Virus goes viral on TikTok

TikToks are helping people to cope with the coronavirus.

Brianna Melville, Reporter

April 13, 2020

At a time when concerns over coronavirus seem to affect every aspect of our lives, the world of TikTok and other social media channels have exploded with hilarious content based on the phenomenon. Content on the TikTok with the hashtag #coronavirus has received over 12 billion views. The most common trend...

Why a stranger should select your profile picture

When choosing our own profile pictures it seems we don't pick the most flattering image, strangers do

Brigid Dix, Reporter

September 17, 2017

When you click on someone’s social media account one of the first things you’ll notice is a person’s profile picture. It can be a stranger’s first impression of you, an employers first image they see of you, or a potential partners first look at you - so profile pictures have become the way...

Love your body

courtesy to Doctor Katherine

Mari Spanja, ECU Reporter

September 4, 2017

Butterfly Foundation's Love Your Body Week from 3-9 September focuses on celebrating all forms of body positivity by actively challenging negative conversations. It does this by being active on social media, getting involved in community events and urging people to display printable online flyers at work, school and in public areas. Everyone is encouraged to post activity tha...

Happy birthday #Twitter10Years

The old days ...

Tillara Casey, Staff reporter

March 23, 2016

Twitter celebrated its 10th birthday this week, and many happy returns, we say. Twitter was founded on the 21st March 2006 and has 320 million monthly active users and sometimes will get up to 1 billion visits monthly. But how has Twitter lasted 10 years? Catherine Archer, lecturer in t...

Social networking ‘contributes to preventing Alzheimer’s’

Social networking may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.

Danny Rogers, Staff reporter

October 21, 2015

Facebookers rejoice, researchers believe that social networking can contribute to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. As people get older, the risk of the illness can increase; for those over 40, the risk can double every five years. ECU neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Dr. Hamid Sohrabi,...

#Fitspiration or #fitsploitation? How health hashtags can harm

Jess Baller from JKM Fitness shares a fitspiration photo on Instagram
Image: @jkm_fitness

Danielle Marklew, Staff reporter

June 10, 2015

Type 'fitspiration' into any social media website and within seconds millions of slim and athletic bodies, motivating catch-phrases, and stylishly healthy meals fill the screen. It’s enough to make you push aside that block of chocolate and reach for an apple instead. Instagram alone has more...

New holiday app targets your furry friends

New holiday app targets your furry friends

Tasha Leov, Staff reporter

April 15, 2015

A new way to home pets while you go on holiday is about to hit the web, taking the share economy out to your furry friends. Called ‘My Pet Stay,’ the WA site aims to make leaving your pets at home easier by matching up pet lovers and pet owners from the same city, suburb or street. Chief...

WA Police Facebook Investigators make inroads in crime

WA Police Facebook Investigators make inroads in crime

Jesse Morganti, Staff reporter

September 2, 2014

Solving crimes and catching bad guys isn't just for super heroes or the police anymore. With the help of social media, the public is able to help now more than ever before. WA Police have the support of over 116,000 West Australians thanks to their social media presence, and have given their following...

Social media changes the conversation on suicide

Social media changes the conversation on suicide

August 28, 2014

Suicide is an issue close to the hearts of many Australians. Kate Lambe reports on the new way people are beginning to talk about a problem that sees over 2000 Australians each year, losing a life.     If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide get help immediately. Cho...

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