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Sham Sanctuaries – Exciting or Irresponsible?

As a young person, scrolling through your social media feeds you are almost certain to come across photographs and videos of your friends on their travels, and you…

Memes: Helping causes one Gorilla at a time

Memes have become caped crusaders by bringing attention to important causes. Today’s society’s obsession with sharing viral memes has shed light on many causes that had gone under the public’s radar. This…

Top Tips Everyone Should Follow to Improve their Privacy and The Security of Their Data Online.

According to internetlivestats.com, around 40% of the world has access to the internet. That translates to over 3 billion people. The internet is therefore a goldmine of data…

– Ways to tackle internet addiction

Generally, therapy for internet addiction includes individual therapy, group therapy, behavior modification exercises and developing other interests via art therapy, recreation therapy or similar programs. Also, some parents…

The end.

Technology like no other. This blog post is the last of the written ones I will be posing on this site as the new blog post will be…

Even hair salons are going cruelty free!

It appears not only supermarkets and resturants are taking the hint that consumers want more cruelty free products, even hairdressers can see this demand!  When I recently looked…

Interview with Doris Porter

I decided to have a casual conversation about Beauty Standards and why women are confirming to more unrealistic standards. I decided to talk to Doris Porter as she…

Voices of youth

How do nowadays young-people use their Social Media? Three different students, from three different countries have expressed their opinion on Social Media. Surprisingly their ideas are all quite similar…

– Effects of Teen Internet Addiction

Everything has two sides – Internet also. Hardly could we say Internet is bad because it depends on the way of how human using it. With the huge…

Small Print Secrets

  As discussed briefly in the last post people are starting to realise that they could be signing up for a lot more than they originally anticipated. Terms…

How has Social media and Blogging influenced Journalism?

Social media is an ever-growing industry with giants such as Facebook and Twitter with hundreds of millions of users. Social media has been a powerful tool to help…

2017: A MySpace Odyssey

OR: Answering the question: is an addiction to technology completely terrible? In the digital world of social media, search engines, and sexting, nothing is out-of-bounds. [Don’t quote me…

12 Hour Social Media Ban

After delving into the reasons why we have become so obsessed by social media in my past posts, I thought I would take a different approach for this…

I’ve Got A New Tinder Match

“I’ve got a new match on tinder!” is becoming an increasingly familiar sound. Online dating is now more popular than ever and has transfixed modern society. Driving the…

IS THERE A GLAMORISATION OF COSMETIC SURGERY

By Social Media Firstly, let’s kick it off with the infamous Kylie Jenner lip challenge. The youngest of the Kardashian Klan caused a stir on social media, a…

Changing Traditional Protests

Today we will discuss the effect social media has had on traditional forms of protesting such as riots.   Years ago it would have seemed impossible to organize a…

Slacktivism.

This blog post we will be discussing slacktvism, what is it?  Slacktivism, is the actions preformed via the internet in support of political or social causes, but regarded…

5 Ways to Become a Professional Travel Blogger

  Over the year of 2016 especially, we have seen the rise of many bloggers and vloggers whose main purpose is to capture their travel experience and share…

WikiLeaks.

For this blog the topic we will be talking about is WikiLeaks, and by extent Edward Snowden.  Whistleblowing by definition is when a person exposes any kind of…

Women, Culture & Society: ‘Spoken Word/Short Story’

“The Beauty” by Marnie Pili “When I was a young girl, I grew up with an earthly childhood. In my eyes, the grass was greener. The sun was…

Blocking Fake News: Facebook and Google on Board

Facebook and Google have felt the urgency to combat fake news after internet users claimed that false stories had a drastic impact on the results of the US…

Online Petitions.

The first post will discuss online petition websites like change.org or petition.parliament.uk, both these examples along with many more are great examples of how many people want change. …

Welcome!

Welcome! This is a blog about the changing landscape of online activism.  We will discuss how it has helped past protests, how it has transformed present revolts and…

CYBER STOP, CYBER BULLING MY STORY

Hello my friends, I want to tell you guys my story and why I wanted to start this cyber bullying blog as well as my reasons for continuing…

Video: Self-Expression In A Visual Society

We have become a visual society. A visual society, where our ways of expressing ourselves are increasingly influenced by it. Behind The Filter discussed the the role of self-expression…

A First-Hand Perspective: Interviewing Viral Trend Participants

Hello and welcome back to ‘End The Trend’, the blog about damaging social media viral trends and their effects. Today we’ve got something new in the form of a…

‘Snapchatting’ like a Celebrity

So for this post I thought I would try something different and create a vlog style video presentation all about Snapchat. As an app it has reached extraordinary…

PETA

This blog post is to say thank you to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for all the hard work that they have done over the years…

Deleting is Cheating: Infidelity, Sexting and other Naughties

All is going well in your relationship and it is all flowers and rainbows. But you notice that your SO is being very shady with her phone. Let’s…

US Election: who run the world? Memes

Political memes… even if you were to go above and beyond attempting to avoid everything and anything to do with politics, these pesky little things that litter the…

Conventions and the Bronies – has this gone too far?

Have you ever been so invested in a TV show, TV show character or the actress/ actor that plays a particular character in a TV show? Have you…

online communities: Gender Fluidity.

Gender futility has come into the news a lot recently with celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Lena Dunham coming out as Gender Fluid. despite this gender, fluidity is something that the general public…

Women’s March – Women just wanna have fun-damental rights

The Women’s March on Washington The Women’s March took place in Washington DC on January 21st of this month, following the inauguration of Donald Trump. Hundreds and thousands of people took…

5 ways to support gender identity causes online.

With the increasing amount of information available online and the ability to connect with thousands of people online, more and more people are coming out as gender-fluid, transgender and many…

Celebrity Obsession

10 Social Media Hoaxes and Fake News Stories of 2016: Video

  2016 saw lots of social media hoaxes and fake news stories spread like wildfire across the realms of the Internet, so we made a video discussing some…

Trump`s Inauguration: #ThankYouObamas

On the 20th January, 2017, the new President of the United States of America was sworn into office, following a hectic and really stressful election season. The 2016…

This Brings Me to The Shocking Statistics…

Surgery: The Facts: My final blog post on the topic of plastic surgery is looking at some statistics of what procedures people endure, and the recent rise in…

How will we be travelling in the future?

Ever wondered what transport will be like in the future? Well you’ve come to the right place! After looking into how to future of technology will have an…

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