By Niamh Casey If there’s something that most people can agree on, it’s that social media has the potential to be an extremely harmful, if not dangerous place. That potential has even become a reality on several occasions. Some examples that immediately come to mind are the countless sketchy, (to put it lightly), subreddits, where people go by false names to discuss, what … [Read more...] about Should Social Media companies allow people to post anonymously?
By Darragh Nolan In the midst of the latest in a never-ending line of Zoom calls, a passing comment from a friend put me in a bit of a spiral. “It’s going to be interesting seeing how people have new friends after lockdown.” “Friends? New?” I was at a total loss as my mind scrambled for any explanation as to how my peers were making new friends while I found myself … [Read more...] about Friendships big and small on hold through lockdown
By Sophie Kavanagh The use of Instagram filters is forcing people to be discontented with reality because Instagram is granting us the opportunity to alter it in our photos. Instagram expects that we need/want filters, the feature allowing you to do so appears as an assumption as opposed to an option before you post a picture. I believe that the psychology of this is … [Read more...] about Selfie Dysmorphia
By Olivia Hanna A former American President once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Though Roosevelt was not alive to experience social media, I’m sure he would argue that Facebook, Instagram and other platforms are thieves of joy. The relationship I have with social media is interesting, and I’m sure I’m not alone. On one hand I love the scrolling: checking in on … [Read more...] about Opinion: To compare, or not to compare
By Niamh Kelly As 2019 begins we may all wish to focus on the important things in our lives and getting rid of some of our least-used apps might help us do just that. I’m sure we all have our attachments to different social media apps, be it the ability to reach out to friends and family or the opportunity to express yourself through pictures and posts. However, with all the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Which app gets scrapped in 2019?