Tag : social media

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

Comment | Hyde Park ad – Shock advertising should be challenged

4 years ago / 0 comments

If, like me, you didn’t know about Red’s True BBQ until this week, you’ll have seen their latest shock marketing campaign to stir social media. The company have launched an ad mocking vegetarianism using a design not unlike those advertising mental health or domestic abuse helplines. Coming at the end … Read More

News | UPDATE: Funding crisis stops LS printing

5 years ago / 0 comments

Following the response to our front page article, LS has decided to clarify issues brought to light through misrepresentation on social media and conflicting statements. LS is in a funding crisis and we value our readers and thank all those who have come out in support of the paper. Our … Read More

Comment | Can politicians be Twitter-proof?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Back in November, everybody was talking about one thing. No, not the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, the launch of the new Xbox console or the word ‘selfie’ taking the OED one step closer to oblivion. No, it was Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose wacky antics included buying crack, smoking crack and being … Read More

Comment | How to stay sane on Twitter

5 years ago / 0 comments

Your eyes widen at the horrors on your screen. You break out into a cold sweat as a mixture of nausea and terror spreads from your gut to your outermost extremities, making you feel more alive and yet more dead than you’ve ever felt in your whole life. This is … Read More

Features | Christmas Cards – A Dying Tradition

5 years ago / 0 comments

Project Britain found that the average person sends 50 Christmas cards a year, but many claim sending cards is a dying practise in the UK. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that each year my Christmas card list gets shorter and shorter, and nowadays only send them to close … Read More

Debate | Social Networking or Social Not Working?

5 years ago / 0 comments

We live in a world in which the internet reigns. It is in our pocket, at home, at work, at university. With the increasing number of social apps, social networking websites and internet communities, one could suggest that the internet does a lot towards enhancing our social interactions as a … Read More

Science | Are we wired to be internet addicts?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Like a heroin addiction, the internet is offering new hits. There is increasing prevalence of individuals becoming ‘web-surfing’ addicts, in a condition concretely termed ‘internet addiction disorder’. Researchers have pinpointed the symptomatic formation of excess white matter in the brains of sufferers. As a result, real life is devalued and … Read More