Tag : social media

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

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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?

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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

The Ever Changing Industry: A Social Media Love Story

3 years ago / 0 comments

In the week that Grace Coddington branded Instagram ‘pathetic’, we explore the most on-off love story of modern times, the relationship between the discerning world of fashion and the cruel mistress that is social media. There are hundreds of examples of brands embracing and harnessing the potential power of social … Read More

Comparison: the habit that fuels self doubt

3 years ago / 0 comments

“The reason we feel insecure: we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel”. Now, before you disregard this quote as just downright pretentious and go back to procrastinating from that pile of reading, bear with me for a minute or two. We’ve all had rubbish days; we’ve … Read More

Social Media Activism: Doing Virtually Any Good?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last year’s Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Association, ‘#blacklivesmatter’ for solidarity with those suffering in America, and ‘No Make-Up Selfies’ for Cancer Research UK. These are all examples of social media trending phenomenon which we have all either heard of or taken part in, aiming to rally for the greater … Read More