An extension of globalisation

Recently, the concept of the “Twittersphere” has introduced itself to accepted English vernacular, with the official Oxford Dictionary definition transcribed as ‘postings made on the social networking site Twitter, considered collectively’ (Kessler 2011). Continue reading

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Fair Go Bro: why can’t we all be famous?

The concept of “celebrity” is becoming less defined as society move towards a world in which individuals have the capacity to effectively broadcast themselves to the world via social media platforms which allow individuals to form a collective voice in cyberspace.

Despite this, there is still a culture of celebrity obsession within Western media. We simply cannot get enough of the latest tabloid exploits of superstar singers, bad-boy actors and trashy reality stars. Continue reading

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Narrowcasting – expanding our world

Australia, as a diverse and multicultural society, has a rich history of diasporic media production, particularly via public broadcasters the ABC and SBS. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Twittersphere

Last year the prestigious Oxford Dictionary added the word “Twittersphere” to its collection of accepted English vernacular in response to Twitter’s remarkable rise in the ranks of social media. The official definition is ‘postings made on the social networking site Twitter, considered collectively’ (Kessler 2011). Continue reading

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Sport and the Australian way of life

Arguably, nothing in Australia is as significant to our national culture as our undying passion for sport. As a nation, we live and breathe sport, supporting our favourite teams and countrymen through success, triumph and despair. Continue reading

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The dawn of the ‘Socialympics’

Having previously written about the increasingly commercialised nature of the Olympics, this week’s focus is on the advent of social media — a relative new concept for the Olympic Games. Continue reading

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How I would take over the world…

This week I take the literal interpretation of my blog’s URL and imagine how it would look if I did indeed takeover the global media landscape. Continue reading

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