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Radi Safi

Viral Content Roundup: Brexit, Stralia and satire in viral media

The entire world is reeling from the monumental referendum held last week which has resulted in Britain voting to leave the European Union. Almost every week we see a global event like this send shockwaves ...
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Gotye: Australia’s biggest indie success story

I remember the first time I ever heard Somebody That I Used To Know. An eleven-year-old me sat drawing in my room when my dad knocked on the door impatiently. “You have to come watch ...
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Viral Content Roundup: The bipolar emotional response to the Orlando tragedy

It is common discourse that there is no guaranteed method for creating viral content. However, the consensus among the myriad of How to Create Viral Content guides out there is that there is one integral ...
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7 tracks that owe their success to the humble ukulele

The ukulele. Yes, if you grew up on an exclusive diet of upbeat television commercials, you’d be forgiven for thinking that everyone gets assigned a uke at birth. They can, however, play a much more ...
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Engineering the Sound: Mac DeMarco’s ‘Salad Days’

After the release of his 2012 breakout album 2, Mac DeMarco’s fanbase began spreading around the globe in the lead up to Salad Days. In a 2014 interview with Evan Minsker of Pitchfork, Mac described feeling “weathered and beat down and ...
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Shure SM7B Microphone

From Michael Jackson to Bob Dylan – the Shure SM7B has become a studio staple and industry standard

Imagine the year is 1982 and you are Michael Jackson. You are 23 years old. The commercial and critical success of Off The Wall is nearly three years behind you. But you’re disappointed. Disappointed because ...
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Viral Content Roundup: The Orlando Shooting, the Haka, and a polarised snapshot of nationalism in media

Media is irrevocably linked to the spread of nationalism. Nothing helped facilitate the dispersion of rampant national pride like the printing press back in 1440; and since then developments in media have only served to ...
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Viral Content Roundup: Muhammad Ali, meteorite daggers and the Stanford Swimmer case

Viral content is inseparable from social context. Without certain social triggers, media has no chance of gaining momentum, because without interaction, content falls flat. While there are certain buttons you can push to guarantee a ...
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Viral Content Roundup: Conspiracy Theories, A Dead Gorilla and Practical Jokes

Viral media is peculiar stuff. A week spent in the digital world will see you bombarded with a perpetual stream of media stimulus. There’s a very good chance that what you saw online this week ...
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