I was fairly sceptical of memetic warfare when I first heard of it a few weeks ago. However, after investigating some of the claims made concerning the impact memes can have on society and politics, I have reason to believe that meme warfare does in fact exist. You may not know what memetic warfare is and… Continue reading Memes: the new form of propaganda
Journalism as we know it is dying. The old legacy news media model must change if journalism stands a chance at surviving in the age of social media. The traditional model for making/distributing journalism is still used by publishers today and it is having a detrimental impact on the profession. The role of a publisher… Continue reading The death of journalism
In a world where we can post anything at any time how easy is it to pose as a journalist? There is a constant flow of information clogging up your feed so how are you supposed to know what is real? What discerns the truth from falsehoods? To be frank, I don't know the… Continue reading Is this journalism?
The meaning of 'aesthetic' has changed drastically over the past decade, especially since the rise in social media. Aesthetics was originally a philosophical term that referred to notions of beauty. However, since social media platforms like Tumblr and Instagram have emerged the internet has found a new meaning for the word. A e s t… Continue reading A e s t h e t i c s ???
People often ask me to tell them about my time in France. What was the wine like? Do you have a favourite type of cheese? Are the French people actually attractive? The list goes on. But recently I have found myself in the situation where I am being asked to choose between Lyon and Paris.… Continue reading Lyon ou Paris?
NYE Trends Over the past few years the phrase "New Year, New Me" has grown exponentially across the globe. Along with this trend of changing yourself for the New Year has also got an equally as popular counterpart. While some write down their resolutions for the year ahead others like to "keep it real", stating… Continue reading New Year, New Holiday to Plan