social media Articles
Oh Instagram – you’re my favourite waste of time
Social media is addictive, and can be toxic, but is also an accessible platform for artists to share their work – writer Aisha Al-Janabi shares a few of her favourites
Weaving a less tangled Web
Following the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Sophie Marriott looks at how it has been used and abused, and what the legacy of its creator, Tim Berners-Lee is.
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?
How To Get Involved in Fashion Week without Leaving Manchester
Despite being one of the UK’s booming fashion capitals, Manchester doesn’t host its own international fashion week. FOMO? Here are some tips to get involved.
OFOC: A campaign for a different kind of Britain
Nimo Omer looks at the success of the ‘Our Future Our Choice’ who were behind the blue bus on campus last week. Although the establishment seem baffled by their success amongst young people they have reinvigorated Brexit.
Five hundred friends and no-one to talk to
It is no mystery that social media has shaped the way we interact. However, new studies have found that online platforms are contributing to relationships becoming increasingly superficial
Is university really the best time of your life?
Megan Ritchie writes about how social media filters and edits the University experience so that a damaging glorified image of student life prevails online
UoM contestant becomes unlikely star of University Challenge
The University of Manchester is through to the quarter-final of the BBC’s University Challenge after defeating Hertford College Oxford in the final 16
Why depression should not be shared, liked, or commented on
Cachella Smith argues that the discussion surrounding mental illness on social media and the internet frequently normalises depression and undermines its seriousness and its medical treatment.
Smartphones are becoming the new luxury cars
Sophie Marriott writes that as smartphones become increasingly crucial to everyday life they become just as much embroiled with poverty and inequality as the luxury car market.