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 was 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. Mainstream media is selective and limited, whereas niche media on the internet is limitless due to anyone being able to produce their own … 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

Independent Cyberspace

Centralised networks are those where all information passes through an individual source, this creates issues such as censorship, delay in information and if the centre is struck down the entire system is useless. Centralised networks essentially allow for control. Whilst the internet we experience is more of a decentralised or distributed network there are still a handful of mega corporations at the centre, meaning our … Continue reading Independent Cyberspace