Nosedive is the first episode of the third season of the black mirror series. The main aspect of this episode was to talk abut the impact of social media in our lives. It is set in a society where the citizens get ranked from 0 until 5, and depending on their ranking, they can get houses, jobs and so on. Lacie is a 4.2, she has a good job at an office. Unfortunately, that is not enough for her and she aims to hit a 4.5 in order to be belong to the upper class society. She builds up a…


In the case “Random house vs Goebbels”, the fight was quite simple. Peter Longerich wrote a controversial biography about Joseph Goebbels. He used Goebbels’ diaries for information. When the books got published, Cordula Schacht the daughter of Hjalmar Schacht took matters into her own hands and called the Random House asking for compensation under the copyright laws. When Joseph Goebbels died, he left his diaries to Hjalmar Schacht, and when Hjalmar died, they went to his daughter. In order to avoid further issues regarding the publication, Rainer Dresen, the general counsel of Random House Germany, agreed to pay her 1%…


“Games communicate ideas — and even social messages — through familiar literary devices (character, plot, dialogue, music) and through features distinctive to the medium (player interaction with a virtual world).” (Packart, 2013)

If you were to ask me, I would say that one of the biggest shifts in the last decades was the shift from Super Mario to the Grand Theft Auto franchise. How is it that we went from saving the princess from the beast to picking up girls on the sidewalk and beating them for not giving the players what they virtually wanted. Since its release, this game…


Politics. Politics is an eight letter word, and those eight letters have turned the world upside down. From ruining countries to creating new ones, this term has had so many definitions that it is impossible to please everyone with a simple explanation. It is a head turner. The Merriam-Webster dictionary even has five different definitions for it. What if we were to add to the chaos of politics by introducing social media to it? Let’s take a few steps back in time and think for a moment. Would the downfall of the French monarchy have happened sooner if the people…


Ever since we were little children, our parents taught us to listen to both sides of a story before judging, and standing with what we believe is right comes later on. They taught us that in order to listen to both sides we should restrain from being bias and focus on being as objective as possible. Nowadays, being objective is one of the hardest things to do, since the search engines we use and the algorithms they have created are paving a road to what they think we want to hear and read. Our every move is being tracked and…


@The Newsroom, HBO

My mother always told me that I should never start a fight, but if I were to find myself in the middle of one, then I should definitively finish it. Today, I noticed that she has failed to mention what would happen if I had started a fight, should I also finish it? Will McAvoy started something, not a fight, but more of an argument in order to prove a point. Was he right or wrong to have the last word? Will McAvoy started his live interview by interviewing Sutton Wall an advisor of Rick Santorum who is running for…


Social media is one of the results after the creation of the internet, or as it was called “the world wide web” in 1990. If we were to look up social media, we would never be able to find just one definition. For instance, according to Merriam Webster social media is defined as: “forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos)” (Merriam-Webster, 2018); while the Cambridge dictionary defines it as “websites and computer programs that allow people to…

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