Playing the Blame Game

Eoin McSweeney meets with Mary Crilly, director of the Cork Sexual Violence Centre, to discuss the issue of victim blaming in the wake of the scandal which involved young Cork women’s Facebook photos being place on a pornographic website. “Here’s a girl I fucking hate, she thinks she’s better than everyone and I want to see her taken down a bit. I can think of … Continue reading Playing the Blame Game

CAMPUS OPINION: Frequencies

Colm Cahalane asks if the new social media is eroding the effectiveness of traditional media on campus. Note: This article was edited on 20th February 2016 following the arrival of new information. The campus radio station stays tucked away on the top floor of Áras Na Mac Leinn, and on the ground floor the staff behind the reception desk have decided they’d rather listen to … Continue reading CAMPUS OPINION: Frequencies

Long time yikker, first time yakker…

Following recent UCC-themed “ups and downs” on social media, Sorcha Lanigan considers the pros and cons of anonymous social media apps. Oscar Wilde once said “Give a man a mask and he will tell you the truth.” Such a truism can be applied to today’s online anonymous apps and websites such as Yik Yak and Askfm. The benefits of being masked are twofold. The advantage … Continue reading Long time yikker, first time yakker…

Motley Tries: Social Media Hiatus

Do the apps of our generation make us insecure and less focused? Hannah Kingston discovers the truth in this month’s Motley tries. Social media mediates every aspect of our lives, including our interpersonal relationships. Such vast developments in technology have the ability to both strengthen and weaken our bonds. This is shown in a plethora of case studies. Sherry Turkle, psychologist and author of Alone … Continue reading Motley Tries: Social Media Hiatus

#YouAreWhatYouTweet

Eoghan Scott discusses the role that social media and the internet plays in forming our reactions to terrorist atrocities and understanding of political affairs. The response to the recent terror attacks in Paris was overwhelming, and much of the outpour was seen online. Nothing happens in 2015 without live online coverage; this is often a useful way of rallying support but also often comes from … Continue reading #YouAreWhatYouTweet

THE SELFIE GENERATION

Anna McCarthy Self-indulgence is often a touchy topic to pick at, but the level of narcissism social media and technology have surrounded us with makes it a fact of life in modern day society. When the first hand-held Motorola presented itself to the world, it only had one function: communication. The mobile phone has since evolved; from reliable Nokia to the Sony Ericsson, where additional … Continue reading THE SELFIE GENERATION