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March 25, 2015


Germanwings Airbus A320 Plane Crashes in French Alps, All 148 People on Board Feared Dead -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jewish and Islamic Schools Given Millions of Dollars of Security in Australia Amidst Terrorist Fear -

Monday, March 2, 2015

New Australian IVAN MILAT Series Irritates Thousands Convinced We Should “Forget All About Him” -

Friday, February 27, 2015

What Significant Right Do Men Have These Days That Women Don’t? -

Monday, February 23, 2015

Australia Resorts to Guilt and Threats Against Indonesia, Attempting to Spare Bali Nine Members From Execution. -

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Australian Mandatory Government Data Retention Con Will Cost $400m for Your “Freedom” and “Safety” -

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Everything Is Offensive. Everything Is Sexist, Racist and Derogatory. -

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ross Ulbricht Convicted for Black Market Site SILK ROAD -

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Qatar Airways Buys Stake of British Airways and Iberia Parent Company -

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Delta and Southwest Planes Landed After Twitter Prankster Claims to Have Smuggled Bombs. -

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Why Does Depicting Prophet Muhammad Annoy Some of the Muslims? -

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gamblers, Transgenders, Voyeurs and People With Fetishes May Be Unable to Hold Driver’s Licence in Russia in Effort to Crack Down on Road Accidents. -

Friday, January 9, 2015

[LIVE] Flight QZ8501 Search and Rescue -

Sunday, December 28, 2014

MMXIV: The Year in Review -

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Protests in Missouri After Teenage Black Man Shot Dead by Police -

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sydney Hostage Crisis Ends: The Event That Was a Convenience to the Australian Government? -

Monday, December 15, 2014

(UPDATED) Sydney City in Lockdown After Man Takes 13 Hostages in Cafe -

Monday, December 15, 2014

`MH17 Shot Down by Ukraine, Mistaken for Putin`s Plane` -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Pirate Bay Raided in Stockholm -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Australian Retailers Pull GTA v From Shelves Thanks to Females Warning “It Promotes Sexual Violence” -

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Drunken Schoolies on Social Networks: Media Exaggeration or Serious Problem?





[Photograph: A supposedly “News Limited Sourced” photograph of a ‘passed out’ partier at Schoolies in the Gold Coast]

As crappy as ever, Murdochian website has done a story on the recent Schoolies trips taking place inside and outside of Australia.

Quick definition: Schoolies is a period of time where people go on a small holiday in either Queensland or Bali and the surrounding areas after they finish the 12 years of education.

Unsurprisingly, there are many underage drinkers (as some may have yet to hit 18), drug users and a vast selection of general drunkenness and lewd behaviour. Whilst some see this as a ‘reward’ or a bit of fun to finish off the years of educational slavery; many (of course, not all) see it as a chance to get blind drunk and have sex with casuals.

It didn’t surprise me that after searching for the “thousands” of drunken schoolies photos supposedly plastered everywhere on Instagram were unrelated, irrelevant or extremely exaggerated by the media.

The Sunday Telegraph suggests that Facebook should moderate all photographs – a process which not only isn’t practical, but would raise even more privacy paranoias than ever before. What The Telegraph is really suggesting is that Social Media corporations hire people to babysit young teens to stop them from embarrassing their families and themselves. According to The Morning Herald some teens were “too drunk” to realise they were uploading self-shot photographs of themselves without clothing. I guess it’s still possible to be “too drunk” to realise, yet not too drunk to operate a camera phone and then upload the image to a social networking site.

  • James Osgerby

    Oh yes, those magical photo moderation fairies clearly haven’t been doing their job!

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