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Do people deserve access to you 24/7?

8th January 2022

Elena Adams explores how social media can make us feel pressure to be contactable at all hours, and how we can break out of this mindset. Ever gone to reach for your phone in your pocket and it’s not there? Your heart drops and you start to panic, wondering where you’ve put it, or if ...


Twitter in the time of Corona: Minaj, Moderna, and Misinformation

15th October 2021

Following one of the most incredible episodes in the site’s history, it may be time to reflect on Twitter’s duty of care. Nicki Minaj has never avoided ball talk. Whether her bejewelled fingers are examining them for some doctor-patient roleplay or she’s balling on behalf of Post Malone, the words hold pride of place in ...


Can we function without social media platforms?

12th October 2021

The social media blackout on 4 October called into question how much we rely on social media platforms. 4 October saw our social lives flash before our eyes before disappearing almost entirely for the rest of the day. Down in minutes yet out for hours, Facebook’s apps, including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook itself, among ...


GB News launch Twitter account

26th February 2021

 The channel is looking to recruit 140 “disruptors and innovators” to its ranks to help “reshape television and digital news.” GB News is a 24-hour news and current affairs broadcaster headed up by former BBC presenter and chairman of the Spectator, Andrew Neil. The broadcaster has launched its official Twitter account. It is reportedly looking ...


Police say accusations of child abuse in Govanhill are of ‘no substance’

28th January 2021

Videos were initially thought to be accurate, being circulated online in December by many UofG students Police Scotland say they are not investigating allegations of child abuse and exploitation in Govanhill on the basis of the accusations having “no substance”. This announcement comes weeks after the release of a series of videos filmed by Alex ...