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
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
Mark Frederman's article 'What is the meaning of The Medium of the message' explains Marshal McLuhan's theory for digital media in a less literal sense of how the Medium risks to override the importance of the content, and looks at the big picture in what new media is doing to for social behaviours and interactions. Often when new … Continue reading Little did you know..
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
Monday's lecture came as a surprise, I least expected to question all the life choices I have made in life up until this point. It stunned me a little, I was left pondering life as I walked through the rain to a Lionel Richie classic, only I could hear. In all seriousness though, the questions … Continue reading The Dilemma I have with Technology