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I like, you like, we like. And just for us.

I like, you like, we like. And just for us.

When Facebook added a "like" button to their website in 2009, Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg said: “it's a very easy and simple way how to tell our friends that we like their post.” But when we think about it, it is a rather generalizing assertion. Why are we clicking on “Like” button and what do we want to say with that? Aren't there more reasons than just a single one? Is it because we feel amused or we want to improve our reputation or to express our opinion? A lot of people have been asking those questions for years. Scientists say it's too early to examine what Facebook and social networks are doing with us. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t think about the reason why we use them at all.

 

Klára Procházková | 22. 05. 2017 23:03

Silent Happeness Painful Screams

Silent Happeness Painful Screams

I went to a shopping mall for no specific reason. I only wanted to  spend a little time outside before going home. My friend Deniz and I (we have known each other since childhood) attended an event for deaf people that day. The event was very good  and I had met new people, had  spent joyful time with new people and I had learned something new about deaf people‘s life. I even saw a guy that I was interested in years before in the event.


 

Selvi Misir | 22. 05. 2017 08:24

To live with psoriasis? The illness steals everything – including strength of will and self-confidence

To live with psoriasis? The illness steals everything – including strength of will and self-confidence

Sitting in a coffeehouse, she is about to take off her sweater. It is tough for her, but it's May 5th and she wants to celebrate the Skin Day. The date is referring to the natural pH of healthy skin, which is 5.5. Although the spring is in its half, suddenly it snows around her. But the white snowflakes are not ice. Those are the small particles of herself, which are falling down. It is because Sára K., 25-year-old, suffers from psoriasis, one of the most common skin diseases in the Czech Republic.

Simona Zpěváková | 21. 05. 2017 19:00

It hurts but it is worth it

It hurts but it is worth it

There are a lot of people, some of them are stretching, some of them are bouncing. But everybody is preparing for their race at Masaryk run 2017. I can feel the growing adrenalin all around me and definitely the determination to give the best result.

Kotulová Martina | 18. 05. 2017 21:15

The Moravian Karst: revealing the extraordinary of the ordinary

The Moravian Karst: revealing the extraordinary of the ordinary

It is very humid here, but in a good way; it gives that fresh-air feeling, which is weird, because I am literally underground. Well, in a cave to be precise.

Ruta Draskinyte | 18. 05. 2017 21:14

Not Everyone Leaves College with Degree

Nearly half of Masaryk University students do not finish their studies. One of them is Bohdana Gillíková, a 20-year-old woman who dropped out of college after her first semester. 

Gillíková Kristýna | 18. 05. 2017 16:52

Dumpster-diving. Will finally end wasting with food?

Dumpster-diving. Will finally end wasting with food?

This idea of an alternative way of life has has been appearing in the Czech Republic. This original lifestyle came to our land from Western countries. And what is it all about? The idea of dumpster-diving is really easy. People are wasting food a lot especially in developed countries. Restaurants and supermarkets also play its role in a food wasting. They are throwing a lot of edible food to containers and bins. But there are people who trying to save this food and eat it on their own or give it to other people.

Matěj Maděra | 17. 05. 2017 13:54

Street Workout: questioning laws of gravity with elegance

If you have ever seen adults running around children’s playground swinging on climbing frames, you probably caught them in the middle of their Street Workout routine. But do not get confused! This sport is much more sophisticated and difficult to perform than it may seem in the eye of passerby.

Jana Matúšová | 17. 05. 2017 10:23

Felinotherapy - when a cat helps to heal

Felinotherapy - when a cat helps to heal

Bam. Squab. Bam. It's four o'clock in the morning. Thief? Aliens? As I said, it's four in the morning so I do not really care. Something heavy lands next to me. Aaa, a cat. Six and a half pounds of hair on four legs with tail. It moves to my head and begins to purr. For those, who do not own or never have encountered a cat; purring, in this unholy hour, sounds like a group of mowers trying to play Beethoven’s sonata. One needs to be awake to really appreciate it. The thing I cannot seem to appreciate at four in the morning is highly sought  as a treatment. Cat is the cornerstone of felinotherapy.


