Unplugged. A strange adjective to give to a person. But in today’s device obsessed world it has meaning. Taking ourselves away from all devices on which we access the internet is challenging. In class during this semester we talked about avoiding the internet for a day and documenting it. I thought I wouldn’t be able…… Continue reading The Unplugged Self
The kids and teenagers of today’s world have grown up online. They have been exposed to social media and online activity from a very young age. This is different to our generation and most adults who would have been teenagers already when the popularity of the web exploded. For example,…… Continue reading Generation .com
As we know, the web allows for complete anonymity, people can remain anonymous on social media sites, browsing websites, blogs and reading the news online. Due to the web allowing anonymity, people don’t have to show themselves online, they can alter their digital self in whatever way they wish. This has many negative consequences for…… Continue reading Negative consequences of anonymity on the web
Bloggers, bloggers everywhere… Blogging in Ireland today has become a huge trend. Many people have found local fame from it and many Irish celebs have jumped on board in a potential effort to self-promote. Apps such as Snapchat and Instagram provide the perfect platforms for bloggers, we could look at them as live journals. Bloggers…… Continue reading Blogging in Ireland today
How employable are you if we were to look at your social media profiles? If you are starting a new job or a placement for your college course would you change your profile to hide some aspects of your life? Would you change your name so employers couldn’t search you? These are all relevant questions…… Continue reading Are you employable on social media?
Narrative: a spoken or written account of certain events, a story. If we link this idea to Snapchat we see a modern approach to telling/sharing stories. People can share stories and keep diaries online in the form of written blogs, but Snapchat has become a tool that enables people to do this through photos and…… Continue reading Snapchat and the written self
Let’s take a look at the selfie phenomenon. They started off being seen as vain and narcissistic but have now become a vast aspect of most social media sites. Everyone posts selfies these days, it’s not seen as embarrassing anymore. Some social media apps encourage selfies, as is the case with Snapchat and Instagram where the focus…… Continue reading Selfie-Aware