicised, Somya Mehta looks at Facebook and Twitter as platforms for change. Is this straying away from a tradition of activism? Or is it a new and innovative way to bring issues to all corners of the globe? Social media activism has become … Read More

Feature – Swipers on the Dance Floor

2 years ago / 0 comments

Prelinks is a new app for socialising on nights out. Since its launch in Leeds last Monday it has been downloaded over 1000 times  in under a week. We caught up with Oli Whitfield, Prelinks’ Manager for Leeds, to find out more about this new app. ‘‘The app’s aim is … Read More

The Dangers of Parents and Social Media

3 years ago / 0 comments

Text from ‘Mother’: “Why won’t you accept me on Facebook? *sad, crying face*.” Here we go, after about a year of protest she just wouldn’t let it go. Next I’m hit with a long list of her friends whose daughters have accepted them and how unfair I was being. Its … Read More