Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Internet, the perfect mask.

The World Wide Web is bigger now than it ever has been and with new developments constantly being made such as faster streaming and a variety of random new websites it is becoming an even bigger phenomenon.

However with this new found improvements and understanding towards the internet and with it being policed at a very low level it has become the perfect ground for the likes of stalkers, paedophiles and online bulling. These disturbing trends are becoming more and more common and its not only costing the tax payers money to try and sort out and prevent these awful things occurring, it is becoming a serious issue with more and more people dieing from internet related issues.

The question is being asked, is the Internet becoming out of hand?

With more and more people hiding behind false names and nicknames on the web to hide their actions and not dealing with anything in ‘reality’ it is giving people a false sense of confidence thinking they can do whatever they like as they wont get caught and they don’t have to deal with the consequences.

An example of this is ‘Pro Anna’ or Pro Anorexia websites, which are constantly under watch of online monitors in an attempt to close them down. However every time one is closed down, a new one opens under a new name, which means that the authorities attempting to protect young people being prayed on by this type of thing are fighting a losing battle against those who know how to hide in the vast sea of information.

There have been calls to have an online police to keep everything in check while surfing, but would this jeopardize the vastness of information that can be found on the Internet and would become a useless resource.

The question, which needs to be answered, is, when does personal responsibility begin and where do authorities have to intervene, as at the moment I can’t see this disgusting trend from ending.

Thursday, 11 March 2010


Hello people of the Internet and followers of myself, Snooki.

I thought that it was fitting that I introduce myself before posting anything else as I have noticed and I'm sure you have as well, that my spelling and grammar is pretty dismal considering I am a journalism student.

However, new post calls for a fresh start and an attempt to stop my head speeding off with ideas of what to write, leaving my fingers behind in a confused state.

So, when I was told I had to start a blog the first thing that came to my head was SUGABABES...seriously it was. However, I don't think that the general public would be that interested in me talking about which is my favoured Sugababe and all the reasons which have lead to this conclusion.

I have now decided that my future posts will have a serious note throughout and will attempt to keep on the straight and narrow of journalism in all its promises.