Australian wildlife bushfire relief

By Anya Ow / January 7, 2020 / Comments Off on Australian wildlife bushfire relief

Australian wildlife have been suffering from the recent bushfire crisis, with billions already dead and biodiversity under threat. Here are specific Australian wildlife donation initiatives that you can look into: [World Wildlife Fund] [Wildlife Victoria] [Zoos Victoria] [WIRES]

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Everything Is On Fire

By Anya Ow / January 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Everything Is On Fire

I passed the new year’s celebration in Singapore, watching Australia burn. Our climate change doubter-in-chief, the Australian PM, Scott Morrison, released a hilarious New Years message that not only doesn’t link climate change to the bushfire crisis but which suggests that the current fire season is somehow business as usual: nevermind the apocalyptic images of […]

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Australian Bushfires

By Anya Ow / January 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Australian Bushfires

The Australian Bushfire crisis has ramped up over the holiday season, with fires reported in every state. Here’s how you can help. Via the SMH: [Red Cross] [Vinnies] [Community Enterprise Foundation] [CFA] [RFS] [Foodbank] [World Wildlife Fund] [Givit] [Gippsland Emergency Relief]

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The Fake News Plague

By Anya Ow / September 21, 2019 / Comments Off on The Fake News Plague

In the lead up to the trash fire that was the 2016 US elections, there was a rash of conspiracy theories about the Democrats and Hillary Clinton that were spread around by conservative media and trolls. Some were somewhat believable–like the one where she was supposedly Very Ill With Some Unnamed Illness, after footage of […]

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Influencers: Nothing is Real on the Internet

By Anya Ow / August 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Influencers: Nothing is Real on the Internet

In 2019, as the Disney industrial machine regurgitates a spitfire volley of dead horses in the form of Toy Story 4, a “live” action Lion King movie, yet another Avengers film, yet another Spiderman film, and whatever else they’re planning on inflicting on us once they open Netflix: Disney Edition™ in November, you’d think that […]

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Pulling Ads in Protest

By Anya Ow / June 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Pulling Ads in Protest

Every morning, after I feed the cats, make breakfast, I open my MacBook and curse myself. “Twitter,” I say, “what’s the worst thing that happened while I was asleep?” YouTube’s algorithm has been curating home movies of unwitting families into a catalog of semi-nude kids, we found. YT often plays the videos after users watch […]

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Google Chrome, HTTPS, and the HTTP Purge

By Anya Ow / February 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Google Chrome, HTTPS, and the HTTP Purge

Are you browsing a website on Chrome? Head to your website and check out the address bar. If you’re a business, ideally your IT people have already switched over your site from HTTP to HTTPS, given you the nice green lock icon and a ‘Secure’ statement. If they haven’t, or if you have no IT […]

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The Dark Side of Stock Imagery

By Anya Ow / September 1, 2018 / Comments Off on The Dark Side of Stock Imagery

If you’ve been hanging around the ad agency echelons of Twitter, you’d have seen this thread: So today I’m going to tell you the story of How I Ended Up with my Face On a McDonald’s Advert in China – A Cautionary Tale. Six or so years ago, a friend in Canada posted a pic […]

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Google Cardboard

By Anya Ow / March 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Google Cardboard

We finally bought ourselves a Google Cardboard VR set. Writing about the Bosch VR app made us a little curious, but we didn’t realize until recently how cheap it is to actually buy a Cardboard set! You could even make your own, which we were considering at first until we figured it was just too […]

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How to buy TV advertising

By Gavel Markowski / August 19, 2015 / Comments Off on How to buy TV advertising

Below I touch on the types of organizations which can buy for you and how to deal with them. If you’re not sure still, call us at Starship (03 9428 4411) and we’ll try to help. Who can buy TV for you? – Suppliers Before we start – philosophy – the thing to remember about […]

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