Discover: The Best Stuff, March 28
Every week, ‘Discover’ seeks to bring you the best of what’s on the internet. This is where we, the editors compile the great stories we’ve seen during the week. It’s the perfect addition to your lazy weekend.
On public humiliation
Having recently delivered a captivating TedTalk on her public (and Presidential should we say) fall from grace those many years ago, Monica Lewinsky expertly discusses the venomous media culture thriving off humiliation, cyber bullying and harassment.
‘There is a very personal price to public humiliation, and the growth of the Internet has jacked up that price.”
On Netflix Australia
Business Insider Australia: Marc Scott – Here’s Why Netflix Starting in Australia is a Tipping Point for Local TV
Following the launch of Netflix Australia on the 24th of March, it has been widely discussed as to how this jeopardises the entire broadcast television industry here. Marc Scott does a great job of breaking down the key reasons why Netflix’s entry into the Australian market could spark the demise of Pay TV in this article.
– Deborah Goh
“It could be the year that we ask the fundamental question: what is television? A year where Australia rethinks its “free television” philosophy, that tests Australia’s technological infrastructure for its capability to shift toward a television culture encompassing the internet.”
On corporate attire
Quartz: Silvia Bellezza, Francesca Gino, and Anat Keinan – “Dressing down” is only a status symbol for the elite
It’s become a bit of a theme recently for high-profile CEOs to not actually dress like high-profile CEOs. Steve Jobs rocked the awful ‘junners’ look and Zuckerberg appears to be wearing the same t-shirt and hoodie as he has for years. Is ‘dressing down’ the new status symbol for the elite?
– Jeremy Liu
“At times, individuals who are aware of social norms and expectations may nonetheless decide to risk deviating from standards of appropriate dress, speech, and behavior. High-status individuals like Zuckerberg typically have wider latitude for deviation and are relatively freer from social constraints.”
On discovering your Vice
Find it at http://www.vice.com/videos
I know Real Housewives of Melbourne is some
god-awful quality viewing, however if you want to spend your valuable time more productively check out Vice’s quality investigative journalism in their extensive repertoire of enlightening documentaries. There’s just about one on everything you can and can’t think of. You’ll learn some really cool and some really frightening realities that you were previously ignorant to. It’ll also impress your mates with your newfound knowledge at your next coffee date
– Ruby-Jean Jenkins