Pragna Challapalli examines the phenomenon of corporate performative activism in relation to Black Lives Matter.
We have had mobile phones for almost fifty years, social media in some capacity for the last twenty, and the iPhone for thirteen. For most, day-to-day life is so bound together by technology that it is hard to discern the difference between the world we live in online and the one we physically inhabit. We Read More…
Zaman Keinath-Esmail explores the interplay between facts, feelings, and liberalism’s failings.
“It is essentially an illusion used to tell others – and ourselves – that we are ‘good’ people, without genuinely caring about the issue at hand.”
Flora Windebank explores online virtue-signalling.
…The Cloud, is probably brimming with dicks, tits, and all other anatomical ‘best bits’ as the internet is currently the only place we can ‘flaunt it’ so-to-speak. This is by no means a bad thing in and of itself; viva la nip is all I’m saying
“It’s like the virtual equivalent of making eye contact with someone you might know in public only for them to quickly avert their eyes and pretend like they didn’t see you … but they definitely did.”
Martha Davies examines the social media trend of self-care and considers whether it is more harmful than helpful.
In light of the current global pandemic, all it takes is one scroll through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (or your other preferred choice of social media) to be bombarded with information, news and tips for dealing with COVID-19 and being in ‘lockdown.’ However, words of wisdom are presenting us with an interesting, and potentially problematic, dichotomy.
A run-in with fake news February. A time before social distancing, silent cities, and closed universities. Toilet roll and spaghetti still happily line supermarket aisles. The total number of coronavirus cases in the UK has barely edged past a dozen. And the official line from Downing Street remains one of attentive personal hygiene. All these Read More…