Lifestyle blog; Edinburgh, MS, food, beauty and chit chat.

I’m here, where are you?

As I sit here in Starbucks, having ordered my skinny cappuccino and muffin, the first thing i do is check-in on Foursquare and Yelp. This is a couple of minutes of my life that I will not get back, so I ask myself, why do I do this? Do I just want people to know where I am? By sharing my check-ins on Facebook and Twitter, is this my way of trying to get people to interact.. Read More

Share the social love

One aspect of social media that has always intrigued me is its relationship with online dating and the opportunities it holds. How can social media assist people searching for that special someone? Or can it hinder the process? We all know of dating sites such as and eharmony, but what about just using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to meet people? Is it possible to approach someone using these platforms without coming across.. Read More

Is social media making us antisocial?

Last night I watched a TV programme on BBC three called Websex: What’s the harm which was investigating ‘how the internet is changing the sex lives of 16-24 year-olds’, interviewing young people who rely on social networking sites, mobile technology and webcams. One of the first young people to be interviewed was a 19 year old male who had quite worrying speech, as in he sounded pretty stupid and his sentence structure was very poor. In addition,.. Read More

Are you a victim of social overshare?

Why do we use social media? To share knowledge and information with friends, family and acquaintances.  But is there a limit to how much we should share and what we share. Obviously some people do not think so! So how do we know what is the appropriate amount? Or am I contradicting myself as I have said many times that social media is largely about freedom of speech? How much is too much? Well if.. Read More

Facebook waz ere

Tomorrow is my birthday, so as I prepare to turn one year older I think I am entitled to an old lady moan. So what is the fuel for this rant? Incorrect grammar and spelling on social media (oh and by the way, I’m turning 25 and not 85 as it may sound). So, are social media partly to blame for the increase of the incorrect use of ‘there’ instead of ‘they’re’ or ‘their’ and ‘to’ instead.. Read More

RIP email?

My thoughts today are about email and the continuous debate about its suggested demise due to social media. Email is ubiquitous, but so is social media, isn’t it? We are becoming increasingly surrounded by Facebook ‘Like’ buttons and integration into many aspects of our lives, changing the way we view and share content online, and maybe even how we shop online in the near future. Email has to be one of the greatest inventions to.. Read More