Are You Insta-Game? – Status, Selfies and Instagram

Instagram is a popular social networking tool alike many others that has over 400 million users posting, liking and following one another from around the globe. It allows members of society to bombard each other with images on a daily basis. Whether those images be cute photos their cats — visit Taylor Swift’s feed here, — … Continue reading Are You Insta-Game? – Status, Selfies and Instagram

Accessing the Internet: “A Social Creation”

Being connected is fundamental to living a life in the twenty-first century. As demonstrated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, “the number of households with access to the internet at home continues to increase, reaching 83%.” Not surprising to say the least, as my seventeen year old brother Joshua argues, “the internet is imperative to … Continue reading Accessing the Internet: “A Social Creation”

The ‘Lightning War’ and The Logic of Decentralisation

The first time I heard the word 'blitzkrieg' was in Modern History in high school. I was taught it meant 'lightning war' and that is was a military tactic that aided the German army during the Second World War. I was unaware of its implications for communications and the global media network. Since the inception of the blitzkrieg there has … Continue reading The ‘Lightning War’ and The Logic of Decentralisation

The Telegraph: “A Very Honest Living” Indeed

Have you ever heard what morse code sounds like? The series of dot-dash noises was derived from Samuel Morse and the inception of the telegraph was to communicate messages across space and time. The establishment of the telegraph has proved advantageous for the now thriving communications industry upon its use in the nineteenth century. Consequently, with … Continue reading The Telegraph: “A Very Honest Living” Indeed