Tags : social media

Four Easy Things You Can Do To Fight Food Waste

Since I was a child, food waste prevention has been an important part of my life. I grew up listening to my grandparents telling me stories about World War II and how food was so rationed that people could not even think of wasting that little they had. My mum was (and still is) the […]Read More

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ Sees Its Protagonist In The

“What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?” – Mark 8:6. Wilde’s classic tale of the obsession with aesthetics is re-imagined for the digital world in this modern adaptation, co-produced by the Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Theatr Clwyd. The contemporary portrait, the selfie, is […]Read More

Why Being An Influencer Is A ‘Real’ Job

Whether you like it or not, social media has firmly cemented itself as an essential aspect of our lives. With the number of social media users worldwide hitting 3.5 billion towards the end of 2019, it has revolutionised the twenty-first century, becoming one of the most versatile sources of entertainment. Now, thanks to the global success of […]Read More

Inspirational Influencer: Flo Simpson

She has provided much-needed escapism from lockdown’s inescapable monotony and has become an advocate for body positivity and self-love. This is the story of Flo Simpson whose 60-second weight-loss videos helped her rise to fame. Simpson’s daily videos recording what she eats in a day alongside her general affairs launched her into social media fame. […]Read More

Eva Malley Art And The Transformative Power Of TikTok

Passion, energy, drive and commitment. It’s tough out there for small businesses but 21-year-old Eva Malley from Brighton, UK has proved she, and her designs have got what it takes to not only survive but thrive. An eco-conscious brand with a distinctive identity and ultra-trendy print, tote, earring, and even sweatshirt designs. Eva Malley Art […]Read More

Us and Them: Influencers and Their Followers

Opening Instagram can be overwhelming at the worst of times, but during a global pandemic? Gut wrenching. Whilst millions of people have been dying throughout the world due to Covid-19, some of our favourite influencers and celebrities have been ramming products, holidays and events down our throats. There has always been a well established divide […]Read More

An Influencer In Lockdown: An Interview With Eve Bennett

Navigating a global pandemic is difficult enough but with over 200,000 YouTube subscribers watching your every move, there is another dimension of pressure. Eve Bennett is familiar with this pressure. But still, she is everything you would expect her to be. She answers the Zoom call sat in her bed, wearing an oversized hoodie, sipping […]Read More

‘Shook’ — Social Media Gone Bad: Review

Director Jennifer Harrington’s Shook is a satirical takedown of social media celebrities that remains a guilty pleasure from start to finish. Shook follows Mia (Daisye Tutor), a makeup product influencer who has devoted her entire life to attracting more followers and surrounded herself with similar-minded people. Mia leaves her personal life on the backburner, much […]Read More

The False Fashion Craze: Is Couture’s Reputation Crumbling?

In the age where trends come and go faster than COVID restrictions, image is everything. Modern day celebrities, social media and the latest fashion have increased the desire for big brand names, often coming with an even bigger price tag. While they used to be associated with markets and unheard of websites, designer replicas are […]Read More

The Pressure To Share Everything On Social Media

Let’s paint the picture. Times are normal and as a treat, you decide to go out and meet a friend in Starbucks. When you sit down at the table with your lattes, the inevitable happens. Both your iPhones make an appearance after only being hidden away for the last ten seconds, snapping the scene for […]Read More

How to Protect Your Mental Health on Instagram

Instagram is a digital minefield for mental health – and its danger is increasing through online trolls, super-toned celebrities, and perfect holidays to Dubai, to name just a few. 40% of the world’s population is now on social media. That’s a huge three billion people jeopardising their mental health for an average of two to […]Read More

How To Stop Seeking Approval From Others

Refreshing the page time after time – thrilled when another like popped up, disappointed when one didn’t. I constantly stared at the selfie until I hated it. Delete. Why did I even post it? This was just one of the many instances I craved the approval from others that social media could supply. I realise […]Read More

Instagram, Feminism and Me

Feminism used to be an abstract, foreign concept to me. Something radical. I felt like I didn’t need feminism, that it didn’t affect me or my life. Turns out I just didn’t know what it was really about and therefore couldn’t recognise sexism, misogyny and the patriarchy in my everyday life. Sure, I knew of […]Read More