A few months ago it was brought to my attention that Facebook actively engages in controlling information flows, surveilling users and censoring their content. I wrote a blog post regarding the censorship processes Facebook moderators follow and found the results of my research quite intriguing. As a result of Facebook’s conscious decisions to control, surveil … Continue reading Facebook’s Walled Garden: Controlling, Surveilling and Censoring All
I created my original Twitter account when I was 16. I say 'original' because after approximately 7000 tweets and a load of cringeworthy love professions, I decided to delete the former account in favour of a new one — I have no doubt however that those awkwardly shared moments still circulate online somewhere. New to Twitter … Continue reading Knowing Or Not Knowing? – Your Place in the Media Space
Just recently I made a post about the strict censorship process the Chinese government adheres to. The Great Firewall blocks information left, right and centre in order to ‘protect’ its people. How would you feel if I told you that one of our - and in particular, my personal favourite - social media platforms similarly … Continue reading Facebook: Flagging Content Everywhere
To say that the Internet has absolutely no influence in my life would be a blatant lie. Furthermore, if I said that I didn’t spend hours upon hours of my time on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, I would once again be lying. The Internet has changed my life significantly but it’s not … Continue reading The Great Firewall of China: Say Ta-Ta Twitter and Hello to Weibo!
For those of you who have not read my previous blog posts, I am the definition of a social networking junkie. I spend insurmountable time scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, Tumblr dashboard and Instagram and Twitter feeds, more time than I would willingly like to admit to. As it turns out, I am not the … Continue reading Facebook and Your Feelings: A Textual Analysis