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Tuesday 30 July 2013
Featured News

malicious communications: twitter, sexism and iEthics

Ruby Grant
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  So, do you want to hear the good news or the bad news? Well, the good news is that UK feminist campaigner and journalist, Caroline Criado-Perez was successful in her push for the inclusion of women (other than the Queen) on British bank notes, with Jane Austen to feature on the £10 note from…
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Thursday 4 July 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: cry blue murder

Emily Tatti
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I think it’s fair to say ‘thank God Facebook wasn’t around when I was in high school’ is a popular statement among 20-something year olds. Sure, we had MSN and MySpace, but we were spared Facebook’s procrastination-friendly bevy of games, fan pages, chats and snooping opportunities. We were also spared some of the more latent…
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Thursday 13 June 2013
Arts Books

literature & technology: to blog or not to blog?

Raelke Grimmer
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These days, blogging is practically ancient technology. But it is only in the past few years that the number one piece of advice given to writers wishing to nab a publishing contract is to have a blog. Blogging is a way for writers to showcase their writing style, connect with their readers and help promote…
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Monday 10 June 2013
Opinion

in defence of unfollowing

Coco McGrath
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Like most people looking to crack into the writing/publishing world, I have a number of unpaid jobs. I list them as internships on my CV to make them sound a little more impressive but really I’m just an unpaid office monkey who prints things out, writes post-it notes and makes figurines out of paper clips….
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Wednesday 29 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

sponsored post: online stalking – creepy or harmless?

Zoya J. Patel
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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com.  Remember when there were rumours that Facebook was releasing an app that would let people see who was stalking their profile? Did you perhaps experience a mild pang of panic, much like I did, at the…
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Tuesday 21 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

is it ok: to photograph absolutely everything?

Elizabeth Flux
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In 2000 my class went on a school camp to Ballarat and we were given a list detailing the clothes to bring, the lollies to leave at home, and what other items were either required, allowed or forbidden. The list was long and strangely specific when it came to clothing, but somewhere in between Driza-Bone…
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Friday 17 May 2013
Culture Featured

are your tweets sexist?

Melissah Comber
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‘Wow, this user got the equality of retweeting almost down to an art,’ says Twee-Q, a website that analyses your retweets on Twitter based on the gender of the original tweeter. Boy, am I relieved! It definitely ranked high on my list of concerns. In fact, it comes in third, just after the price of…
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Monday 29 April 2013
Featured Opinion

twitter is the world’s panic room – and that’s okay

Shannon Clarke
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Before Twitter was as omnipresent as it is now, the concept was regular fodder for the writing of op-ed columnists. Experts, journalists and technophobes started philosophising about what this latest social networking site meant for privacy, intimacy, and communication. Globe and Mail writer Ian Brown even theorised that Twitter’s appeal had something to do with…
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Wednesday 27 March 2013
Culture News

#safetytipsforladies – the most sarcastic twitter trend yet

lip magazine
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Minding one’s lovely lady lumps isn’t usually the kind of advice stored under the heading “Safety Tips for Ladies”. But that’s exactly what the latest Twitter trend is. #safetytipsforladies was trending on Twitter on Tuesday 26 March, attracting a variety of hilarious, attention-grabbing tips strung together in less than 140 characters. The hashtag, coined by…
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
Opinion

block early, block often: being a feminist on social media

lip magazine
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It’s tricky being a feminist on the internet, nay, it’s tricky being a woman on the internet at all. Rape threats, death threats, rape and death threats, and every insult you could imagine are an everyday experience for many women who dare to exist online. If you are new to feminism and have just started…
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Wednesday 16 January 2013
Featured Opinion

if only I’d known: sometimes it’s who you know

Maryam K
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It’s who you know, not what you know. I’d always assumed this saying was a sign of questionable morals and the people who uttered such things were the privileged amongst us who’d never known the true meaning of hard work. But the reality is your contacts and your networks can be a valuable part of…
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Thursday 1 November 2012
Featured

tech review: roamz

lip magazine
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Roamz is a social media app that wants to guide you to the all the hippest places, daring users to ‘live like a local’ (jaded, stressed out and stuck in a routine, I guess). While imaginative and novel, Roamz is ultimately let down by a relatively small user base, limited suggestions and some hilarious suggestion…
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Tuesday 4 September 2012
Featured Opinion

cyberbullying, trolls and charlotte dawson

Freya Dumas
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I don’t think I could handle being a teenager today. And something I never thought I would say when I was a teenager – I would hate to be a celebrity. My reasons for both come down to social media. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media and it’s a large part of my…
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Wednesday 29 August 2012
Culture

feminism and social media

lip magazine
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I think of myself as a “baby feminist.” It wasn’t until I had started reading Katie’s blog that I became aware of the intricacies behind the movement, and what a huge role it played in something as complex and important as the social media phenomenon. Surfing through my Facebook newsfeed, I noticed at least two…
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