Tag : social media

What I learned from my first break-up

2 years ago / 0 comments

Your social media image is the least important thing in the world: I adored posting photos of me and my boyfriend on Instagram, Facebook, and just about anywhere else it was possible to do so. I liked showing the world how happy we were. Now, I see couples doing the … Read More

Black Mirror – An Indicator of What’s to Come?

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the popularity of Black Mirror, Zaki Kaf Al-Ghazal asks whether this content is as fictional as we think. (Warning: spoilers ahead!) I came across this fascinating series quite recently and was piqued by how it takes our use of technology and develops it frighteningly, enmeshing our entire livelihoods with … Read More

Donald Trump: who needs scientific rigour in a post-factual era?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Like many who have been following American politics, I woke up to news that I thought would never happen on Wednesday 9th November – Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. My amusement for this almost comedically bad candidate soon turned to abject horror. Now we’ve … Read More

Black Mirror – An Indicator of What’s to Come?

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the popularity of Black Mirror, Zaki Kaf Al-Ghazal asks whether this content is as fictional as we think. (Warning: spoilers ahead!) I came across this fascinating series quite recently and was piqued by how it takes our use of technology and develops it frighteningly, enmeshing our entire livelihoods with this … 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

(Anti) Social Media

3 years ago / 0 comments

Technology is evolving and faster than ever before. Simultaneously, social media is becoming more and more an innate part of our lives and, in some cases, is taking over completely. The Gryphon explores the positive and negative effects of Social Media – and the extent to which being online really is … Read More

Where are your Friends Tonight? Is FoMo More Serious than we Thought?

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon explores FoMo beyond the common depiction, casting light on FoMo as a form of social anxiety, which has the effect of engulfing the lives of so many people. ‘FoMo’, otherwise known as the ‘Fear of Missing out’, is a term that is regularly circulated in both our social … 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

There’s Women and Social media Trolls

3 years ago / 0 comments

*TW: Rape* Without debate, the world would probably be an easier but perhaps a less exciting place. It’s completely within someone’s rights to disagree with your opinion, but what happens when the debate turns ugly? While social media can be a great thing, whether it’s being used to catch up … Read More

Is Instagram Perfection Dominating our Lives?

3 years ago / 0 comments

There is little doubt that the Instagram hype, rife in our generation, has created a digital environment of competition and comparison. The Gryphon discusses the detrimental effects that powerful social media applications like Instagram can have. We are constantly surrounded by the anxieties of: How many followers do I have? … Read More