Social media usage on the rise

Fiachra MacCanna examines how much time we spend on social media and questions the effectiveness of social media advertising

Most of us are on at least one form of social media which we use everyday. Sometimes we use them to see what events are going on, to keep in touch with friends or even just to scroll through our


InstaEssays: the innovative photojournalism of the future

Instagram, the largest photo-sharing platform in the world, can be used for so much more. Just ask anyone who writes InstaEssays, the latest investigation of human empathy in the marrying of pictures and words.

COMMENTInstagram isn’t just for sharing photos of cappuccinos and cats anymore.

Last term, all it took were three weeks of classes guided by visiting professor and writer Jeff Sharlet for the entire class of English students to realize that Instagram