The rise of the bookstagram over lockdown
Bookstagrams have been on the rise in the past few years and especially over the recent UK lockdowns. To find out more about the trend we chatted with the people behind a recently founded books Instagram account.
Are Manchester students ditching Tinder in favour of Facebook romance?
Laura Thompson explores why people have increasingly been using Facebook groups like UoMLove and Mancfessions to find love
Anti-social media: a negative impact on the university experience?
Becca Knight examines the role of social media in university life and how dependant on it we have become. But what are the negative effects if we use it excessively? Should we switch off in order to enjoy reality?
Facebook vs The Law
Razan Samkari argues that online giants like Facebook are not currently compatible with modern, transparent democracies and need to be restrained by laws and policy to protect their users.
Interview: Alex Tayler
Alex Tayler answers our questions on the SU’s refurbishment, the recent All Students Vote, and local student Facebook groups
Fallowfield Students Group launch landlord blacklist
Students can rate their landlord one to five star rating and there is a landlord blacklist with the name of landlords with reported frequent problems
How social media is sculpting politics
The combination of constant encounter with (often shallow) political views on social media platforms and recurring political shocks is shaping the politics of the younger generation
Is ‘relatable’ online content homogenising us?
Our emotional and expressive capacities are changing the age of the meme
Our freedom is in peril at the hands of online saboteurs
Censorship of more right-wing views on online platforms must be confronted if we are to properly engage in debate
Our Internet window to the world is shrinking
David Moseley argues that social media is limiting our perception of the news and the world as a whole
UCD uncovers revenge porn Facebook group
A Facebook group that consists of 200 Agricultural Science students who swap nude photos of girls, and stories of their one night stands has been exposed by a student newspaper
Oversharing and Generation Facebook
With uploading every aspect of our lives onto the internet becoming more normalized, Cecilia Bicknell paints a dystopian view of our oversharing habits.