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  • Social Media & Screen Addiction – Part 1

    When delving into the definition of an addiction, words such as ‘dependence’, ‘compulsion’ and ‘fixation’ are listed as synonyms. And it’s fair to say that no good can come of any addiction. Social media addiction is yet another bad habit we’ve inherited from the advancements in modern technology, like online gaming. These days it would appear that not being on social media is more of a taboo than having multiple…

  • Social Media & Screen Addiction – Part 2

    In part one of this two-part “blog series” dealing with social media and screen addiction, I introduced the idea of social media addiction and compared it to more traditional ideas of addiction. As previously discussed, social media and screen addiction are comparable with substance addictions and other negatively impacting addictions, such as gambling and pornography.…

  • Swiped Out

    There’s still a stigma attached to the notion of finding love over the Internet. However, the phrase “internet dating” drums up a very unpleasant image in my mind – one of an overweight man in his fifties, eating a burger that rests unsettlingly upon his bulging stomach, while he types furiously on his archaic home…

  • The Rise Of The Creative

    “I define the Creative Class to include people in science and engineering, architecture and design, education, arts, music and entertainment whose economic function is to create new ideas, new technology, and new creative content. ” Dr. Richard Florida I’ve always known I was different. The pursuit of money was never what I desired. Yes, money…

  • Snapped: Snapchat and the Stoneman Douglas Shooting

    It’s never an easy task to talk about the loss of lives, especially those of children. The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting has been considered one of the deadliest school shootings in US history, ranking among more “iconic” tragedies such as Columbine in 1999, the Virginia Tech shooting and Sandy Hook in 2012. In total,…

  • The Rise of Augmented Reality

    A new year, a new list of virtual advancements we’re going to have to start getting used to. Amongst the plethora of technological advances heading our way in 2018, the idea of augmented reality (AR) appears to be one of the more exciting. Unlike virtual reality, augmented reality is more useful and functional in our…

  • Social Media Activism

    Social media activism, much like the tried and trusted activism of ye olde times, is the vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change but via social media as a medium. So you wouldn’t think it would be any kind of challenge to keep people interested in wildlife conservation. Everybody loves animals, right? To…

  • No(n)sense Of Purpose

    As Social Media Managers we are a community inside the in of the social media community and we may feel so much hate for the average social user who may be praying for Houston or fighting the good fight from behind their keyboard or smart phone. Everyday is a battle against the keyboard warriors, specially…

  • You&Me Design’s Guide To Social Media

    If your company or brand is yet to venture into the new world, you’re missing out and your brand is being denied the digital attention that it deserves. Gone are the days when people would scoff at the idea of Facebook being used as a pivotal tool in marketing strategies. You need to put your…

  • Journalism in the Digital Age

    Social media has changed the way in which the world operates. I realise that this may be a reasonably bold statement to make but it’s one, which I stand by. Many industries have been altered by the emergence of social media in recent years; advertising and marketing, retail and education to name a few. And…