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A Day in the life at

Throughout the months of June to August 2019, I have been employed as the position of the content and communications Intern at the charity Victoria’s Promise. Based in Hook, Victoria’s Promise has been established for 5 years, filling the critical… Continue Reading →

Internet Savvy Extremists

Internet Savvy Extremists Similarly to how the EDL grew, extremist terrorist organisations are utilising social media platforms to spread propaganda and create global disharmony. The internet is used by both groups to incite hatred. Videos of Beheadings In a 2015… Continue Reading →

The Islamophobic EDL

The EDL The EDL – English Defence League – was formed in Luton in 2009, and Tommy Robinson was identified as the de facto leader. It’s a far-right organisation that was initially formed in response to a protest by Islamist groups against… Continue Reading →

The Digital Impact on Islamophobia: an overview

Hello World, you seem to have stumbled across my blog. This is the place where I’ll be exploring the digital impact on the issue of Islamophobia in British society. This is becoming a prevalent issue, and I’ll analyse how technology… Continue Reading →

The Rise of the Influencers

Hello and welcome back to TMO! As I discussed in last week’s post, social media has a profound impact on mental health. In this week’s post, I want to focus on the rise of social media influencers, and the impact… Continue Reading →

Come Forth: The 4th Wave of Streetwear

The ‘4th wave’ of streetwear fashion and culture is imminent, and we may even already be there. Bobby Hundreds, founder and creative director of The Hundreds, believes that streetwear has already lived, died, and resurrected through three waves. This idea that streetwear is… Continue Reading →

Create your own Music Festival

In the modern, technology driven, world there is little that one can’t achieve with the use of social media. Many people in fact, have used social media and no other form of advertising when promoting new products or events on… Continue Reading →

The future of online communication – how will technology & social media change?

The future of social media and technology will be looked at in this post. As these platforms have become such a big part of our society, it is exciting/scary to see how important it becomes in our daily lives. Through… Continue Reading →

Online reviews impact on restaurants. Boy who cried ‘Yelp’.

Planning a night out can be so easy these days. Even when it is your first time in a foreign country you can decide where to eat, where to drink and how to get there without leaving your bed. After… Continue Reading →

Social Media: The Cause of The Mental Health Epidemic?

How are you feeling? – not a question many of us actually answer honestly and more and more people want to know why. Social media is awash with unattainable bodies and lives – so much so, even the people posting… Continue Reading →

Tackie Kultuur: South African Sneakerheads

South Africa is known for it’s scintillating safaris, basking in brilliant beaches and… sneakers!?! For the entirety of Western culture, the streetwear scene has been digitized and migrated online. Every major city involved in streetwear culture, most notably; Los Angeles,… Continue Reading →

Five Ways to Learn How to Accept Our Online Selves

Social Media is both a blessing and a curse in our modern day lives. On one hand, we value its power to connect us to others on a global scale yet, on the other hand, we despise the way it… Continue Reading →

Fan Entitlement in the Digital Age

Are Fans Ruining The Things They Love With Their Pickiness? Welcome back and happy new year! We hope the start of 2019 has found you in good spirits. Once again, Fantasia is back to explore another facet of fandom in… Continue Reading →

Drugs in Festival Culture

Perhaps one of the biggest controversies within UK music festivals over the last few years was the decision to implement drug testing facilities inside the festival. Secret Garden Party initiated the trial in 2016 after several reports of overdoses at… Continue Reading →

Has Social Media changed Politics?

HOW HAS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGED POLITICS FOR THE GOOD? The use of Social Media sites such as Twitter, Youtube and Facebook have dramatically changed politics. This is due to the way campaigns are run and how politicians react through these sites. The… Continue Reading →

A Parent’s Perspective

Moving away can feel like such a liberating experience, but what about the parent’s perspective? First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas break. Throughout this blog, I’ve spoken plenty about long-distance relationships and… Continue Reading →

Instagram food. A meal is for living, not just for Instagram.

In last weeks post I talked about the wonders of Instagram in the food industry and how everyone is connected sharing more content then ever, especially chefs. I spoke of its benefits for food lovers everywhere and the great influence… Continue Reading →

Staying in Contact Back at Home

When the trip ends you’re lefts with pictures, memories, mementoes, and if you’re luck, friends for life! New technologies are helping us stay in contact with people we meet while abroad and it turns out those friendships can be invaluable…. Continue Reading →

The brighter side of social media?

As my last blog post analysed the negative traits of the use of social media, I think that it is only fair that I now mention the positive digital impact on the fitness industry. As you may know, I upload… Continue Reading →

24 Hour Detox – No Social Media!

I find that social media is so addictive, and we all need time away from it from time to time – so I decided I needed a detox! This Week… I have decided to do something a bit different for… Continue Reading →

Social media or Social marketing?

Hello and happy new year! I hope everyone had a great break and are ready to start 2019. If you’re feeling blue, remember January sales are still on. Maybe a little retail therapy can ease your mind and forget about… Continue Reading →

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