Browsing All posts tagged under »media«

Social Media Narcissism?

October 3, 2014


There's a lot of chatter about how social media brings out the narcissist in us all, without any acknowledgement that narcissism is a serious personality disorder/mental health condition that has a great track record of destroying the lives of the person with it and everyone close to them.

The Problem with Magazines

November 26, 2012


In a pub bathroom the other day, I saw a poster ad for Cosmopolitan magazine. For some reason it struck me as particularly offensive – even more so than the coverlines of mainstream magazines usually do. This is it: I thought it would be a fun exercise to unpack the assumptions behind the statements on […]

Friday news picks

March 4, 2011


McSweeney’s the independent publisher posted on its blog some amusing questions and reinterpretations of some notable films. The reason A Current Affair and Today Tonight are successful. Also the reason why so many people are unconvinced about human activity causing climate change. Journalism continues to evolve. This article is about Facebook’s role in ‘social journalism’. […]

Friday news picks

February 25, 2011


WordPress’s visual editor that I usually use to put links in isn’t working today so I’ve put these in manually. Let me know if they’re not working. NASA is about to launch a new satellite that’s going to monitor airborne crap on Earth. Oil prices are the highest they’ve been in two and a half […]

Friday news picks

January 28, 2011


10 reasons why your novel won’t get published. Makes me laugh (and cringe) every time. Wikileaks has released emails, meeting minutes, reports and other documents on the Israel-Palestine war and the USA’s involvement. Here’s a guide to what’s going on. The Tunisian government hacked into its citizens’ Facebook accounts and stole their passwords. Facebook responded […]

Friday News Picks

January 7, 2011


Apparently Americans use Stumbleupon more than Facebook. The governor of Punjab province in Pakistan was shot and killed by one of his police guards. Good grief. A Catholic priest in Gympie, Queensland misjudged his congregation and royally pissed them off by preaching against same-sex marriage in his Christmas sermon. Kanye West has gone extra-misogynistic lately. […]

A Wikileaks Reader

December 13, 2010


Wikileaks has been all over the news so I thought I’d get in on the action. Here’s a collection of links to articles and posts and sites that, I think, each add a layer to the whole issue. On New Matilda today, Ben Eltham writes about what Wikileaks reveals about the state of the world’s democracies, […]