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impact of social media on london riots

5 May

Social media had a massive part to play in the London riots from the planning and organization to the public invading the police thanks to updates of what streets the police were going down. but it was not just social media used there was a new form of communication used the police were unable to monitor which meant that the police were left helpless and the new form of communication was BBM the Blackberry messaging which can not be hacked which meant the police could not see or stress where the messages were coming from. For the people that were using normal social media sites during the riots were hit badly because they were not on secure messaging like the people using BBM were some were hit with jail time for encouraging and organizing rioting.

‘I burned Reeves Corner’: Facebook boasts of riot thug jailed for 11 years after admitting he burnt down historic furniture store

  • Gordon Thompson, 34, was responsible for blaze captured in iconic picture of the London riots
  • He had denied his involvement, but finally admitted torching House of Reeves in Croydon, south London
  • Shop owner Trevor Reeves said: ‘I can’t understand what I have done to make someone do this to me’
  • Judge says the loss Mr Reeves’ family suffered was ‘priceless’ and the trauma was ‘inestimable’
  • Store was opened in 1867 and had survived two world wars. It is now trading from a different premises

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one of the people jailed after boosting what he did on facebook


The impact of porn of western culture

5 May

Porn has had a negative affect on western culture because in my view it gives the rough idea to men about sex. Young teens growing up now watching hardcore porn when there as young as 14 this them the rough idea of what normal women look like without all the plastic surgery and the rough idea of what sex is.

I believe it makes girls feel self concussions about what they are meant to look like to attract men it gives off some many bad messages to young girls and boys. The internet has had a huge part to play in this because it is so easy for young people to find porn online that parents cant be watching them every second and in most cases teens of 12 and 14 know more about the computer than there parents do so it means that parents cant monitor what there children are looking at.


moral Panic the hoody ireland

11 Mar

The moral panic over the hoody in Ireland

The moral panic that hit Ireland in the late 1990’s and the early 2000’s was the hoodie. The hoodie which was and still is very popular with every age group but was very popular with young teens. the hoodie was given a bad name because on young English street gangs which would involve a group of teens between the number of 10 and 20 hanging around street corners and outside of local shops the public seen the as dangerous gangs that could not be approached because they were afraid of getting attacked.

“In the UK, hoodies have been the subject of much criticism; some shoplifters have used the hood to conceal their identities from CCTV cameras in shopping centres.[8] The hoodie became a popular clothing item by the 1990s. During the 2000s, it had gained a negative image, being associated with trouble making teens and anti-social behaviour. It became one of the later items associated with “chavs“, or Neds.

Angela McRobbie, professor of communications at Goldsmiths College in the UK, says the appeal of the hoodie is because of its promise of anonymity, mystery and anxiety.”

This perspiration has now entered Ireland’s media saying the hoodie culture that is in England has now entered Ireland which lead the Irish people mainly in big cities and towns like Dublin into a moral panic over the hoodie.

social studies

10 Feb

What career are you thinking of?

I am thinking about a career in a media company that concentrates on filming and video editing I hope to get involved in filming and editing.

What are your strong points?

I have a passion for filming I have been doing it since I was 15 it started when I used to film my local teams football matches. It started out as a hobby but I really started to enjoy doing it the football club were then purchased a editing package so I was able to start editing the videos. These I feel are my strongest points if I could get a job in a media company.

Where do you want to be in 5 years time?

Where do I want to in five years will I would hope to be in a stable job that has something to do with the media field and involves filing and editing where I was getting good pay and I hope I would be doing a job that I enjoy doing and not just doing it because I need too.

How will you get there year by year?

I hope too keep doing well in college and passing my exams I might do another year I have not decided yet if not I hope to go looking for an internship with a media company hopefully in the field I want and then just going from there trying to get a job.

subculture Skinheads, England

5 Feb

A skinhead is a member of a subculture that originated among youths in London, England in the 1960s and then soon spread to other parts of the England, and later to other countries around the world. Named for their skinheads were greatly influenced by British mods, in terms of fashion, music and lifestyle. Originally, the skinhead subculture was primarily based on those elements, not politics or race. Since then, however, attitudes toward race and politics have and in some cases are more racist. The style of the skin head is clean shaved heads, and they tend to wear higher boots, tighter jeans, tattoo have been popular in the skinhead subculture since at least the 1970s revival. In 1980s Britain, some skinheads had tattoos on their faces.