Tag Archives: social media

Lock up the Children | Technology, Anxieties & Regulation

History has told us that as every new technology emerges so does another anxiety. From the development of publishing and the idea that citizens will read and not work, to television stopping children from playing outside, anxiety towards technology is … Continue reading

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Local voices to global audiences | Social media and online activism

  Social media has change the way the world communicates, making it easier to mobilize for collective action (Woldsfeld et al 2013). With technology as the driving force of online activism, social networks roles are to mobilise, coordinate and disseminate … Continue reading

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A ‘like’ will not cure cancer and does not make you an activist

As consistent social media participants we are regularly bombarded with social activism through these platforms. Social networking has adapted since its development allowing for social activism to take place, where technology is now driving change. The ability to connect on … Continue reading

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Trial and Error – BCM240 Reflection

It’s now time to reflect on 8 weeks of blogging for my university subject BCM240 – Media, Audience and Place. For all of 2012 I blogged for two university subjects however this time round it has been different. Personally I … Continue reading

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Tweet Tweet – The success of the microblogging platform

Before I began my degree at the University of Wollongong I knew nothing about the microblogging site. I initially thought that it was just a whole bunch of “OMG, LOL and WTF’s” however now looking into the platform, it is … Continue reading

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