A Reflection. A Confession.

The overall  process of creating this blog has been an interesting process and I’ve learned a lot from my research. Social media can be an emotional rollercoaster but it can also be an accommodating tool that helps us keep in touch with our surroundings and increase future opportunities. However, throughout this process, I’ve become increasingly…

Social Media and Job Hunting

Moving on to something more positive, I think it’s really important for young adults to understand the potential of social media and the internet when it comes to your future careers. We should know that posting too much personal information on social media can impact negatively on your chances of finding a job in the future,…

The Internet and Your ‘Privacy’

The right to privacy is a fundamental right that is upheld in the South African Constitution and it is considered a basic human right in the context of safety and dignity (for most countries). It entails that we have control over our personal information and that we are able to conduct our personal affairs with…

The Social Media Chat

To break away from text, I decided to create a short documentary/film that raised questions concerning social media. The questions weren’t serious and my aim was to produce a humorous and playful film, and the answers of each source were very similar. This could comment on how social media has become the norm and how…

Web-olution

Social media and the rise of digital media have had profound effects on society, and we are fully aware of this revolution. Yes, it can have negative consequences on our self-esteem, self-image and how we perceive and communicate with one another. A revolution always has negative effects, but one cannot disregard the positive outcomes. Social…

Gathering News: from paper to social media.

When last did you read a newspaper? Traditional media coverage is being challenged and is drastically changing due to the fact that social media is disrupting traditional norms and ways of gathering news. The inevitability of this phenomenon cannot be denied since social media allows a diverse group of voices, new sources and unique story…

Mobile Technology and Relationships

It’s fair to say that the concept of relationships and friendships have become a complex one, especially when we are compliant to social media and rely on it to communicate with people. We have started expecting more from people: love, attention, quick replies. But our expectations are often denied. The only thing that is instantly…

Self(ie)-Execution

So far, it’s clear that we live in a global society driven by online communication and a frequent online presence. As social actors with agency, we join social media platforms at our discretion and use it to promote our values, ideals and thoughts. We use it to maximize our careers, our well-being, our ideologies and…

So, why should we care? (NSFW)

Social media is not a bad thing, nor is it good. We share, create and express information and personal details on specific social media platforms for, basically, the whole world to see. It is convenient and desirable. However, a lot of issues can manifest. As a millennial I have witnessed this online revolution- from religiously playing Snake…

Welcome to the 21st Century!

We have moved from the tangible to the electronic, from traffic on a highway to online traffic on an information superhighway. Crazy right?   Our world is so closely connected that we can now watch a live video of a protest happening on the other side of the world, comment on it and share it….