Social Media: An Introductory Essay

Academic essay discussing introductory ideas about social media and Web 2.0, 2010.

Over the last number of years, the Internet has been implemented as a significant part of today’s society. In 2009, over 70% – 18.31 million – of households in the United Kingdom had access to the World Wide Web. The communicative, collaborative possibilities of such an interconnected world are highlighted through the growth of social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Continue reading “Social Media: An Introductory Essay” »


Yashin Feature

From Rock Sound magazine, June 2012.

YashinThe year is 2001. The place is the Barrowland ballroom, Glasgow. A young man by the name of Kevin Miles looks up at Papa Roach, the band performing in the two thousand-capacity venue. Taking in the size of the place, the height of the ceiling and the crowd, the aspiring musician dreams of one day playing with his heroes such as that evening’s headliners. Continue reading “Yashin Feature” »