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Social Media Mythbuster: Aesthetic

Instagram is a platform based within the premise of being a photo sharing network. Therefore, it is important to post content that is visually appealing. However, what’s visually appealing to some may not be visually appealing to others.

As a brand, social media sites like Instagram are the face of the company. For most followers, they will never met the people behind the brand, therefore, their only association with the brand is what they see online. As a result, consumers/ followers make up their mind about a brand based on what kind of content they see. This proves that the aesthetic of an Instagram profile as a whole has a huge impact on the perception of their consumers.

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Nick Murphy responds to fan confusion about his name change

Nick Murphy, formerly known as Chet Faker, took to https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FChetfaker%2Fposts%2F1146758122028801&width=500” target=”_blank”>Facebook earlier today to explain to the world-and to himself-the reason why he ditched his nom de plume.

His announcement last September shook the Australian music scene when he told the world that her will no longer be using Chet Faker as his stage name. I think a little bit in all of us died as we started to wonder if we’d ever see his unique style of music again.

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Camden Community come together to knit blankets for stillborn babies

Women from all over Camden have dusted off their knitting needles and taken out their wool after a Facebook post inspired them to knit blankets for stillborn babies.

Sharon Taylor took to the Camden-Narellan Community Noticeboard to ask the community to lend their time to make blankets or donate wool to support the Angel Blankets Australia Organization.

After posting to the Facebook page Taylor was inundated with requests of people wanting to help out.

“I didn’t think the response from the community would be so overwhelming but I’m just glad that we can come together to support such a great cause,” she said.

Taylor hopes to continue knitting with the help of the community to provide homemade blankets for still born babies.

What does your tweet mean anyway?

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but it wasn’t until Twitter came along and provided us with a platform to express our views on. So in a world where everyone can create content and participate in online conversation, the value comes from sorting information.

This is where we, as users become the gate watchers.

When trending topics appear on twitter, they are only live for a certain amount of time, meaning that we only have a small window to participate. This is because the speed of access becomes valuable.

In this time we respond to the production of an idea or event and then we voice our opinions on Twitter, where an aggregation of thoughts begin to emerge. But it is the users as the gate watchers who curate the tweets by liking, responding, re-tweeting and by bumping the topic into Twitters line of vision to then declare it as a trending topic.

Without a hashtag attached to the tweet and the curation of tweets on the trending topics link, the tweets would make no sense. This is because an individual tweet is worthless without a curation of aggregated tweets that provide its value and meaning. It provides context.

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Lets look at this weeks trending topic: #InternetTVshows which was created by the comedy show midnight.

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People were tweeting what they thought were good remixes of TV shows and the internet.

It wasn’t long until Trump made an appearance!

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But all of this wouldn’t make any sense on each persons individual news feed. It would look like someone took to twitter after a few drinks. But the sum total of everyone’s tweets that were curated by gate watchers created a bridge of pebbles.

But the trick here is to be fast because in the blink of an eye a new topic is trending and this topic is old news.

Scale and Speed : censorship

Our cyberspace has many affordances and limitations, but these aren’t always imposed on us by the technology itself, but rather controlling forces that seek to maintain power. 

Cyberspace has introduced scale being control and speed being coordination into society where we can now send messages to large group of people and coordinate an action instantaneously. However, this creates a new sort of power and because everyday people have access to the affordances of cyberspace, everyday people now also hold some amount of power. 

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