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Facebook changes its name to ‘Meta’

One of the biggest companies in the world has undergone a major rebrand. Facebook, which was founded in 2004, has changed its name to ‘Meta’ so as to better “encompass” what the company offers. The name change will not, however, affect individual platforms, such as Whatsapp, Instagram, or Facebook itself, but instead it is only…

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Teenage mental health in decline

Adolescence is the prime time for mental health disorders to emerge, with half of all mental problems beginning in early teenage years. Researchers from Liverpool and London have uncovered a decrease in the mental wellbeing of UK teenagers; a finding that is mirrored in teenagers across the globe. Data was collected from two large groups…

Features

Millennial Burnout

The idea of ‘Millennial Burnout’ was popularized by the viral Buzzfeed article titled: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation, by Anne Helen Petersen, which was published in January 2019. I remember reading the article at the time, and finding it extremely interesting, but not really something that I could relate to, as it focuses on…

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Is social media bad for your health?

No one twenty years ago could have predicted the rise and popularity of social media platforms. Everybody from your friends, colleagues and neighbours to your mum, dad and even number 27’s dog now has an online presence. It’s a great way to keep up to date with those you care about, particularly those who you…

Sex Survey 2019

Facebook doesn’t want you to get laid

Facebook is constantly updating what it deems as acceptable on its site, and the newest weird choice is taking down posts that could ‘facilitate, encourage or coordinate sexual encounters between adults’. It’s a very strange new rule, there is nothing illegal about two consenting adults wanting to have a ‘sexual encounter’, nor is it illegal…

TV

You Review

‘It’s cool how you get in the monster’s POV, you understand why he does stuff, almost like its… justified.’ While some of the analogies employed by Netflix’s new thriller ‘You’ can seem more than a little heavy-handed, they can help the viewer to understand how it easy it is to root for the villain when…

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Iceland Christmas advert: too political or too pertinent?

Iceland has launched a Christmas advert campaign to raise awareness for deforestation. The narration is by Emma Thompson, in collaboration with Greenpeace. However Clearcast, the NGO that decides which ads to approve, banned it because it was “too political”, according to the 2003 Communications Act. It shows an animation of an orangutan in a girl’s…

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