What is left to say about the US election and Brexit? There seems to be a sense of fatigue now when people discuss these two events - a sense of disbelief and tiredness. However, the implications of both are so huge that we can't shy away from it and have to push ahead; not only to understand what's next, but how it all happened in the first place.
I admit it, only the highlights of my day-to-day life have the privilege of gracing my Facebook page. With the constant fear of over-sharing my private life and boring my friends by vaguebooking plaguing my mind, I realised that I'm a culprit, too.
Have you noticed that more and more often we're inundated with a newsfeed of shiny, happy photos on social media? Even though we know they don't always tell the full story, it's all too easy to compare ourselves unfavourably with what we see online and feel dissatisfied with our lives.
Confirmation bias is the tendency to interpret information in such a way as to back up your existing beliefs. We see this all the time online.
Enough is enough. LGBT people deserve better, and need billion dollar corporations like Twitter to take responsibility for their users. It's worth noting that Facebook can remove a shot of a breastfeeding woman or a nude statue in seconds (neither especially offensive, let's face it) so we know that the technology to monitor even the fastest moving content exists.
Forget the Euro, dollar, pound or even the Smackeroony - cynicism is the new currency being traded across the world. And cousin, business is a-boom...
His many public spats aside, it is impossible to deny that Trump has leveraged social media, and Twitter specifically, in a way that no other politician has previously achieved -- and he has already indicated his intention to tweet major policy announcements rather than going through traditional communications channels.
I've always been my own worst critic and for too long, social media has enabled a personality trait that I've tried so hard to overcome. Having instant access to other people's carefully crafted lives is a sure-fire way to make you doubt your own progress, even when deep down, you know 80% of social posting is one big facade.
There was a time when glamour magazines were at the forefront of the news for being considered a thing of concern, and photoshopped images and unrealistic ideals were rallied against for the negative connotations created with respect to the representation of women.
I remember the first time I laid eyes on him. His name was Norris Nokia; he was a little on the heavy side and with a tendency towards clumsiness, y...
Author's own Picture this, older people having the time of their lives taking photos of each other and posting them on social media...
Although social media sites claim that they have always prioritised giving people easy to understand, clear information about their safety and privacy policies, both the Children's Commissioner and I, along with a whole host of others believe that the odds are stacked against children online
Piers Morgan blocked me. It was an odd move because I hadn't been following him. Odder still is that the only way I could have known that he had blocked me was that he posted a tweet to say he had blocked me, which I couldn't read because he had blocked me.
Today those same bedrooms are filled with technology connected to the world wide web, and chances are that one's moment of quiet catharsis is interrupted by a notification alerting you to the latest "selfie from paradise" posted by a classmate or colleague and adorned with requisite amount of hashtags.
The Women's March is an attempt to create the conditions for different sorts of conversations than the ones that exploit fear and uncertainty and lead to division and social turbulence. It is an attempt towards opening up a space where we can come together, think together, act together for the benefit of us all.
It's the Mobile-Only audience which has long presented researchers and marketers with more of a challenge. Many online surveying, advertising and marketing processes were developed with PCs and laptops in mind, but replicating this for mobiles is pretty complex