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Don’t Deport Ali Choudhry

on January 6, 2014 | Australia | Comments (0)
Don't Deport Ali Choudhry

An online petition pleading for the Australian immigration minister to stop the forthcoming deportation of a Pakistani born but US bred man, has garnered almost 50,000 signatures in just over 24 hours. Ali Choudhry and his partner long term partner, Matthew Hynd have been trying to gain government recognition for their relationship that would allow […]

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“My Shirt Didn’t Match My Human Rights” – Brisbane Gay Activist Bike Ride Goes Viral

on August 26, 2013 | Brisbane | Comments (0)
"My Shirt Didn't Match My Human Rights" - Brisbane Gay Activist Bike Ride Goes Viral

The Youtube clip of a Brisbane artist and gay rights activist riding topless through the cities’ CBD has reached over 2500 views since it’s upload on Thursday. With the words “my shirt didn’t match my human rights” written on her back, Ashley ‘Illma’ Gore  and made her “artistic statement” in response to opposition leader Tony […]

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Police To Investigate Hate Letter Against Teen With Autism

on August 21, 2013 | Social Media | Comments (0)
Police To Investigate Hate Letter Against Teen With Autism

A photo of hate letter towards a Canadian teen with severe autism and his family has sparked outrage over facebook after being shared over 30,000 times and counting. The anonymous letter was delivered to Max’s grandmother’s house, where he often spends mornings in the summer. Signed by “one pissed off mother”, the letter personally attacked […]

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Psy’s New Single ‘Gentleman’ Reaches 100 Million Views In 4 Days

on April 17, 2013 | Youtube | Comments (0)
Psy's New Single 'Gentleman' Reaches 100 Million Views In 4 Days

Psy’s new single ‘Gentleman’ has reached 50 million views in 4 days. As promised in December last year, Korean Pop icon Psy has released his latest soon-to-be hit single, Gentleman which has already accumulated over 50 million Youtube views in 2 days. The song debuted live on Youtube on April 13th, hitting the 10 million […]

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Palestinian Blogger Jailed For Liking Facebook Post

on April 3, 2013 | Facebook | Comments (2)
Palestinian Blogger Jailed For Liking Facebook Post

Salfit man, Anas Ismail was charged with libel and slander and sentenced to six months imprisonment after liking three Facebook posts criticising Palestinian authorities. Ismail said that he was detained for 17 days before his absentia sentencing, later writing on his Facebook page: “For a ‘tag’, you get one year. For a ‘like’, you get […]

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Success Story: Man Finds Birth Mother Through Facebook Plea

on March 21, 2013 | Facebook | Comments (2)
Success Story: Man Finds Birth Mother Through Facebook Plea

I don’t know about you, but recently my Facebook feed has been filled with people sharing images of strangers holding hand written signs, looking for help in finding long lost loved ones or people from their past. It’s been a wonder to me if anyone had actually had any success in this research method, until […]

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Hashtags on Facebook

on March 19, 2013 | Facebook | Comments (2)
Hashtags on Facebook

Facebook is rumoured to be currently working on a hashtag feature. Although the dominant feature of Twitter, hashtags are becoming a part of the Facebook culture with users tagging images and updates, both in connection to other social networking sites such as Instagram, and also ironically since hash tgas don’t work on Facebook (yet). Reported […]

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Enough Is Enough – UK Boxer Tracks Down Twitter Troll

on March 14, 2013 | Twitter | Comments (0)
Enough Is Enough - UK Boxer Tracks Down Twitter Troll

A cocky twitter troll has had a surprise visit from UK footballer turned boxer, Curtis Woodhouse, after the user, @Jimmyob88 reportedly verbally abused him over the loss of his English light welterweight crown. After being publically called a “complete disgrace” and “laughable joke”, Woodhouse decided to make the consequences of the trolls actions hit hard, […]

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Youth Use Social Media In Campaign To End Poverty

Youth Use Social Media In Campaign To End Poverty

Around 1000 young ambassadors are using social media to create hype and participation in contributing towards the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. Using Twitter and Facebook, the ambassadors are gaining celebrity and political attention, including comedians Wil Anderson, Arj Barker as well as Greens senator, Sarah Hanson-Young, former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. They are […]

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Ipswich Doctor Spurs Facebook Action Against Woolworth’s “Fresh Food People” Donut Billboard

on February 26, 2013 | Australia | Comments (0)
Ipswich Doctor Spurs Facebook Action Against Woolworth's "Fresh Food People" Donut Billboard

The advert, pitched along the Warrego Highway, displays a large image of a donut next to the words “Proudly supplying Ipswich with fresh food for over 43 years”. “Appalled” with billboard choice, Ipswich Doctor, Jason Maloo snapped a pic and publically shared his disapproval on the Facebook page of UK celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver. “Obesity […]

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