Analysing my thoughts on IYATO

A couple of weeks ago I shared my thoughts on experiencing an episode of the Chinese dating show, If You Are The One (IYATO). When experiencing the show it was difficult to set aside biases. The dating culture depicted on IYATO is completely different to that what I am used to and there are sharp differences that I kept revisiting between Chinese culture and Australian/Western culture. … Continue reading Analysing my thoughts on IYATO

iOS vs Android and Apple’s elitism

There’s an endless battle between these two major operating systems. Apple has become exclusive and elite, positioning itself as superior in the mind of its users. However, both Android and Apple smartphones have loyal customers. Because these are the two major operating systems for smartphones there is often a need for customer’s to compare them, and whilst there are some differences the reality is that … Continue reading iOS vs Android and Apple’s elitism

The attention economy and the longtail effect

The concept of the longtail effect as brought about when people began to notice that ‘the hits’ no longer dominated the market, rather due to the accessibility of the internet an excessive and unlimited amount of niches were available and rose in popularity. Watch the video I put together below to understand the attention economy and how it fits in with the longtail effect.   … Continue reading The attention economy and the longtail effect

Liquid Labour – the breakdown of work-life barriers

Liquid labour is a term that refers to the paradigm shift of labour from a traditional industrial and manufacturing workforce towards a flexible workforce undefined by time and space, courtesy of cyberspace. It is breaking borders in the sense that people are no longer restricted to the traditional 9-5 work schedule in cyberspace. The network society paradigm influences the world in which we live constantly … Continue reading Liquid Labour – the breakdown of work-life barriers

My understanding of autoethnography

Falling into a habit of autoethnography for this subject is probably something I’ll have to get used to. Studying a bachelor of journalism, objectivity has been drilled into me relentlessly. Bias in journalism is frowned upon. The core of journalism is to report on hard facts and deliver the truth to the public. I did one class that focused on narrative journalism, a form of … Continue reading My understanding of autoethnography