Someone Tell Me, Why Is The Ring Still a Thing?

Habit parading as romance, marketing as tradition... Well, it's (Facebook) official. Engagement season is in full swing. The trickle on the old news feed has become a full-blown deluge. Bejewelled digits thrust to unanimous acclaim and hundreds of likes: 'She/I said YES!' The mid-to-late twenties threshold signals the next step for lots of established couples. … Continue reading Someone Tell Me, Why Is The Ring Still a Thing?

How has Instagram changed our travel habits?

If a holiday goes undocumented on social media, did it really happen? So ingrained is the practice of recording our every move, it seems unthinkable that anyone could travel without it ending up cropped, filtered, and splashed across Instagram and Facebook. I’ll spare you a tired reheating of the social-media-connects-us-but-also-isolates-us discussion from every undergraduate humanities … Continue reading How has Instagram changed our travel habits?