Tag Archives: Twitter

Why we can’t put down our phones

I am addicted to my phone. There is no doubt about that in my mind. And this idea used to terrify me, so I used to deny it, but it is totally, absolutely, undeniably true. And it isn’t my fault, I swear! Let me tell you why.

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‘Mind your own’ – social media and our heads

My head has been aching recently. Physically and metaphorically. The weight of being a millennial with an iPhone has been growing heavier, powered by stress and being generally unwell over the last few months. First world problems, right?

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News curation – Storify

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Screenshot from my Storify page

This blog post was written as part of a university project.

Storify was a completely new concept to me when I was instructed to use it for my assignment. When I first logged into the website, I was confused by the layout: the way users have the option to comment on each separate paragraph of text and being able to import items from Twitter, Facebook and the internet is something I wasn’t aware I could do online.

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Journey through Twitter and space

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Screenshot from my own Twitter account

This blog post was written as part of a university project.

Before my News and Journalism assignment began, my Twitter usage had been limited mainly to my place of work to tweet my articles and promote the company. My boss encouraged me to get Twitter, but I just didn’t see much future use for it. I’d say that I’m more extroverted in real life than I am online; I mainly share images and memories to Facebook, and wondered how I’d fill even the short 140 character limit with my thoughts.

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Accessing news – what, where and how?

This blog post was written as part of a university project.

Unlike years gone by, there are now many ways in which news can be accessed. In order to find out how people view their news in today’s modern and fast-paced society, I used Twitter polls to get some insight into the what, where and how of accessing news.

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