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Why the selfie generation struggle with social media maturity

Will the selfie generation figure out what it means to be grownups in social media? Or will we remain infantilised kidults?

Hyper-realistic media: How real news become fake news

The Bell Curve of media interest leads to imbalance. Due to hyper-realistic media, we might already be suffering from "normality blindness".

Techlash and the curious case of Cambridge Analytica

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the era of the techlash against social networks and the internet has begun.

How social media divides us — a post-Postman analysis of a media landscape in distress

How social media divides us — is it a breeding ground for hate groups, fake news, and click-baits?

A generation of social media fakers

People desperately seeking attention and validation through social media are at risk of becoming a sub-class of "social media fakers".

The nuances of a public apology

A public apology is a tool to allow the story to move into the next phase sooner rather than later — whatever that phase might hold in store for the accused.

The CrossFit PR mayhem — the destruction of a global brand

The demise of CrossFit has been a long time coming. Glassman's tweet did stir up a perfect PR storm, but the brand CrossFit was already in serious trouble.

Why tax-funded media training is a bad idea in the Nordics

As the Finnish finance minister katri Kulmini's resignation shows, getting tax-funded media training as a public official isn’t without it’s concerns.

Corporate cringe — the overlooked problem of poor taste in communications

It's corporate cringe. Unlike many creative professions, corporate communications have phased out the importance of having great taste as an actual skill.