While the internet has seriously damaged democracy, it has also given rise to a series of sub-communities, each believing that their twist on the same thought is equally valid.
Being angry on the internet, or work, continues to live and be part of our lives. However, stepping back and gazing at it, the pattern is obvious.
They might seem harmless, but the dorky inhabitants of the internet have the political and financial clout to operate the means to justify their ends.
One of the greatest crimes of the internet is the elevation of famous faux-experts. But there’s a reason why Gwyneth Paltrow continues to cash in.
2018 was a year of excess. In fact, there were many times when I thought the world had completely lost the plot. But there are important lessons amongst the wreckage.
As a mother in the social media age, I’m expected to share everything that my kids do, or risk social expulsion. Yeah, it’s a no from me.
According to a UK study, by the time our kids reach their teens, 1,300 images of them will exist online. The minds behind the data blame us. And fair enough. Anyone for a 38-month status update?
Today, the US took to the polls to change their country based on a hashtag. Activism has forever changed since Kony gripped us back in 2012.
I believe that the modern trend of presenting the idealised you on social media is adding to our depression. Bare envy sits at the root of this problem.
Ding dong, Google+ is dead. However, before we pay our last respects, I suggest we glance back at Silicon Valley’s other notable failures. Womp womp.
Despite it growing for some time, 2018 is the year when the toxicity of fandom bubbled to the top.
In a move now under consideration, the UK may outlaw secret groups on Facebook. It sounds a lot like the muffling the free speech under the guise of progress.
Over on Instagram, one bride has decided to circumvent the crippling wedding day debt, convincing a wave of brands to foot the bill. Nice.
Well, it’s official. Those who are looking to ride the back of the ‘like’ to a life of wealth and fame are wasting their time. Sorry.
‘Self-care’ is a term that has swelled into a lunchtime utopia. We scale mountains, we take photos of ourselves, we daytime drink. All of this is an unhelpful sidestep.
Alex Jones being kicked off the air was just the most notable neck chopped in a towering wave of sanctioned censorship.
While moments of social change won through social media might seem worthwhile, what it enables is something else entirely.
I plucked up the courage to escape him, but social media was one aspect I hadn’t counted on.
We’ve all witnessed it. That no-longer special someone who continues to quietly like your posts. It’s called ‘orbiting’, but I call it ‘get out of my life, please’.
Social media has presented us with a unique set of problems. However, the Ugandan government has offered a unique solution: Charging people. Could work.
It’s a fact as old as Socrates. The more we fear advancement, the more it catches on. This is especially true of new technology.
Well, it’s seemingly official. We Australians are not comfortable in sharing our take of the news online, as research indicates we care too much about what people think about us.