‘A Generational Perspective’

It has been said ad-infinitum but we are currently living through truly ‘unprecedented’ times. But, no generation could arguably be more better equipped for such a scenario than today’s generation of young people. It’s been remarked that for many of us nineties babies, a global pandemic is merely a cherry on top of a chaotic…

THE FUTURE OF WORK?

Wrties Elisha Carey and Eoghan O’Donnell In 2005, a group of ten-year old children participated in an AOL study about their online worlds. At the time, they predicted that the future would be packed full of hoverboards, jetpacks, robot teachers and alien languages. While there’s no sign of widespread use of hoverboards just yet, 2020…

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED (TWEETED, INSTAGRAMMED AND SNAPPED)

clicktivism /ˈklɪktɪvɪz(ə)m/ noun 1. the practice of supporting a political or social cause via the Internet by means such as social media or online petitions, typically characterized as involving little effort or commitment. On a raw February night in 2012, 17-year old African American, Trayvon Martin was walking through his gated community in Sanford, Florida…

YOUR GUIDE TO VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS

The Coronavirus has made many aspects of life more difficult; our colleges and clubs have closed and moved online, sports, concerts and many other things we do for fun have been cancelled and we even have to queue to do our weekly shop at Lidl, as though its Space Mountain at Disneyland or something…Welcome to…

The Complex Dynamics of a Close Friends Story Reclaiming Privacy in the Age of Overexposure

Instagram first implemented the feature of a Close Friends Story back in 2018, at a time when the popularity of Snapchat private stories was skyrocketing and people were beginning to get into the habit of vlogging their lives to a small group of friends. With the introduction of a Close Friends option, people were hesitant:…