Monthly Archives: October 2017

Talking to Anorexia – Louis Theroux

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Louis Theroux has been tackling anorexia in his latest documentary. The hard-hitting subject was dealt with compassion and a sympathetic ear. But, I do feel that they missed a lot out within the filming.

I was certainly expecting something different in terms of the sides that were shown in terms of anorexia. One being the male aspect because just as many males suffer from the disorder, but unfortunately they didn’t even touch on the subject. They only mentioned once about males suffering from anorexia, but that was only a sly term in referencing to male and females suffering; one word, nothing more. I’ve found that many media’s sideline the male side because it is still only seen as a “female issue” in modern society, but this deters male’s from coming forward to get help with their disorder.

Anorexia whether male or female is curable and the documentary showed how hard it can be to recover. When in the mist of the disorder it took me approximately thirteen years to find a complete recovery process. The years of eating well, and the years of losing a lot of weight; a never-ending circle. I think on a personal note: I only found a cure when I started to realise my self-worth and had the confidence to make myself better.

Once you find recovery I must stress that it isn’t plain sailing. I have found that your body goes through a multitude of problems even afterwards. For example: not feeling hungry, feeling too hungry, acid reflux, irritable bowl syndrome, and arthritis. But, this isn’t always the case for everyone who recovers. The one tip I will give to any suffer is practice mindful meditation, this will help your mind relax and give you better focus.

I don’t want you to misconstrue this as hate against this documentary because even though they missed aspects out, it was still very entertaining, and was dealt to the audience in a constructive manner.

4 out 5 rating – can’t say fairer than that. Check it out on BBC iPlayer.

Two Cheeseburger emojis starting a worldwide debate

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What is the world coming to? People are debating the difference between the cheeseburger on Apple and Google devices. 

Users have noticed that Google have placed the cheese at the bottom of the cheeseburger, while Apple have placed it on top of the burger. This must be a modern day issue if people are worried about what a cheeseburger looks like on their devices. 

Google have said they will be discussing the offending emoji to come to a suitable solution. 

YouTube is Hollywood

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YouTube has lost its way. Years ago it used to be about broadcasting yourself but now it’s all about filling their platform with false sitcom based content. 

Let’s use Jake Paul as an example, he portrays a life that isn’t 100% real, the content is made like a production to lure younger viewers in to gain viewership, and to make them believe its a life to aim towards. The unfortunate part of life is that isn’t always a bag of fun and even away from the cameras there is a lot of hardship. 

I’ve briefly touched on previous YouTuber’s such as Lance Stewart for his false ghost videos, and thankfully that is but a distant memory. People within his own fan base were getting tired of being mislead, but now he seems to be back on track with his usual vlogs in New Jersey. 

I pointed out these two specifically due to them being able to mislead their fans and somehow they come back from it like nothing happened. 

The one thing that’s helped some creators is the recent ads issue, where these big YouTuber’s had ads on anything no matter what it was, but now they have finally stepped up and took the ads away. If you are truly misleading people and doing it knowingly, you shouldn’t be earning from that because it is false advertising. 

Talking about the ad issue, it has been uncovered that certain people have rights to bypass their advertisement checks for monetisation. Bit of a kick in the teeth if you ask me, but YouTube are a force of their own and they can give different rules to whoever they want; we all know they will deny favouriting certain things, but we are used to this. 

Somewhere in these ramblings you will understand my point, big YouTuber’s can do as they please, and Hollywood overruns the network. 


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