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Digital Thievery?

Digital Thievery?
By Emily Woods The ease and speed of downloading and streaming content for free has almost made owning a TV redundant. I, like many students living away from home, cannot afford pay television. And perhaps I will never need to –...

The Power of Perez: The Rise of the Entertainment Blog

The Power of Perez: The Rise of the Entertainment Blog
(Image: Flickr/ abacus) By Brendan Bale The reporting of entertainment in the media has changed irrevocably since the invention of the internet. However, it is the past decade or so that has seen the emergence and continued prominence...

When do you stop reading?

When do you stop reading?
(Photo: SHERSHEL FRANK, 05/13/1948) Yesterday saw the continuation of clashes in Tripoli in northern Lebanon between factions backing different groups in the Syrian conflict. The fighting being the fiercest between the Sunni and Alawite...

Sneaky Australian Censorship: as bad as it looks?

Sneaky Australian Censorship: as bad as it looks?
By Julia Berglund source: Chelsea Margolies Flickr Scrolling down my news feed last week, I stumbled across something that made me gasp. Australia had blocked 1,200 websites. Sorry what? Last I checked censorship was something I associated...

New Age Tech, Old Age Jargon

New Age Tech, Old Age Jargon
By Andrey Rodionov photo from uber-facts.com There’s a stereotype that most politicians don’t understand the Internet; that they are taken aback by the digital age and that they ‘just don’t get’ this whole cyberspace...

Technology the New Biology: Living our lives through our screens

Technology the New Biology: Living our lives through our screens
Image by Mr Thomas at Flikr.com By Tully Walter A recent study by the University of Chicago has found that facebook is more addictive than sex. Now that I have your attention, I think it is pretty important to talk about the magnitude...

Social media and that thing called general conversation.

Social media and that thing called general conversation.
By Kelly Reid We rarely have that morning on public transport, a guy gets on, spots you and decides that you’re the one he’s going to talk to for the whole 45 minute train ride into the city. Damnit I was thinking, really? Sure...

Overhauling ABC News could impact all Australians

Overhauling ABC News could impact all Australians
ABC studios in Perth, Western Australia. Credit: Photographs by Gnangarra/Flickr By Christopher Corneschi The Australian Broadcasting Corportation’s news operation is relied and trusted upon by millions of Australians. They have...

Controversy Gets Ratings

Controversy Gets Ratings
Image by unite.org.nz By Francisco Rodriguez Shows today are full of controversial people; either someone says something stupid, or does something stupid. Some shows purposely hire people that become famous by saying things that are...

Prince’s own sign o’ the times

Prince's own sign o' the times
Alex Robinson The artist currently known as Prince is back and as popular as ever. When news of his first Australian tour since 2003 was released, thousands of fans jumped at the opportunity to grab tickets to his shows. His first...