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Does a .gif still .gif when you’re in another tab? Questions raised by my smartphone.

Does a .gif still .gif when you’re in another tab? Questions raised by my smartphone.
By Jo Robin Unable to think of a topic for my blog this morning (to be honest I still haven’t really got a topic for my blog) I decided I would crowd source for ideas. Like any social media dependent young person I took to Facebook...

A terrorist attack is not necessarily news

A terrorist attack is not necessarily news
By Eleani Purcell. On 21 September a group of gunmen attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. 72 people were killed and 200 were wounded. Between 10 and 15 individuals associated with the Islamist extremist group Al Shabaab...

Don’t ‘get’ me started on rape

Don't 'get' me started on rape
Nodaway County Courthouse, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Image: courthouselover/Flickr By Shannon Power The horrific story of the rape of a 14-year old girl in Maryville, Missouri was published on the news website Gawker. The story, according...

Social media war on bad customer service

Social media war on bad customer service
by Eliza Rugg aboutthenet/flickr Australian shoppers dissatisfied with bad customer service in Australia have increased their venting on social media by 50 percent in the past year, a new survey has found. The survey, by Avaya Asia...

In breaking news being first does trump being right

In breaking news being first does trump being right
In 1992 Carl Bernstien wrote that “the greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind. Speed and quantity substitute for accuracy and quality.” His words are just as aptly applied to modern newsrooms. It’s a common...

Are you a Cyberchondriac?

Are you a Cyberchondriac?
Dear Dr. Google... By Emily Woods I think everyone’s been guilty of typing in a few symptoms to ‘Dr Google’ for a diagnosis. And it’s crazy how many people out there have felt the same symptoms as you, but do you really think...

Could you spot the ethics?

Could you spot the ethics?
By Emily Woods News Corp’s news.com.au published an opinion article on the 20th of September entitled: Could you spot a paedophile? Here are the warning signs. It’s a checklist for parents to work out if “your friendly neighbor...

Pictures of Rome Weren’t Destroyed in A Day

Pictures of Rome Weren't Destroyed in A Day
By David Ross, The Roman ruins of Leptis Magna and Sabratha, over one and a half thousand years old, date from the 2nd / 3rd centuries AD. They have, largely, been allowed to sit silently in the arid coastline of Northwest Libya untroubled...

As American as Bundy, Pacino or Yankovic: Al Jazeera America

As American as Bundy, Pacino or Yankovic: Al Jazeera America
By Christopher Best A perfect example of exactly what I'm talking about Let’s get one thing perfectly clear. It’s Al Jazeera, not Al-Qaeda. The difference is subtle but important: one is a partially-decapitated terrorist...

Future for Australian car manufacturing looks bleak

By Van Nguyen Ford (Image Source: flickr) After 90 years of Australian car production, Ford has finally accepted the inevitable – that it is time to cease all operations. Unfortunately, this means that 1200 workers will lose...