Some celebrities seem to be extremely at ease with publicising their private lives.
From fat shaming to eating disorders, negative views of body images have grown significantly, creating other negative issues for the day-to-day life of teenagers.
By Peter Morgan, Brittney Tolhurst, Michael Chantiri and Erin Grant We all know how powerful social media is, but what about WhatsApp? The less talked about but arguably more impactful little brother of Facebook. Whether it’s the app’s international reach or the false sense of privacy it instils, there is something about WhatsApp that weaves […]
By Emily Vescio It was hot and the music was too loud for my pounding head to handle. I was in the backseat of a rental car, straddling the border of Victoria and South Australia headed to a show in Adelaide, and I was crying my eyes out. My phone was blowing up with anonymous […]
By Jasmine Ryan @JasmineRyanTAFE The online world has caused a divide between human connections in the real world. In situations where we feel bored or have nothing to do our natural human instincts would be to talk to somebody either next to us or start up a conversation with a total stranger, to read a […]
Embed from Getty Images BY DAVID LINDSAY It was a sad day in court for pop sensation Kesha and women’s rights everywhere after a New York judge ruled on Friday that the teary and distraught singer would not be released from a recording contract with Sony Music and the producer she claimed was sexually and […]
View image | gettyimages.com BY AARON STREATFEILD Don’t, seriously. Whoop! You did, didn’t you? You just couldn’t help yourself. Yet again we witness, in the aftermath of a horrific event, the shockwave of social media opinion. The time has come and gone. Andrew Chan and Muyuran Sukumaran have met their long-awaited fate, at the hands […]
Are you overexposed on the Internet? Photo: love Maegan/flickr BY SIMON EDDS Despite almost all of my friends jumping on board, it wasn’t until early 2008 that I finally joined Facebook (and after reviewing my first few posts, I didn’t enjoy the experience very much). But sure enough, as my list of friends […]
In our first-ever STM podcast, NICK CAVARRETTA broaches the subject of bands buying facebook likes with Chris Penney from Glitter Canyon, who bought 1000 likes for his band’s page, and Matthew Carpenter from GetWithSocial.com, who sells facebook likes to anyone who is willing to pay for them. This is a common practice, but who is […]
Apostle birds, Gulargambone, NSW. Photo: Brett Donald/flickr BY AMANDA PARKINSON Farming is changing. Most farmers are used to the tweeting of birds on their land, but Australian farmers are doing a lot of the tweeting themselves. Farming group AgChatOz is an organisation whose aim is to use social media site Twitter to connect rural […]