Internet Culture

A Comment on Comments

Emily Buchanan | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Tech
Emily Buchanan

If my blog post is impeccably well-timed and I manage to rise above the sheer volume of words on screen, I then risk something far worse than apathy, far greater than insignificance... I risk comments.

How We All Became Alex Jones

Hussein Kesvani | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hussein Kesvani

Over the past few days, a video showing the Infowars.com host, Alex Jones' tirade against CNN anchor Piers Morgan has become a viral sensation. Within the space of 15 minutes, Jones not only declared Morgan as a "hatchet man of the new world order" but also might threatened war on the Obama administration if any action to forcibly seize guns took place.

Did Social Media Kill Shane McEntee?

David Prescott | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
David Prescott

Social media is making politicians better public servants. But in return, the public must recognise that they are only human and criticism is ten times more worse when others get to see it.

They See Me Trollin'

Jonathan Frost | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Frost

Trolling is the stuff of internet myth and legend. Using the internet as a platform, the troll is a person that will go out of their way to try and spark an argument by making deliberately stupid or offensive comments, safe in the knowledge that they are out of harm's reach. And, to be fair, it can be hilarious if done well, spiting the everyday internet user into an all out rage in a very public way for the entertainment of many.