By Daniel Brennan Like many people my age, I’m a bit of a social media addict. My personal poison of choice is the certified cesspit that is Twitter – in around four years of using the site regularly, I’ve racked up over 40,000 tweets, and I’m now averaging around 1,000 tweets every month. That doesn’t even account for the amount of time I spend scrolling, liking, retweeting … [Read more...] about Social Media in exam season – Tweet or Delete?
Not so long ago, I found myself in a funny kind of situation, but not the funny ‘haha’ kind. It was a funny, makes your insides squirm kind. And the thing was, it wasn’t the situation itself, but my reaction to it that made me feel this way. See, I am in a Facebook group chat full of boys, because they just happen to be some of my best friends. They talk about football and … [Read more...] about Selfies and self-worth
Social media is an infinite scroll of humblebrags, naïve politics and insufferable sunset snaps taken somewhere better than wherever you’re reading this from. It is a source of entertainment, envy and enlightenment but is there a point when social media becomes dangerous? Facebook is The Procrastination Station when it comes to student life. It is irritating at the best of … [Read more...] about The real Snapchat story
I've decided to share this story. It is an apology. I want the world to know that I am sorry, but I can't reveal my identity for fear that it would compromise him or anyone he is associated with. … [Read more...] about Student Experience: My Harassment Story
#Gamergate has become one of the biggest movements the gaming industry has seen, perhaps even bigger than Jack Thompson’s crusade against video games in 2005 when he tried to draw a comparison between violence in video games and real life. … [Read more...] about Gamergate: intro and analysis