In a social experiment, and YouTube user filmed how people reacted to seeing a brand new pair of Kanye West ‘Yeezys’ trainers, worth around £5,000, sitting next to a sleeping homeless man.
Today’s extreme violence is not practised in secret, instead its authors seek maximum visibility. But there is more at stake here than propaganda. There is a new grammar of violence emerging, one closely associated with social media, in particular the way we all post photos and videos.
George Ergatoudis, head of music at BBC radio 1 and 1Xtra has said that the Official Charts Company are looking into including streamed music on services such as Spotify and YouTube in the UK singles chart.
Hollywood actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has recorded a video message of support for the protesters in Ukraine.
The BBC has long had exclusive rights to broadcasting the tennis from Wimbledon, but for this year’s tournament which kicks off on Centre Court at 13:00 BST today, Google-owned video streaming behemoth YouTube will also be broadcasting the play around the world.