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Spotify and the Shame Circle

on June 15, 2012 | Spotify | Comments (1)
Spotify and the Shame Circle

Today I signed up for Spotify and to be honest, I instantly regretted it. I only signed up for the app because there was internet sensation surrounding the release in Australia and after seeing Twitter hashtags like #spotifyisorgasmic, I had to know what the deal was. So I signed up in that typical Gen Y, […]

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What is Kony 2012?

What is Kony 2012?

The social media scene has exploded through sharing information about the “Kony 2012” campaign, leading to the video going viral. Within hours of the YouTube video “Kony 2012” being uploaded by activist group Invisible Children, hundreds of thousands of people from across the world were sharing, tweeting and actively getting involved. The Kony 2012 campaign […]

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Weirding out the Internet

on February 28, 2012 | Internet | Comments (0)
Weirding out the Internet

As we use social media more and more and it becomes part of our everyday lives – are you a victim of doing these weird things on the internet?: 1. Intruding on peoples’ conversations While I’m an open person, there’s always a line you need to draw. I have always been careful when it comes […]

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Thank your … uh?

on February 13, 2012 | Social Media | Comments (0)
Thank your ... uh?

I’ve never been a big fan of the “TMI” trend (too much information). But there are just some things you shouldn’t share on the Internet. Thankyourwank.com is one of them. Yes, that’s right. Just when you thought the Internet couldn’t surprise you, along comes a site where you can personally thank the individual you fantasised […]

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The unwritten rules of Social Media

on February 6, 2012 | Social Media | Comments (2)
The unwritten rules of Social Media

For anyone with an Internet connection, it’s common knowledge there are unwritten rules when surfing the World Wide Web. Before the age of social networking, these rules were plain and simple, and widely followed. We unanimously scrolled past the 24 pages of terms and conditions before agreeing to download software. Internet history was deleted just […]

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Disconnecting the Connections

on September 26, 2011 | Internet | Comments (1)
Disconnecting the Connections

Recently, I took my Macbook Pro to the Genius Bar to get fixed. The Apple employee at the Genius Bar estimated it would take 3-5 working days to replace parts in the machine. My throat tightened as I tried to comprehend what he had just said. Five days without internet. Five days where I couldn’t […]

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Txt Spk – Yea/Nah?

Txt Spk - Yea/Nah?

The English language has undergone countless evolutions throughout the thousands of years it has been utilised. From the Elizabethan Ages where Shakespeare captured the hearts of many with his eloquent dialogue in Romeo and Juliet, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night,” and until […]

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A personal network of prying eyes

on August 15, 2011 | Facebook | Comments (1)
A personal network of prying eyes

Having the advantage of growing up with technological change and software updates faster than any other age group, Generation Y is at the frontier of social media. As a fellow Gen-Y, it comes as no shock that most of my interaction is based online, as all of my friends seemingly live online. Gossip no longer […]

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