The Hype

The real impact of social media on celebrities

March 2, 2020

In 1997, the media had a hand in the gruesome death of Princess Diana. 23 years later, social media has become one of the most powerful mediums for communication. And while it has its advantages, it has become particularly dangerous, allowing the general public to fuel its ruinous ways.

Lifestyle

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?

Lifestyle

Why deleting old social media posts is vital

December 11, 2019

If you’re in your early twenties, you’ve probably grown up with social media. We were just hitting teenage years when Facebook and Twitter were becoming popular. The memories of cringy teenage years are hard enough without having physical evidence of our green eyeshadow or our over gelled hair. 

Lifestyle

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.

Lifestyle

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. 

Lifestyle

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.

Articles

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Lifestyle

Bodies too, are subject to trends

April 3, 2019

77% said if they weren’t on social media they would be less self-conscious about their body and only 17% said that social media gives them more confidence in relation to their self-image.

Lifestyle

Influencer fashion

April 3, 2019

When influencers are aligned with the right audience and brand, it can contribute to an incredibly successful digital marketing campaign

Articles

Solidarity on social media?

March 6, 2019

Facebook support groups are a tremendous exhibition of the capacity people have for benevolence. From small congregations of those who feel underrepresented in mass media, to families of children born with disabilities looking for more information, these groups have been an invaluable resource.

Flux

Are phones ruining the concert experience?

April 18, 2018

Concerts are places where you go to forget about everything happening around you, embrace that moment because it’s one you’ll never experience again, no one concert will ever be the same as another.

Features

Could Cambridge influence the 8th?

March 28, 2018

When social media drives the agenda of campaigns to support worthwhile charities, like the ‘no make up selfie’ for cancer, or the ‘ice bucket challenge’ for ALS, the reaction from the masses is generally one

Lifestyle

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.

Opinion

The danger of normality

February 7, 2018

It’s no secret that young people are incredibly impressionable, especially young girls. With the growing dominance of social media in young people’s lives, influencers need to recognise this as they are a big part of young people’s lives. These photoshopped images have a lasting impression on young people, they see these images and perceive them as normal.

Features

A4 waist: viral challenges are far from over

April 6, 2016

For those who don’t recall, neknomination was an online drinking game that saw people “necking” an alcoholic drink and “nominating” their friends to do the same thing. This was recorded and the videos were uploaded to Facebook.