Troll-Eye Spam: Facebook Firebrand

What challenges do digital media pose to journalists and activists seeking the truth? What is the truth anyway and does anyone still care about it? Self-proclaimed ‘Facebook firebrand’ Troll-Eye Spam tries – and rather fails – to answer these questions and others. Oi oi web-els and wiki-lutionaries, meme-preachers and malware-contents, I’m here to tell you Read more

Election ’17: Penny Mordaunt’s Turkish Tall Story

Poet and photographer Richard Williams is not a member of any political party and has no axe to grind. However, he would like our politicians to act with integrity and to know what they are talking about. Penny Mordaunt, incumbent MP for Portsmouth North, slipped below such standards during the EU referendum’s Leave campaign. It Read more

The App that Withered on the Vine

Portsmouth University student Dyanni Swhyer-Brown laments the loss of an ingenious social media app that launched careers, raised important social issues and brought disparate people together. Dyanni Swhyer-Brown Death doesn’t have happen to a human to be sad. Hearing about the death of a service dog you’ve never met, would bring a tear to anybody’s Read more

‘How Can This Be?’ The Surreal New World of Donald Trump

When he heard the news of Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, Portsmouth University cultural historian Dr Van Norris was forced to reckon with an uncomfortable new reality that feels weirder and more surreal than the weirdest and most surreal of films. Increasingly, these days I feel like Jack Nicholson at the finale of the excellent Noir Read more