Media watch – Monday

15 January 2018

MediaWatch

Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

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7 Comments

  1. Pickled Possum

     /  January 15, 2018

    Interesting read.
    For those of us who use social media, we’ve all experienced the familiar “I’ll pop onto [insert platform of choice] for a minute, just to see what’s going on” and then realize, hours later, we’re still scrolling through our news feed, clicking the like icon or having our blood pressure rise by a troll’s diatribe or some other unpleasant post.

    https://wakeup-world.com/2018/01/15/former-facebook-executives-warn-social-media-is-destroying-society/

    • PartisanZ

       /  January 15, 2018

      A case of “far too many toys, better options” perhaps …?

    • Yep over FB. I’m now only going to use it for posting bulk photos to when I’m travelling. It’s largely inane

      • Gezza

         /  January 15, 2018

        It was great when it first started up. Now it’s a commercialised, crowded junkyard.

  2. sorethumb

     /  January 15, 2018

    China Hates Our SJW Stars