Is addiction to technology real?
People are increasingly addicted to smartphones and video games, and this seems to be by design!
Natural Disasters and News Values
Natural disasters hit several news values including negativity, threshold, picture values and unambiguity.
Limited Media Reporting of the Labour Conference 2022 – Ideological Agenda setting or just ‘news values’…?
Examples of The Metro’s right wing ideological bias in Autumn 2022.
Representing Gender Diversity – The New Netflix Norm…?
Small confession…. I’ve had way too many Netflix binge sessions over the last year, and one thing I’ve noticed is that most of the Netflix shows have a wider range of representations of gender than I’m used to seeing on the BBC. In fact practically every series features pretty major characters who are gay, bisexual…
Facebook: putting profit over safety
According to ex Facebook employee Frances Haugen Facebook’s puts its profits over protecting users from harm – over the last several years it has consciously chosen to recommend posts which spread online hate and encourage addictive behaviour rather than protect users. Haugen has gone on record stating that Facebook’s own research shows that many children…
Why has Twitter Suspended @Splinterlands?
Splinterlands is a card battling game, similar to Magic the Gathering, built on the Hive Blockchain. The general idea is you buy cards (summoners and monsters) and then select a team (one summoner, up to six monsters depending on ‘mana’ and then you battle an opponent. The Splinterlands Market Place looks like this…. If you…
The Incredible Sexism of James Bond
I’ve been watching a few of the old James Bond movies since they’ve been on ITV recently. A few weeks ago I watched ‘Live and Let Die’ which was the first outing for Roger Moore, and originally aired in 1973, my birth year! Besides being surprised that I didn’t remember most of it (I thought…
Left and Right Wing Media Bias – Coverage of Dominic Cummings
Same news event, two very different ways of covering it!