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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...

Wake Up People, the Future of Journalism is Upon Us

Wake Up People, the Future of Journalism is Upon Us
(Image: Flickr/ Ashley Campbell Photography) By Brendan Bale Two news stories that interested me this week may not seem to be intrinsically linked on the surface. But they made me think about the same issue – innovation in news...

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...

Communicating for Cultural Change

Communicating for Cultural Change
(Image: Flickr/ sbpoet) By Brendan Bale Social media and blogging is often seen as the play-thing of young people. However, the naysayers who underestimate their relevance are starting to look like cultural dinosaurs. Although the...

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...

Good press, bad press.

Good press, bad press.
By Emma Watson. Photo by Leonard Bentley 2012: Flickr According to Simon Jenkins, the world “buckled” last week. That’s what terror attacks do to you. Innocent bystanders do not know how to handle witnessing a lone...

Twitter CEO: We’re the new global town square

Twitter CEO: We're the new global town square
By Alexandra Roach Photo by Joanna Stern, ABC News. Yesterday Twitter CEO Dick Costolo declared his company was the new “global town square”, ABC news reported. Twitter CEO: Users will weed out misinformation in the...

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...