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I want my privacy and my naked selfies too

I want my privacy and my naked selfies too
by Hannah Sinclair Earlier this week, we were told fewer than one in ten Australians trust social media companies to protect their privacy. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s report took a look at our attitudes...

The dangers of “fitspiration” on social media

The dangers of "fitspiration" on social media
Arya Ziai/flickr by Eliza Rugg As the Australian summer approaches, everyone with a social media account is in for an unhealthy treat. Endless photos of washboard abs, sculptured triceps and rippling muscles bulging out of designer...

Social media’s new pornography and hate culture

Social media's new pornography and hate culture
by Dragana Mrkaja My morning routine usually begins with a quick Facebook, Instagram and Twitter check. Facebook keeps me up to date with friends, Instagram allows me to croon over cats and new-born babies, while Twitter notifies me...

#FBrape or #FreedomOfSpeech

#FBrape or #FreedomOfSpeech
by Jean Suyat Facebook responds to campaign. Credit: Thos003 (Flickr) Every now and then there’s a Facebook page that becomes popular and it forces me to wonder whether it’s time to cull my “friend” count when I see these people...

Keep Moving, nothing to see here

Picture: Tammy Lo So Andrew Stockdale’s solo record Keep Moving is about to drop, and suddenly he’s feeling a little bad. It’s been about a year now since the Wolfmother frontman and chief songsmith attacked the...

#FBrape – Rape OK, Elbows not tolerated

#FBrape - Rape OK, Elbows not tolerated
By Kiara Pecenko This week, three feminists took on Facebook and won. With 1.11 billion users, and 50 million pages, the internet juggernaut were forced to make an apology and update their screening policy, after three women started...

System Of A Downer

By Nathan Hewitt Image: Carlos Varela From a creative perspective, American alternative rockers System of a Down have been relatively inactive of late.  It’s been around six years since a new record. Perhaps this inactivity...

Twitter abuse a problem?

Twitter abuse a problem?
Kurt Tippett was threatened with death by angry fans on Twitter By Kieran Francis. When a celebrity is on Facebook, they can choose who to allow to be their “friend” (unless it’s a fan page, where content can be deleted quickly...

Facebook hits 1 billion. A good thing for journalism?

Facebook hits 1 billion. A good thing for journalism?
Facebook has one billion users and that's a good thing for online-savvy journalists. by Kevin Ponniah Just two years after it hit 500 million users, Facebook hit the one billion mark this week. The social network has become a dominant...

Trial by social media

Trial by social media
By: Pia van Straalen It’s been almost a week since ABC staffer Gillian Meagher was reported missing by her husband Tom. There were no faces on proverbial milk boxes, but there was facebook.  It exploded with support and dedicated...