Social Media helps to contextualise stories within society
Case in point is the recent footage of Andrew O’Keefe drunken night out in Melbourne.
Herald Sun ran it as a piece trying to disapprove of Andrew behaviour. It was only when the footage ended up on Youtube that the public was given a voice.
Instead of people disapproving Andrew’s behaviour they are actually more critical of the role of the Herald Sun and the filmers of this footage.
It kind of reminds me of the Kevin Rudd in the strip club fiasco, most analyst saw it as a blow to the Labour party. In my eyes it just showed that Rudd was human, when did going to a strip club become illegal?