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Five things the Internet taught me about sexual orientation

In sequel to Five ways the internet has affected my gender identity, here are five things about my sexual orientation that I should’ve learnt in the classroom or from offline media, but didn’t. Thank God for the internet.

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Gaming: an industry only for whites

An issue gaming can never seem to shake is its obvious identity politics. From character design to perceptions of gamers thmselves, gaming always seems to be locked into a very specific conception over what it defines gamers as.

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Prohibiting Privacy: why online activism isn't everything

Online media provide us with amazing ways of spreading the message and impact of a protest far beyond its original time frame and geographic boundaries. In doing so, they can easily undermine the safe space vital to many protests against sexual violence. This dawned on me at the Silent Protest last week.
 
What is the Silent Protest?
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The problem with mobile games

 I have a mild obsession with mobile games. I have 5 to 10 that I play on a daily basis and I am constantly looking for more that I can sink my teeth into.

The problem with mobile games today is that almost every game requires me to pay in order to play it the way I want to. In fact, there an entire community of online gamers that feel the same way. No matter what it says in the description of a mobile game, it is not free. A game may be free to download and play but it allows - and insists - in-app purchases.

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The next level of shopping: avatar

 Have you ever browsed through the internet for clothes and then bought something in the hope that it might look good on you - AND THEN IT DOESN’T?

Or have you ever wondered what something would look like if you tried it on but couldn’t due to the fact that the internet stops you from doing so?

If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, Fitle, a new app on the market, was designed for people like you.

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