The One, Social Media Influencers and Ideals of Love in the 21st Century: What they all have in common.

It’s so common these days to see people who are committed to another, posting either a lot or very little of their relationship on social media. Those who post a lot of photos, statuses and moments of their relationship are considered to have a “shaky” or “unstable” relationship, filled with insecurity and egotistic mindsets. ThoseContinue reading “The One, Social Media Influencers and Ideals of Love in the 21st Century: What they all have in common.”

In a world where lies are too common: What trust do I have in my ‘news’ sources?

What trust do I have in my ‘news’ sources? This is a question that left me pondering, what even are my news sources? I mean, the only real way that I find out what is going on in the world is through social media platforms. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. Twitter. All ‘trustworthy’ resources… to an extent.Continue reading “In a world where lies are too common: What trust do I have in my ‘news’ sources?”

Representation and Interpretation: how far have we really come as a society?

During the week in BCM 110, we have been looking at semiotics; the language of signs. Semiotics is split into two parts, denotations and connotations. Denotations are what is there, what you look at without a critical viewpoint. Connotations are the meanings that are embedded within the image, what you see when you look atContinue reading “Representation and Interpretation: how far have we really come as a society?”

Media Audiences: Why are TV series so addictive?

What is it about Netflix series that make them so addictive to us, a media audience? Is it the fictitious characters that we get so emotionally attached to? Is it the anticipation of a climatic storyline? Or is it the fact that we, as humans, can make connections and relate to the entire premise ofContinue reading “Media Audiences: Why are TV series so addictive?”