Tag : social media

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

Celebrity Obsession

6 years ago / 0 comments

Has Spencer got a new haircut? Who’s Harry Styles going out with? Did you see the tweet about Justin Bieber’s auntie’s postman?…Who cares? Students seem more consumed by social media and celebrity culture than ever before. This is not surprising in a world where Jordan adorns the front cover of … Read More

The secrets of social media

6 years ago / 0 comments

                If you have over 160 friends, congratulations you’re more popular than half of Facebook’s 500 million users. Got more comments than likes on that post? That’s probably bad news. Posting that promo photo for Tequila at 10 am? Save it till 8 pm. … Read More

Club owners hunt for Facebook vigilante

6 years ago / 0 comments

9.11.12 A “Wanted” Facebook post profiling a local thief has inspired people to share it nearly 2,000 times in the hope of bringing him to  justice. The culprit was captured on CCTV stealing a pair of CDJ-1000 mixing decks worth over £1000 from Garage Nightclub. The club was planning to … Read More