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Though a long tradition it is one that has been proved wrong so many times and perhaps represents a greater threat to our future well-being than the technologies of which it is so fearful.
What has happened since the campaign was at its peak has been that people are taking a picture of themselves with a high five and writing a message with it. These messages range from people describing their anxiety levels that day, to how they've personally overcome anxiety and the giving of advice to others. And you know what? People are connected and continue to connect.
We can all learn a lesson from Mean Girls here: "Calling somebody else fat won't make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn't make you any smarter. And ruining [someone else's] life definitely didn't make me any happier."
I refuse to accept that today is 'No Bra Day'. As far as Twitter is concerned, 13 October is an official day when people should not wear bras - apparently to raise awareness of breast cancer. The problem is, it seems to be slightly creepy, and also bollocks.
Apple released their newly anticipated iPhone at the end of September, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Below are some pros and cons I have discovered en route to falling (partly) in love with my new phone.
The issue surrounding Ashley VanPevenage struck another nerve in me when it comes to how society views and deals with acne. For those of you who don't know, Ashley VanPevenage put out a photo of her skin before and after make up, revealing her bad skin.
My Mum recently showed me some photos of her and her family and friends when she was younger. These were all beautifully placed in an album, laughing, beautiful shots that are great to look back on and revel in the memories.
Wake up to the blaring noise of an alarm clock; jump out of bed and rush to the shower; eat something quick and convenient in the car; speed through the traffic and drive aggressively in order to arrive at work on time.
We're not a commodity and, contrary to hotels, cars, books etc. we have feelings and emotions, and are essentially pretty fragile individuals who really don't need - as the Register has dubbed it - 'slander-as-a-service'. How anyone could think this even vaguely a clever idea, and not a malicious, odious platform for bullying and nastiness is beyond me.
It is no secret that Jeremy Corbyn won the social media battle among his party leader challengers over the summer. Having appealed to a younger and more tech-savvy audience, Corbyn had a bigger social media presence and was even the source of several social media trends (such as #Jezwecan). But could this strong start on social media continue once he was in the top job?
We talked about a whole bunch of stuff. This opened up conversations that led to other conversations and I it helped me understand how young people use the internet and how they feel about it. It's easy to forget that today's teenagers have grown up in a digital environment - I didn't.
I use the word 'protection' deliberately because in many ways the proliferation of images on the Internet is a form of abuse. An abuse of the individual's right to a private life, an abuse of the (rapidly disappearing) innocence of childhood, and in some cases actual literal abuse.
Now, every social platform has its own internal universe of slang terms, in-jokes, unreadable acronyms and memes, and the rules of discourse on Twitter are not those of general conversation. This doesn't, however, mean that discussions on social media exist in an online bubble, isolated from the world, and language, at large.
This constant and regular presence on social networking sites (an estimated 4-hours a day) has put young girls in a virtual panorama; the pressures to achieve the perfect makeup, body, weight are magnified in an arena where selfies, revenge porn and body shaming are the norm.
Last week I published a post titled: Mental Illness Doesn't Make You Any Less Human - don't be afraid to speak up - I was taken aback by the response ...