The term 'micro-celebrity' has come into play since the rise of social media platforms, offering anyone who is active users of Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, twitter and blogging sites the chance to fall under the celebrity umbrella. The term 'celebrity' is the ability to back yourself as an investment and create a likeable persona that builds a … Continue reading You can be famous too
I have been proposed with the challenge to go without my iPhone for at least a week many times, mostly by my parents, and the idea of it seemed crazy to me. I once had the mentality that the chances of getting lost, missing out and something serious happening were a lot higher if I did … Continue reading Apple’s got more than street smarts
Transmedia storytelling is defined in formal terms by Henry Jenkins which I won't regurgitate in this post because you can read that definition here or on many other sources revolving around the topic. In my own understanding of the term, transmedia storytelling is the unexpected, new and exciting features that transpire from one entertaining narrative. So, for … Continue reading The music that keeps on giving
Copyright laws sees that the Big buck movie and media companies retain a high level of power to control the ways in which you interact with the content they create and distribute to the public. It is a system that regulates creativity so the big issue I see here is how much freedom is left … Continue reading Copyright = Party pooper
The stories on the commercial news channels such as Nine, Ten and Prime Seven, are heavily censored and generally focused on relative Australian events. The coverage on the havoc happening overseas is not something we hear much about and a lot of the stories on the war in Syria are speculation or fabricated. There are … Continue reading Take a seat and tune in
Legacy media was once a stream of information fed to society which was consumed and often unquestioned, it was a centralised and controlled source of information. The birth of the internet, a distributed network, gave people access to multiple information sources taking silent consumers to listeners, who analysed, compared and challenegd information to form an … Continue reading The ‘Postmodern’ takes matters into their own hands
So as you're reading this, the challenge is to keep you focused long enough to finish this post without quickly checking why you're phone made a buzzing sound or possibly googling brownie recipes that are good for you? I can admit that personally, I would have done both of those things already because my attention span … Continue reading Are you paying attention?
As the mobile phone evolves, so has our ways of co-existing in the world. We are now capable of moving through the streets without having to actually acknowledge the strangers that surround us, the array of interesting smells or the telephone pole coming up a few metres in front of you. It also allows us … Continue reading I will never be alone #inarelationshipwithmyphone
I for one love having a movie date at the cinemas, I am even going to admit that I have gone to the effort to see a film.. on my own 😮 Yes sounds super lame but don't lie to yourself and say you have never wanted to try it, I'm telling you it's bliss. … Continue reading THAT MOVIE GIRL
Television seems to be a norm in everyday life, it's relied on for entertainment, current affairs, and just generally educating ones self on the world. I'd like to think not too many of my childhood memories involve the Tele, however I have plenty of flashbacks to when I would rush home after school on a … Continue reading Back in my day..