Tag: media

Australians making use of social media as ‘highlights reel’, not connection: study

Posted December 10, 2015 14:27:41 Australians are making use of social media to curate their image, rather than connect with friends and household, a new survey says. Nonetheless, an expert says how considerably someone’s identity is “curated” varies from platform to platform. Tumblr’s however-to-be-released Status of Social in 2015 survey looked into how Australia’s practically…


Social media answers Christmas card want of girl affected by arson

Posted December 09, 2015 19:05:48 Photo: Safyre Terry suffered burns to 75 per cent of her body soon after the fire. (Facebook: Safyre Schenectady’s Super Survivor) Map: United States A young girl who lost her entire family to arson two years ago has asked for 1 issue this festive season — Christmas cards. Safyre Terry’s…


Gina Rinehart attacks ‘relentless negative’ media reporting of Roy Hill project

Updated December 09, 2015 14:24:16 Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart has had a spray at the media for “speaking down” the very first shipment of iron ore from the Roy Hill project, as rates for the commodity tumble to their lowest level in a decade. The MV Anangel Explorer arrived at Port Hedland final week…


‘God is not fixing this’: How US media covered the San Bernardino shootings

Updated December 04, 2015 06:43:45 A young couple who burst into a holiday party at a Californian disability centre have been shot dead right after a confrontation with police. The pair, identified as 28-year-old Syed Farooq and 27-year-old Tashfeen Malik, had been dressed in tactical combat gear and carrying handguns. Fourteen folks have been killed…


Police use social media to crackdown on dodgy drivers and unsafe towing techniques

Updated December 02, 2015 12:57:43 Photo: New South Wales Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers follow up on leads sent via by means of Facebook from the public when unsafe scenarios are reported. (Supplied) Associated Story: Double demerit points for drivers caught utilizing mobile phone Protruding pallets and mattresses tied down with strings are high…


Congressman: To stop ISIS, let’s shut down websites and social media

Agen Sabung Ayam US Rep. Joe Barton. (credit: Gage Skidmore) US Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has a strategy to quit terrorists: shut down internet sites, such as social media networks. Barton today asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler if the commission can shut down internet sites used by ISIS and other terrorist groups. Barton…