Netflix's True Crime documentary 'Making a Murderer' has taken the world by storm, provoking its audience to take on the role of amateur sleuths in an attempt to uncover whether or not the central characters of the show are guilty or innocent. In the month following the release of the True Crime docu-series "19.3 million … Continue reading The ‘Making a Murderer’ Effect: Study
“By focusing on the informational dimension, I am attempting to critically examine the capacity of the digital sphere to provide an authentic picture of social reality constituted altogether by online and offline social spheres. Does the social reality presented online mirror offline social circumstances? How valid are the pieces of information retrieved online, … Continue reading The ‘Making a Murderer’ Effect: Background
“To collaborate means, literally, to work together, especially in an intellectual effort. While collaboration is central to the practice of ethnography, realizing a more deliberate and explicit collaborative ethnography implies resituating collaborative practice at every stage of the ethnographic process, from fieldwork to writing and back again” (Lassiter, L 2005). Luke Eric Lassiter highlights … Continue reading Ethnography: Collaboration
“As learning fluidly moves across multimodal spaces, as represented in the playground of the 21stcentury, the experiences of young children extend across both virtual play worlds and school-yard playgrounds” (Burke, A 2013). As technology has rapidly evolved within the 21stcentury and our networked homes become more advanced, the emergence of online worlds has … Continue reading Online Relationships – Club Penguin
As cinema prices continue to rise and streaming services such as ‘Netflix’ and ‘Stan’ become increasingly affordable, it is no wonder that we are seeing a decline in the number of people that are going to the cinemas. With the option to stay within the comfort of our home and pay cheaper prices … Continue reading Has going to the cinemas come to an end?
As "worldwide, more than two billion people own smartphones"(Campbell, A 2018) the risk to become addicted to our devices has never been greater. With technology continually updating and replacing the way in which we once conducted our lives, it is easy to forget just how much time we really are spending on our devices. … Continue reading Digital Addiction