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    The Feelings Flu: Emotional Contagion through Social Networks

    Have you been feeling sad lately? Does that mysteriously coincide with a sad newsfeed? It could be because you have unknowingly been involved in one of Facebook’s most recent research project; Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks. Simply put, Facebook conducted an experiment on 689,000 Facebook users which concluded that emotional states can …

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    Bad News for Binge Watchers

    Binge-watch: To watch at least four episodes of a television program, typically a drama, in one sitting (bathroom breaks and quick kitchen snack runs excepted) through an on-demand service or DVDs, often at the expense of other perceived responsibilities in a way that can cause guilt. (Defined by Nolan Feeney) Are you a binge watcher? Do …

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    Hollaback: Mapping for Social Justice

    Throughout history maps have been used and utilised as tools by those in power. The first world map was created in 1569 by a flemish cartographer named Gerardus Mercator, which inaccurately depicted Europe as larger and central compared to other countries such as Africa which were made to seem smaller. Not only did these warped …

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    The great debate: Locked or generative

    In this day and age, the most talked about wars are not those of tanks and bullets; they are those of palms, pockets and purses. With approximately 1.75 BILLION (and rising) mobile phone users worldwide, it is obviously quite a relatable topic. Everyone has encountered this debate, whether they are active participants in the conversation, a passive …

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    Research: dig a little deeper

    Finding the cheapest site for those new shoes you’ve been saving for? Research. That cute guy/girl’s profile you just ‘browsed’ through? Research. Asking google random questions that pop into your head? Research. Every single day we research without realising it and the thing is, we are great at it! Research is what we do! Humans …

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    Skins: UK vs USA

    As drama moves between different cultures, locations and nationalities, it is expected that it would need to change and develop to fully connect with its audience. Right? Maybe not. It is genuinely perceived that if a culture that is different from the one that the show originally emanates from, it would be necessary to adapt. …