8th January 2022
How Dumb Were You at 22?
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22… That’s a lie. I’m painfully aware of the fact I’m soon to be turning 32. On the plus side, I’m old enough to realise that 32 is no age at all. Likewise, age is relative – like many things in life. But enough about yours truly. […]
23rd October 2021
Face Value: Has the Pandemic Eased Our Loathing of Selfies?
Thumb through a nineties photo album and marvel at all the wonderful sights you’ve seen in your life. The Eiffel Tower. The Statue of Liberty. The Pyramids. Scroll through a noughties Instagram feed and you’ll likely see those monuments again – only this time, with a big, manufactured, cookie-cutter grin in the foreground. Ah, selfies. […]
27th July 2021
Are You Really That Honest on Social Media?
Big smile. Stomach in. Chest out. For all those ‘candid shots’, there’s at least one cynical social media scroller rolling her eyes. She knows that picture-perfect moment took hours to ‘perfect’. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Facebook is where you lie to your friends; Twitter is where you’re honest to strangers”? A recent social […]
13th August 2020
Is Your Content Really Worth It?
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I do not like the word ‘content’. Shocking, I know, considering it’s my livelihood, and I use it pretty often. Why the beef? The term ‘content’ is simply too catch-all: it makes me think of ‘contents’…you know, like E numbers in baked beans or the contents of […]
28th June 2020
The Reuters Digital News Report 2020 - Can We Trust Anyone?
Another year, another belter of a Reuters Digital News Report. I’ll admit I had my reservations about this year’s study. Thankfully, the C-word was a minor “backdrop”, and we still have the same shrewd insights. Recap: what is the Reuters Digital News Report? Led by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, this yearly […]