Kateřina Paraiová | 15. 05. 2017 22:46

Wine, singing, and dancing – that’s what you can enjoy in South Moravia

Wine, singing, and dancing – that’s what you can enjoy in South Moravia

Every Erasmus student should explore the country he visits. And that means, that he should discover some of the traditions this country has. In this country, there are lots of traditional occasions in every corner of the land, but mostly you can find it in South Moravia. Brno is a part of South Moravia, but it’s a city and in the city, the traditions are held little differently than in villages. But that’s not a problem, you can use bus or train to get to any village in South Moravia and enjoy our unique customs. Moreover, when you take a bus, there’s chance that you meet someone wearing a folk costume. “Sometimes when I take a bus wearing my folk costume, people stare at me because they are surprised. They may think ‘What’s up tonight?’ because no one is wearing this costume without a reason,” Pavlína Bayerová says. So take the bus and you may be surprised too.

Martina Hykšová | 15. 05. 2017 22:46

Fast fashion - problem that many people support yet not know about

Fast fashion - problem that many people support yet not know about

While passing a shopping centre, you may consider just a quick look around what is new in stores. Surrounded by all these shiny glass shop windows, behind which stand many mannequins, you wonder whether to enter or not. Just a brief look inside to find out what is now on trend. Don’t you need this simple T-shirt with some cute quote on it, even though you have many in your wardrobe at home? Oh, and what about these jeans, which are in sale now. It seems right to please yourself after very tough week with another piece of fabric that will wear off after few washes. It’s not a big deal, many clothes are like that nowadays, right? The variety of different styles, colours and designs is incredible, isn’t it. So much that is even overwhelming sometimes.

Eliška Koukalová | 15. 05. 2017 22:45

Wasteland is my home, Junktown is my city

All people, living and walking on the surface of the planet Earth, are part of the species of living organisms called humans. And we all are different in many ways. We are unique in our appearance, our characters are heterogeneous and every single man, woman (or anybody who identify themselves as an individual with one of the uncountable amount of other genders) is incomparable and irreplaceable.

Kristýna Svobodová | 15. 05. 2017 22:45

World’s champion despite of terrifying conditions

World’s champion despite of terrifying conditions

Isn’t possible to watch the fire fighters in a prime time on a television. Sometimes media shoot a report from fire fighter’s championship, nevertheless nothing else. Even though in Czech Republic is fire sport between a sort of people well known. About passion to fire sport might tell a story Lukas Kroupa, who spent his previous life connected with these special sport, which initiated him to dream about future fireman’s career.

Markéta Jakicová | 15. 05. 2017 22:44

Blindness to the needs of others kills

Blindness to the needs of others kills

You can see them all around. Dirty and stinky. And we do not notice them. We are living our own world in our own small closed bubble. If they sometimes disturb it with the question: “Will you give me a twenty?” we refuse in disgust. People without home...

Lenka Jebáčková | 15. 05. 2017 22:44

Students in the National Theatre? Not only as audience

Students in the National Theatre? Not only as audience

It is Wednesday night, time of the last performance of the opera Love from Afar (Láska na dálku) in this season. Sitting in a pub, trying to identify the noise coming from the place around the corner. “Would you mind if I turned the radio off? They are really incredible,“ a waiter asks. Most of the customers rest in silence, drinking their beers, just a few of them nod undisturbedly, so she knows she can press the button and we are suddenly surrounded by the strong, fulsome voices.

Kateřina Bečková | 15. 05. 2017 22:43

Drugs in sports can destroy careers, lives and bring a lot of problems

An ancient quote says that a man cannot fool only two things – himself and his past. Slovak hockey player Martin can confirm these words. His life is full of ups and downs and his story is really interesting. His story is also quite frustrating in some parts and sometimes even unbelievable. After a tough life period he became one of the most prospective hockey players in Slovakia and he also was on the right path into popular league NHL. However, his life has made another twist recently and his whole future career is in doubt.

Jakub Vaverka | 15. 05. 2017 22:43

It is not allowed to smoke in here!

