Tag Archives: women

Restless social media syndrome

7 Jul

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Stretch, yawn, head to the little girl’s (or boy’s) room?

According to one study, a lot of ladies skip all that and go straight to Facebook. Funny enough, I found the story on Facebook this morning (around 5 a.m.) from Mashable as I contemplated falling back asleep or getting up.

Some of the key findings of the study had me chuckling to myself quietly:

  • 57% percent of women say they communicate with people more online than face-to-face
  • 34% say the first thing they do in when they wake up is check Facebook
  • 21% of women age 18-34 check Facebook in the middle of the night

However, these stats had me wondering how much the researchers watched Mean Girls before they started collecting data:

  • 42% think it’s okay to post photos of themselves intoxicated
  • 79% are fine with kissing in photos
  • 58% use Facebook to keep tabs on “frenemies”
  • 50% are fine with being Facebook friends with complete strangers

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LiLo, if only we could catch a glimpse of your Facebook photo albums

I guess nowadays with more and more people using smartphones, access to social media has never been quite so easy and immediate. Who says I have to walk over to my compy to read about what my BFF Jane did last night or why that cute boy I’ve been stalking chatting with hasn’t returned my calls. Or see why that bitch my good friend Jen chose to wore that tiny dress to that party. I’ll just roll over and read it on my phone as I watch the sun come up.

 

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Tattoos: More Than Just Art

10 Dec

I have always been fascinated by body modification (re: Orlan post). While more extreme modification like scarring and implants worry me a little, I can respect someone’s decision to do it. My fascination has really been in tattoos. I wanted to explore this topic a little further for my final project in this course, so I chose to film a short documentary on women and tattoos. The quality on this video isn’t as nice as I would like, but nonetheless, here it is.

The Body as a Canvas: Women and Their Tattoos.