Tag : social media

The Modern Day Love Triangle: You, Your Partner, and Your Smartphone?

6 hours ago / 0 comments

Gone are the ‘Twilight’ days where you couldn’t decide between a vampire and a werewolf. Now, the dilemma lies between a human being and a slab of metal. Studies have shown that us Brits are more loyal to our phones than our partners, changing partners yearly over a five-year span, … Read More

Clegg Goes Through the Revolving Door

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Nick Clegg accepting a position at Facebook shouldn’t be viewed as an isolated anomaly, or even particularly noteworthy in its own right. It’s the coming together of two long-term trends in British politics: the unhealthy relationship between the media and state, and the so-called ‘revolving door’ between the parliament and … Read More

Connected While Alone: The Demerits of Social Media

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

We are now more connected than ever. We can see what our friends are doing, liking and listening to at the touch of a button. On Snapchat, we can even see exactly where they are. Why then, in an age where we have never been more interconnected, do more and … Read More

Fake News Is Not Just A Weapon Of The Western World

1 month ago / 0 comments

 The term ‘fake news’ has been leaving the lips of journalists, politicians, and academics alike an increasing amount in the past year. Unsurprisingly,  media coverage on fake news has been concentrated on Western politics – largely presented on Trump’s unpredictable Twitter account. Indeed, fake news in the Western World is … Read More

Bad News: Learning To Resist The Fake

7 months ago / 0 comments

Can you take on the role of fake news-monger, ‘[d]rop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate’? If so, you should definitely check out Bad News. If not, still do! Developed by Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and media literacy group … Read More

Technological Advancement or Too Far? Is Tinder Taking Over?

9 months ago / 0 comments

You’ve had it, your friends have it, your flatmates probably have it… but hopefully your parents don’t have it! It grows in both quantity and quality on a daily basis, and you may even hear it mentioned more than Britain’s current long-standing buzzword, the infamous “Brexit”. With dates galore and … Read More

When Slam Poetry Turns to Slamming Poetry

9 months ago / 0 comments

When the worlds of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture collide, clashes will always be inevitable. Presidents on Twitter, political campaigns fuelled by popular music, and even memes used as classroom props have all been topics of debate in recent years, but now it is time for the attack on so-called ‘social ... Read More

Shock as students realise posting photos of revision on social media has no effect on overall exam grade

9 months ago / 0 comments

As exam season ends and results are released, Leeds students are finding themselves shocked and upset as their grades fall short of their expectations. A whopping majority of the student body has found itself surprised, angry, and confused that their most ruthlessly deployed revision tactic has failed them in their … Read More

Facebook: an Addiction to be Regulated?

9 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

The Emoji React, The Post-Modern and Journalism

10 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