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Digital Relaxation – Can Technology Help Us Unwind?

Technology is often associated with causing people stress. After all, we live in an era where 66% of Brits own a smartphone. The average user touches their device over 2500…

A nip here, A tuck there.

It seems society has always valued beauty more so than any other quality. We are convinced of this very persuasively through media platforms. For example, The very well known…

Instagram = Insta-sad?

Hello beautiful earthlings! As said before, I will be addressing the issue (perhaps not?) of Instagram. As much as Facebook, I am a very frequent user of Instagram…

‘The most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy’, United Kingdom

The recent internet surveillance law, Investigatory Powers Act 2016 in United Kingdom (UK) ignited intense discussion. The new bill was called ‘Snoopers’ charter’ and ‘The most extreme surveillance…

Festivities and Social Media – Why we didn’t need to see your pigs in blankets this Christmas

I recently read that while many adults will share anecdotes across the table this Festive period, many kids will be doing the same, but over social media.

The Legitimacy of Fitness Gurus

All over the world women and men are posting pictures and videos of themselves working out, or at the very least gym-ready. It has started a new hype,…

You’ll never believe how these people became famous…

So how do you become famous? Just take a look at some of the celebrities young people look up to and you may be horrified as to how…

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

It’s no surprise that in the digital age our lives are centred around our smartphones and social media. We use them on a more-than-regular basis, spending a third of…

When I grow up I want to be…

We all remember what we wanted to be when we were older. Like most girls my generation when I was younger I would dress up in all the…

The Misuse Of Mental Health Terminology On Social Media

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are a great place to voice your opinions and tell people how you’re feeling. The online world is huge and…

Cute Costs- The Industrial Impact of Influencers.

Hi GenZ’ers! I hope you’ve had a very Merry Christmas and are now revelling in the no-mans land week which occurs after chrimbo but before New Year rocks…

Black Lives Vs All Lives.

Hello and Welcome Curious Minds!   Today I thought I would talk about the divide between the Black Lives Matter movement and All Lives Matter. Since starting this…

Online Racism V Real Life Racism

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Hanukkah and Christmas, and are having a good winter break! So for this post I thought I would cover the…

4 Reasons Why Technology Will Change Your Visual Expression On Social Media In 2017

With only 2 days left in 2016, it is time to look at what 2017 has for us. There is no denying that it is going to be…

Bully or victim?

Hey guys, I decided to dedicate this blog post to talk to you guys about the good old media. As girls (I’m sure boys as well) it affects…

“Does This Mean I’m Unhealthy?” The ‘Belly Button Challenge and the Social Impacts of Viral Trends

Photo Credit: Shamil Khakirov from Ukraine (-  Uploaded by High Contrast) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Hello and welcome back to ‘End The Trend’. As you may know,…

Insta Incidents & Tumblr Troubles

In 2013 there was an online outrage over the Pro-ana, Pro-mia and Thinspiration posts that could and still can be found on social networks Instagram and Tumblr. Both social…

‘WoWAHOLIC’ – What actually makes a game so addictive?

Following on from last weeks ‘The rise in gaming addiction’, this post aims to identify – What makes video games so addictive (and which games are the most…

Self Esteem and Assurance Needs: The psychology behind social media

Choosing the right filter, uploading at peak time and tagging a few hours later to give the picture and second revive to reach more people to see. These…

News in the age of online communication

Whether the development of technology has been beneficial or not is an existing discussion that can have different answers. However I want to focus my attention on some…

Adult Sexting: Building Intimacy or Revenge?

Sexting. I’m sure we’re all aware of it, whether we’re directly involved in it or not. For those of you who live in a forest without internet connection,…

Robots In the Workplace

Will robots steal your job? In the last blog post we looked into how AI is creeping its way into your personal spaces via consumer electronics. In this…

A World Without Likes

Afternoon!

Christmas has come and gone and it’s that time of the year where well… you don’t really know what time of the year it is. Do the days between Christmas and New Year even count? It’s Thursday afternoon and I still haven’t quite made it out of bed. After tackling the boxing day sales I seem to have begun hibernating (amongst a mountain of leftover x-mas food and 3 Toblerones).

The Pursuit of Happiness | Are we being sold lies?

In the developed world, a majority of us have access to all our basic human needs, the ages of fighting to survive have long passed. Now, we’re seeking a  less physical…

Post #6: Fake or fact?

Do you believe everything you read online? Stories are out there releasing false and misleading news. Do you ever consider that the horrifying news story you are reading…

Is Social Media Impacting our Self- Perception?

Hi everyone. This Week I will be talking about how social media has impacted the self-perception of many of its users. As we’ve become obsessed with keeping our…

Who needs whitening products if you have Photoshop?!

Hi there, 你们好吗?How is everyone? I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas 🎄 and received lots and lots of presents 😉 Today I will talk about how…

KILLING SELF ESTEEM

The topic of this post is something that affects me greatly, and has done for quite some time. Social media has both its good and its bad elements,…

Creating Global Communities Online

The web spans all over the world, covering most countries, reaching billions of people. Therefore, the Internet can create online global communities through online spaces allowing people to…

The Dangers of the Amazon Echo

What is the Amazon Echo and what does it do? For anyone who has been living under technological rock, the Amazon Echo is a small smart device that…

Hyper-Connectivity Vs Identity

Hello folks, Christmas is over and its that time of year, when everyone has eaten way to many Quality streets and roast potatoes and the discussion of new…

Trying Clean Eating For A Day

After researching into what clean eating is, I decided to spent today eating clean and vlogged the experience for you to watch. THE POSITIVES As I mentioned in the video, the…

Seeing In The New Year Positively

As 2016 draws to a close we all make way for the New Year hoping that it’ll be better than the last. New Year, new opportunities, new adventures and…

Did You Know…?

Did you know… ~ There are different types of anxiety disorders? Agoraphobia where you have an intense fear of certain situations including leaving your home, being in public…

ABOUT ME

  About Moi! Hi guys, and welcome to my very first blog. My Name is Samantha, I’m 19 years old and I study communication and Media, 2nd Year…

IT’S TIME TO TAKE A SELFIE?!

SAY CHEESE! So, you’re probably wondering..”what does taking a selfie have anything to do with cosmetic surgery?”. Before this Blog, i had no idea either. But it has…

Perfectionism: A Growing Concern

Are you aware of the long term effects caused by perfectionism? Perfectionism can have serious implications on a young persons health, with links to anxiety and depression. The…

YOU’RE ‘NETHER’ GONNA GET OUT OF IT -The rise in gaming addiction.

Welcome to GAME OVERS first blog post! This week we will be taking a look at what gaming addiction is, and why the issue is rising. Specifically taking…

Episode I: A Recurring Menace

OR: A review of the affect of technology addiction on behaviour, both online and in real life. From a study carried out by guesswork and assumptions, 98% of…