By Sophie Kavanagh The use of Instagram filters is forcing people to be discontented with reality because Instagram is granting us the opportunity to alter it in our photos. Instagram expects that we need/want filters, the feature allowing you to do so appears as an assumption as opposed to an option before you post a picture. I believe that the psychology of this is … [Read more...] about Selfie Dysmorphia
By Olivia Hanna A former American President once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Though Roosevelt was not alive to experience social media, I’m sure he would argue that Facebook, Instagram and other platforms are thieves of joy. The relationship I have with social media is interesting, and I’m sure I’m not alone. On one hand I love the scrolling: checking in on … [Read more...] about Opinion: To compare, or not to compare
By Niamh Kelly As 2019 begins we may all wish to focus on the important things in our lives and getting rid of some of our least-used apps might help us do just that. I’m sure we all have our attachments to different social media apps, be it the ability to reach out to friends and family or the opportunity to express yourself through pictures and posts. However, with all the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Which app gets scrapped in 2019?
By Daniel Brennan Like many people my age, I’m a bit of a social media addict. My personal poison of choice is the certified cesspit that is Twitter – in around four years of using the site regularly, I’ve racked up over 40,000 tweets, and I’m now averaging around 1,000 tweets every month. That doesn’t even account for the amount of time I spend scrolling, liking, retweeting … [Read more...] about Social Media in exam season – Tweet or Delete?
By Áine Kenny NUI Galway alumnus Ciara Walsh is making waves on Instagram and in the blogosphere. Ciara studied the BA International with Psychology and Italian, and graduated one year ago. SIN caught up with her to find out about her time spent in Italy, what being a blogger is really like and her battle with scoliosis. When asked why she started blogging, Ciara says … [Read more...] about Meet Galway blogger CiaraSwalsh