Video-on-demand has changed the face of the entertainment industry, with more and more people wanting their entertainment instantaneous and with the convenience of an online library at their fingertips. Netflix in theory seems like the perfect way to watch your favourite films and movies, but at what cost? Image source Netflix were one of the … More The Good and Bad of Netflix
Growing up I’ve always had an interest in countries, maps, and even flags, so this week holds a particular familiarity. When I was younger I used to sit in my room looking at my world map, teaching myself about land masses, countries, and cities but never really thought about the ‘Mercator projection’ of the globe. … More The Problem with Our Projection of the World
‘Poverty porn is a term I hadn’t heard before this week, but after understanding what it is, and seeing all the examples in class, it is quite common and noticeable in everyday life. It is defined as any type of media, whether written, filmed, or photographed which exploits the poor in order to gain sympathy … More Poverty and YouTube Money
Narcissism, narcissism everywhere. Spend a minute scrolling through a couple of celebrity Facebook and Instagram feeds and you will see enough narcissism to make me question why these pages exist in the first place. I was the only person in class to have not taken a selfie for others to view, so maybe I’m not … More Social and Personal Issues with Instagram
Introduction: This is a project for my university subject called ‘Media, Audience, Place’ which aims to explore current applications of the theories composed by David Seamon and Sherry Turkle, in relation to my family network, or ‘the networked home’ a term learnt about in this subject. Seamon’s writing A Geography of Lifeworld in Retrospect: A … More How Technology Impacts Actual Communication
Throughout this session at the University of Wollongong, I have kept and updated my blog for a couple of subjects. In particular, BCM240 (Media, Audience, and Place). Each week I have attempted to write my thoughts on the designated topic which have explored the way humans interact with various media outlets, the audiences of each … More Review and Reflection of BCM240
The prevalent use of mobile phones in society is quite obvious to the social observer. Phones are used for countless reasons such as messaging, directions, Facebook, general internet use, and the almost outdated voice calls. With 89% of Australians owning a smart phone, and 60% owning some sort of tablet (Rogers, 2015), these devices are … More Put the Phone Down!