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  • Reality TV pushes for real-time authenticity
  • Reality TV pushes for real-time authenticity
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Reality TV pushes for real-time authenticity

Rising Star is a new show set to start in the US on NBC that is attempting to inject life back into the failing reality TV genre. Moving the genre on from forerunners like Pop Idol and X Factor, Rising Star relies on real-time votes from people using a companion app.



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    Crowned 'word of the year' in 2013, the selfie has come a long way from its origins as a niche social media tag. But are selfies just a bit of narcissistic fun, or is there a darker side?

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