Category Archives: Social Media

Shaming Shame Culture

I’m sure you’ll all have seen the great internet flame war that was the melt-down of Ashley Madison earlier this year. If, however, you lived under a rock, here you go: Internet hook-up service specifically marketed at married people had

Shaming Shame Culture

I’m sure you’ll all have seen the great internet flame war that was the melt-down of Ashley Madison earlier this year. If, however, you lived under a rock, here you go: Internet hook-up service specifically marketed at married people had

Film Trailers are Events Now, But Should We Worry?

How exactly have trailers become ‘events’ in and of themselves? And what exactly does it mean for the future of film?

Film Trailers are Events Now, But Should We Worry?

How exactly have trailers become ‘events’ in and of themselves? And what exactly does it mean for the future of film?

Out of the Desert and Onto the Screen: Facebook and The Hyperreal

“The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.” —from The Ecstasy of Communication

Out of the Desert and Onto the Screen: Facebook and The Hyperreal

“The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.” —from The Ecstasy of Communication

Snap! Crackle! Pop (ular culture and adverts)!

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper” Thomas Jefferson I think that adverts are becoming more and more irrelevant and dated, and this is actually kind of sad and also important.  When I think of

Snap! Crackle! Pop (ular culture and adverts)!

“Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper” Thomas Jefferson I think that adverts are becoming more and more irrelevant and dated, and this is actually kind of sad and also important.  When I think of

The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Chat Magazine

For the purposes of this blog (and ergo modern science) I decided to dive headlong into the murky world of Women’s Real Life Weeklies. I regret to say I felt kind of bad about buying it. My snobbish sensibilities got

The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Chat Magazine

For the purposes of this blog (and ergo modern science) I decided to dive headlong into the murky world of Women’s Real Life Weeklies. I regret to say I felt kind of bad about buying it. My snobbish sensibilities got

ALL UR MEME ARE BELONG TO US

You probably saw that this week Putin has banned all memes that show celebrities in a way not in line with their ‘personality’. It’s easy for us all to scoff at this blatant censorship – which will no doubt produce

ALL UR MEME ARE BELONG TO US

You probably saw that this week Putin has banned all memes that show celebrities in a way not in line with their ‘personality’. It’s easy for us all to scoff at this blatant censorship – which will no doubt produce

Facebook, Twitter, and Some Narrative Theory That May or May Not Be Interesting And/Or Relevant

Okay: I may as well come right out and admit that in contrast to the last two positively laugh-a-minute riots we’ve posted, this one may come off as a bit, erm, dull. It’s to do with a branch of critical

Facebook, Twitter, and Some Narrative Theory That May or May Not Be Interesting And/Or Relevant

Okay: I may as well come right out and admit that in contrast to the last two positively laugh-a-minute riots we’ve posted, this one may come off as a bit, erm, dull. It’s to do with a branch of critical