The artificial influencer

March 4, 2020

At the end of the day, does it matter if the content you’re consuming was created by a real person or not?


Social media platforms that actually deserve our attention

March 1, 2020

It has never been harder to find that perfect balance between work and play. In an age where social media can be synonymous with both terms, it is important that you’re not wasting time with frivolous apps. So, what social media platforms actually deserve your time of day?


Teacht chun cinn saol ‘Instagram’

December 11, 2019

Bíonn gach duine i gcónaí buartha faoi tuairimí daoine eile, béidir strainséirí, do chairde nó troll ar an idirlíon. Is cuma cén casadh a chuireann tú ar an scéal, tá deinmhniú á lorg ag daoine.


VSCO girls are the latest trend taking over Instagram

November 13, 2019

Gone are the days of the Basic White Girl strutting around in her UGG boots sipping nonchalantly on her Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte. You probably remember her, in fact you might have even been her.  Well she’s old news now. In her place is the VSCO Girl with a scrunchy in her hair, her Birkenstocks on her feet and a Hydro Flask in hand for the world to see.


Instagram removing cosmetic filters

November 13, 2019

It was all fun and games with dog ear filters, rainbows and love hearts, until cosmetic surgery filters crept in. Instagram has decided to get rid of all their augmented reality filters that can promote cosmetic surgery, as they fear it can impact negatively on people’s mental health. 


The TikTok takeover

October 30, 2019

Similar to Youtube, Tik Tok is an interactive app where you can connect with friends, comment on videos and follow other people.


Instagram clamp down on detox diet promotions

October 2, 2019

Earlier this year The College View covered Jameela Jamil and her campaign to end the duplicitous advertising, promotion, and health claims made by many beauty and diet products.


Is Social Media worth the price of entry?

July 22, 2019

When social media was in its infancy, it was sold as a way for friends and loved ones to be connected; with more immediacy and intimacy than ever before.


An easily led society

April 15, 2019

It has woven itself into the fabric of many people’s lives and although many people enjoy it, some aspects can be detrimental to our mental health.

National News

ASAI receive over 100 complaints about Instagram content

March 20, 2019

A number of wellness bloggers and influencers have been making sponsored posts about products such as vitamin and gut-health supplements in Ireland and abroad. There have been few complaints made about influencers and health supplements to the ASAI so far.

The Hype

Exploring the world of Instagram poetry

October 3, 2018

This generations ‘instapoets’ are a breath of fresh air for an artform that seemed to be dying. Many young people can no longer relate to the heavy poetry of the likes of John Keats of whom they may have studied laboriously throughout their secondary school education.


Life through rose tinted filters

February 7, 2018

Instagram aesthetics have been around for a while now, but in recent years they’ve become almost vital to the success or brands and bloggers worldwide. Rachel Farrell explores the reasoning behind a perfectly curated social media feed.


Stranger Threads

November 15, 2017

The release of Stranger Things 2 has seen merchandise for the Netflix original series pop up everywhere, from Topshop to independent Irish designers, Helen O’Neill tells us more about the fashion taking over the upside down and beyond.


The blogger who cried nutritionist

October 25, 2017

Instagram has become a forum for much more than pretty pictures with many bloggers giving out nutritional and health advice without qualifications.


Instagram versus the female nipple

October 14, 2015

The #FreeTheNipple movement has recently been battling against a very popular app. Instagram has come under great scrutiny for it’s censorship policy which forbids users from posting photos of topless women, in particular their nipples.