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Monday, 29 September 2014

Even Perverts Need a Release

There was an article in the Telegraph today which, in a nutshell, suggested social media encourages us(/primarily men, according to the writer) to be weird perverts.

Fair enough. Child pornography is rife, people can unleash their inner freak via Tinder, 

 and Facebook is a hotbed of trolls who creep down its corridors looking for profile pictures which show a hint of cleavage, so they can then send borderline incomprehensible messages about how difficult it is to ‘finding nice frend’.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Emma Watson verses The Internet

Okay, time to get serious this week. The whole leaked celebrity photos debacle seems to of opened a wide-reaching debate about the status of women on the internet... and I'm about to comment on it.

It's well founded that women are at extremely high risk of abuse and violence at the hands of men, and whilst most of us weak, hormonal ogres do a fairly decent job of leaving women alone in real life, when it comes to the online world there seem to be endless trolls and hackers looking to attack women at the click of a mouse.

Friday, 19 September 2014

How about them Apples, Google?

The "right to be forgotten" case against Google may of actually been forgotten by quite a few people. The European guys have certainly been taking their sweet time ratifying the whole appeal!

Lets have a reminder. It was on the 13 May that the European Court of Justice stipulated that everyone has the so-called "right to be forgotten" - meaning stop linking to my embarrassing "Las Vegas" incident Google...

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Apple responds to requests to remove Songs of Innocence from your iTunes

    Apple’s latest marketing technique is to force people to endure U2’s new album. Unsurprisingly, this didn’t go down well. Upon release the album was panned by critics and apple users alike. It even succeeded in making people hate Bono and U2 more than ever, which I didn’t think was possible. Popular rapper Tyler the Creator was not a fan.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Robot journalists - bringing fact-like, unoriginal articles to the creatively-challenged

The Los Angeles Times are employing robot journalists. And we don't just mean lazy-eyed, Monday morning, zombie-esque journos who bash out thoughtless, unoriginal copy. This is much more 'oh-god-they've-replaced-the-Tesco's-staff-with-scanners, WHERE WILL THE JOBS GO?, help us, save us, call Bob Geldof' type stuff.


Thursday, 11 September 2014

GoPro’s Dynamite YouTube Strategy

The California-based digital camera manufacturer is in the top 5 ranked brand channels on YouTube according to Touchstorm, with a mammoth following of over 2.2 million and an average awesome ranking of 110.

Brands only account for around 2% of YouTube channels, so GoPro must be doing something right in order to keep their place at the top. How do they keep their viewers engaged and bouncing with excitement?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Android fanboys and fangirls react to iPhone announcement

 The Apple launch has now come and gone – revealing two new iPhones, a watch and a man with scarf. They’re bigger, faster and more amazing than ever, but Android users have not taken to it.
   The Android fanboys and fangirls have reacted to the announcement of Apple’s new products by – shock horror – slamming it. Twitter user and avid fanboy Eduardo had this to say on the matter:

Monday, 8 September 2014

The internet = cute stuff. That's it.

Recently I discovered the secret to popularity. (And by popularity I mean online likes and shares and love and affection from the adoring virtual fans I interact with through the screen. What other kind of popularity is there?) 

Aside from keeping me warm at night and giving me a fuzzy feeling on the inside, this new discovery had lead me to scrutinize the human emotional scale of online beings.

Because the secret to the internet, truly, is cute stuff. Which is fine, but what does it say about us?

See, this is what you want, isn't it?

Friday, 5 September 2014

iCloud Password Strength = Weak (and possibly irrelevant)

Apple are in big trouble. Over 100 celebrities have had naked photographs and intimate videos stolen from their iCloud and posted across the 4Chan network. It seems the Cloud may not be as safe and convenient as the tech giants would have us believe...

The leaked photographs are a ruthless violation of the privacy of female celebrities and should be condemned. But at least Jennifer Lawrence's boobs have finally put an end to ALS Challenge videos.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Let's making laugh at bad Engrish!

Ok, so with fewer recent feelings of rage towards social media and the internet in general, this week I'm going to delve into one of my favourite websites, find some of the more amusing photos and post them for your viewing pleasure. Sit back on this fine Monday afternoon, take a drag on your cigar, a sip on your whiskey and enjoy... (What we should all be doing in a better world).

Photo credit: http://www.engrish.com/