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Why are online creators against EU’s new Article 17 (formerly 13)?

Why are online creators against EU’s new Article 17 (formerly 13)?

News, Technology
You may have come across numerous artists using online platforms to voice their concern regarding the Article 17 drafted by EU to protect copyright. The controversial laws were first approved in September 2018 by European Parliament members, with the final version receiving approval in February after three days of talks in France. It was officially passed on April 15 by the EU after 19 countries voted in its favour with only six opposing it. Three countries abstained from voting.   Article 17 explained The Article 17 was formerly Article 13 till it was renamed on April 15. It is a component of EU’s new directive on copyright. It has been devised to better protect the rights of creators. The aim of the Article 17 to encourage cooperation between the right holders and online conte
Do you feel happy to live in the digital age?

Do you feel happy to live in the digital age?

Media, Social media, Tech, Technology
The World Happiness report released on 20th March. The Rank of the UK has increased to 15th place since 2013. (Data from the World Happiness report; Graph: Bowei) The measurement involves many factors such as GDP, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom and corruption levels.   The top three happiest countries are Finland, Denmark, Norway. Among them, Finland was a second year to be the happiest countries in the world.   In the digital era, people spend more time on social media. Based on the recent UK social media statistic, there are 45 million social media users, which is equal to 67% of the entire population. Of these, there are 39 million mobile social media users. On average, people in the UK spend about 1 hour 50 minutes on social media sites
“Disgusting” office harassment: Ted Baker allegedly breaks the fantasy for fashion industry

“Disgusting” office harassment: Ted Baker allegedly breaks the fantasy for fashion industry

Breaking News, Business, Fashion, News, Social media
Staff working for the fashion brand, Ted Baker, have called an online petition to end the alleged harassment by the chief executive, Ray Kelvin, 62.  They argue that inappropriate behaviours such as “forced hugging” have become the workplace culture and human resources office left the harassment unchallenged.  The petition has been signed by more than 2,500 people, and everyone can sign it freely even if they work for other companies. As a result of that, shares in Ted Baker hit three-year low, falling almost 15 per cent by noon today.  “The owner regularly makes sexual innuendos at staff,” the petition claimed.  In response to this, the company said that “Ray greets many people he meets with a hug” and the practice was “absolutely not insisted upon.”  Ted Baker also add
#MeAt14 hashtag sweeps social media

#MeAt14 hashtag sweeps social media

Breaking News
The hashtag #MeAt14 was all over social media this weekend to highlight the idea that children cannot consent to sexual activity. The social media stir was in response to a Washington Post investigation into the sexual misconduct of U.S. Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, in which it was alleged that he had initiated sexual relationships with multiple underage girls. A number of celebrities came forward to share their photos and stories in support of the social media campaign. This is me at 14. I was on the gymnastics team and sang in the choir. I was not dating a 32 year old man. Who were you at 14? Tweet a pic, tell us who you were and pic to the top of your page #MeAt14 #NoMoore pic.twitter.com/HPVzMgaD8h — Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) November 12, 2017 I was eating
UK to ban ‘unsuitable’ porn to protect children

UK to ban ‘unsuitable’ porn to protect children

Culture, DontUse, Media, News, ReportingWeek2, Social media
The government is attempting to pass a Digital Economy Bill that would ban certain 'non-conventional' porn websites in the UK.  The new media regulating bill is making an appearance in the House of Lords for its second hearing today. The bill is intended to shelter the children from  improper images/videos and is already becoming a controversial topic within free speech campaigners across the country. What does the bill entail for the online porn consumption by the people? Is online censorship and surveillance going to help protect children? The Digital Economy Bill acts a new law that aims to simply ban any kind of ‘non-conventional’ porn websites. This includes sexual acts of violence, face-sitting, urinating and incest related porn. The government announced that non-compliant sites
Islington Flooding: Dozens forced to evacuate after water main burst

Islington Flooding: Dozens forced to evacuate after water main burst

DontUse, Environment, ReportingWeek1, Social media
About 100 people forced to leave their homes and Upper Street area of north London borough closed. Torrents of water was seen gushing down the streets of Upper Street in Islington, causing severe flooding in North London. Dozens of people were evacuated from their homes and streets after a ruptured water main hit homes and businesses in the early hours of Monday morning. Businesses in the shopping and dining district around Camden Passage were submerged in water. Around 100 people were sent to a nearby pub the Steam Passage Tavern as their homes flooded. A temporary displacement centre has opened at the STEAM PASSAGE TAVERN 44-46 UPPER STREET N1 0PN for residents affected by the flooding pic.twitter.com/Pb3DdnSolC — Islington MPS (@MPSIslington) December 5, 2016 The wate

London is the most talk-about travel destination on Twitter

Culture, DontUse, Look, Media, News, Social media, Travel
London has been one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, but now it exceeds rivals such as New York and Paris on social media. The words "London" and "travel" were tweeted together more than 630,000 times in 2015, which is 200,000 more than the next most popular cities, Paris, New York, Rome and Tokyo, according to London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional company. The twitter data also shows the word "London" on its own was tweeted more than 81 million times in 2015, which is more than Sydney, Tokyo and Rome combined. Some of the top words used in association with London include, "art", "travel" and "fashion." Commenting on the data, Rod Favaron, CEO of Spredfast for London & Partners said: “Social data is always a valuab

Twitter has a new hope: “resurrected users”

Business
Twitter is stuck: its user growth is flat for the first time ever. It is even shrinking in the US, while Facebook and Instagram are growing at rocket pace. Twitter disappointed investors and media with its financial results on Thursday. Last quarter, Twitter had 320 million monthly active users, and this quarter was very similar. However, excluding SMS fast followers, the audience actually fell quarter-on-quarter from 307 million to 305 million. Some Americans have even abandoned Twitter: its US audience fell from 66 million to 65 million. Twitter spokesperson Sam Hodges refused to break down their numbers by country. In total, the international monthly audience is flat – 254 million users in the fourth and third quarters of 2015. So where is Twitter's user base growing? Answer

Users angry about Twitter changing its design

Business, Tech
Twitter changed its design to show tweets in a popup window. Many users, however, did not like the new feature. The new feature is called popup tweets. Before, Twitter users clicked it would just slide out to display inline. Now it pops open an entirely separate modal to show you a single tweet. The new popup model led to confusion. Some users accidentally unfollowed people. I keep on almost accidentally unfollowing people because of Twitter's stupid popup bollocks — Mermaid Princess (@Pastel__Mermaid) February 8, 2016 Others found that posts are difficult to read now. Wow that new @twitter POP UP box sure makes threaded tweets/stories hard to read, huh. What a piece of shit. Why do you do this, Twitter? — Angie Manfredi (@misskubelik) February 7, 2016 Twi

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv… Hashtag Activism, yay or nay?

News, ReportingWeek1, Social media
A commuter was stabbed in the throat by a young man at Leytontone Tube Station, December 5th, Saturday night. In a video taken by a witness, one can hear a man calling out to the attacker saying "You ain't no muslim bruv... you ain't no muslim." This statement has since become a major trending topic on twitter. People from all over the world have voiced their support by using the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv as way to unite against the negativity muslims face on the daily thanks to the attacks by ISIS. Hashtags, which were initially used to spread information in a categorical manner, have now become a useful way to get your voice heard in the digital world.   Popular Social Awareness Hashtags Major social protests worldwide have occurred thanks to the p