Tag : social media

Social Media – The New Spin Doctor?

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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

Modern matchmaking: the truth about tinder

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Ten million people use Tinder everyday, but do they know how the app is using them? Blogs Editor, Mariana Avelino, examines how technology and design can influence how we think and the decisions we make. Initially introduced as a matchmaking app in 2012, Tinder has since been labelled a casual … Read More

Hashtag social media

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Hannah talks about the power of social media, reminding us that despite its many faults, it has enabled a tremendous amount of good. Our generation’s dependence on social media could be compared to an addiction. It plays into all aspects of life: what we wear, eat and even who we … Read More

The Dangerous Disdain For Tories

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Honk if you hate the Tories! #toryscum #Leeds pic.twitter.com/eRzDjhsr— Swss LeedsUni (@SwssLeedsUni) February 24, 2012 In order to develop we need to have our ideas challenged. Over the past few months, I have seen a trend forming amongst the politically active youth, whether it be through Facebook, Instagram or conversations ... Read More

Record. Share. Repeat.

2 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

Group Chats on Social Media: Friend or Foe?

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon explores the pros and cons of group chats on social media forums, their effects upon friendships, mental health, and our collective social interaction. Group chats with people you know well are wholly unlike the chats you have for, say, the group presentation for that module you don’t care too … Read More

The ‘Micky Mouse’ degree: media degrees deserve more credit

6 months ago / 0 comments

Amidst the plethora of essays that I’m currently working on (supposed to working on, anyway), it is difficult to take out time to pen down something. Yes, let us go back to the time when writing was romanticized by the traditions of pen and paper – a writer can dream! I … Read More

Campus Watch: Delhi University looks to introduce lessons on how to use Facebook effectively

8 months ago / 0 comments

Facebook has become an everyday aspect of the lives of people all across the world, and now Delhi University hopes to add “Facebook post writing” to its English curriculum. Alongside this, there would also be opportunities for students to learn about how to write an engaging blog post or cover … Read More

Chasing Catwalks

11 months ago / 0 comments

This Milan fashion week menswear show saw YouTubers and “social media influencers” alike not just on the elusive front row but strutting down the runway alongside models. Specifically Dolce and Gabbana invited a host of millennial “influencers” and celebrity offspring that the fashion duo dubbed favourably as the “DG Princes”. … Read More

Has Black Mirror come to China?

11 months ago / 0 comments

Cast your minds back to the first episode of the new series of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian Black Mirror. In ‘Nosedive’ the protagonist Lacie simpers her way through a perfectly manicured world of perfectly polite people. In this alternate reality, every action is judged and rated by those around her and … Read More