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April 24, 2014

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Several World Nations Begin Multistakeholder Meeting on Future of Internet -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

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

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

As crappy as ever, Murdochian website news.com.au 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.

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Cask J. Thomson

Cask J. Thomson

Founder & Editor-In-Chief
As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.
  • http://twitter.com/coldnessovgrave James Osgerby

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