This one is definitely one I never thought I’d be writing. Let me set the scene for you: I am on the floor of a dingy little motel in Ipswich, Queensland. Why am I on the floor you ask? The charger to my laptop doesn’t reach the supplied workspace and to my surprise, the turtle-paced internet provided by the institution hosts a better connection down here. Welcome to my wild Saturday night in. I was called last minute to head to…

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You’re probably wondering what you’re doing here? Never fear, I thought the same when I stumbled upon this topic several weeks ago. It still baffles me to this day. Undertaking Nicola Evans’ BCM312 class this semester, Emerging Issues in Media and Communication, I was faced with a research task and the freedom to find a topic I was interested in. I never expected the inspiration to strike from my twenty-something housemates and friends. You see, I had been moderately aware…

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*I also would like to disclose that I will not be including many, if at all, of the traumatic images I am researching due to their potentially triggering nature. To search for images of the likes, start with @trauma_time on Instagram and you are sure to find yourself down the rabbit hole.* Hey! Just before you go on, you should read this first to get you started. Welcome to Part Two of this four-part series on traumatic imagery consumption. Here you will…

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*Disclosure – this post contains sensitive images that have POTENTIALLY TRIGGERING NATURE. TO SEARCH FOR IMAGES OF THE LIKES, START WITH @TRAUMA_TIME ON INSTAGRAM AND YOU ARE SURE TO FIND YOURSELF DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE.* Hello and welcome to Part Three of my four-part series on traumatic image consumption on social media. Before you read on, make sure you have read this and this first, just so you are up to speed! In this part, we will discuss the concerns associated with this…

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*I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO DISCLOSE THAT I WILL NOT BE INCLUDING MANY, IF AT ALL, OF THE TRAUMATIC IMAGES I AM RESEARCHING DUE TO THEIR POTENTIALLY TRIGGERING NATURE. TO SEARCH FOR IMAGES OF THE LIKES, START WITH @TRAUMA_TIME ON INSTAGRAM AND YOU ARE SURE TO FIND YOURSELF DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE.* Congratulations if you have made it this far! You have reached Part Four of this series on traumatic image consumption on social media. If you have stumbled upon this, make…

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