The 30th of May will be the last day when people can smoke in a restaurants or bars. No more cigarette smoke when you are watching football on TV, no more cigar and whiskey pairings, no more ignition of lighters and its familiar sound. This is because of anti-smoking law. It will be unpleasant novelty for people who are addicted to smoking and for smoking pubs owners. One of them is Jiří Meluzín, a manager of Beers Monkey restaurant in Brno. “Our restaurant is for smokers for years and this law is against owners free will. We were doing the best for our visitors and we have no choice now,” says Jiří with resigned shrug of the shoulders. And this is problem of many restaurants, bars and pubs in Czech Republic.

Radek Krajči | 15. 05. 2017 22:43

Federer is unstoppable in 2017. But is he able to be number one again?

Federer is unstoppable in 2017. But is he able to be number one again?

After successful beginning of the 2017 season, Roger Federer is looking forward to being world number one again. The next huge steps are French Open and Wimbledon. If he wins one of them, he will become immortal.

Marek Bartošík | 15. 05. 2017 15:22

To transport three tractors from Czech Republic to Africa? For parson and his team it isn’t problem

He is a parson from Žďár nad Sázavou. No one would say that this person is one of the authors of the idea to take three tractors and transport them to Africa, where they should help people in agriculture.

Petr Uhlíř | 15. 05. 2017 10:59

Roma, neo-Nazis and eastern Slovakia

Roma, neo-Nazis and eastern Slovakia

Alana, a young student who comes from eastern part of Slovakia, is trying to solve her living and social problems in her own way. As many other voters, she gave her support to Kotleba´s party in the last parliamentary election in Slovakia. There´s definitely something weird in Slovakia. Maybe you have noticed, maybe not. And maybe you´re one of them.


Lenka Haniková | 14. 05. 2017 23:21

PRgang explains how to do PR today

PRgang explains how to do PR today

The first meeting of PRgang discussed the question “Can you do current PR?“ A lot of candidates crowded the venue last Tuesday. Many important people performed to the students and others interested in the topic.

Kotulová Martina | 19. 04. 2017 23:22

I play the flute when I am lonely, says student from Vietnam

I play the flute when I am lonely, says student from Vietnam

Tai Tri Nguyen has been living in Brno for nine months. He is a 25-year-old Masters degree student at Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts. His home university is university of Oulu, Finland. Although he studies English language teaching, he has joined classes of physical education and stress management, too. Wishing to become an English teacher, he has enrolled in a CELTA (Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications) course. "I have enough time to do a lot of things in here," he says, smiling. A typical a master degree student.

Selvi Misir | 19. 04. 2017 23:19

Russia banned from entering Ukraine but may perform in Eurovision via satellite

Russia banned from entering Ukraine but may perform in Eurovision via satellite

Russian performer Yulia Samoilova excluded from Eurovision after illegally performing in Crimea

Ruta Draskinyte | 19. 04. 2017 12:27

The guide how to shoot viral video presented by Jiří Fabík

Brno; the lecture “How to shoot viral video?” was organised within the course of Video-journalism.

Denisa Funtíková | 10. 04. 2017 19:38

The Faculty of Social Studies supports the Political Science Symposium

The topic followed-up previous successful years with an analysis of current military and security threats emerging in the Central European region.


Markéta Jakicová | 10. 04. 2017 19:35

Debate about security threats in Central Europe at Masaryk University

Political Science Symposium took place at the Faculty of Social Studies, this year’s main topic were Security threats in Central Europe.

Radek Krajči | 10. 04. 2017 19:32

Children’s Corner of FSS Organises Creative Easter Program for Kids

Spring crafts and exercise games for children are prepared for the visitors of FSS‘ Easter afternoon.

Kristýna Svobodová | 10. 04. 2017 19:31

Masaryk University students pranked on April 1st

Students have been pranked by Masaryk University official medium on April Fools' Day. The post implied on establishing school uniforms as a compulsory, but only on Mondays.


Kateřina Paraiová | 10. 04. 2017 19:31

PhD students at the Faculty of Social Studies must newly spend six-months abroad.

PhD students at the Faculty of Social Studies must newly spend six-months abroad.

Foreign student internship for doctoral students were in past years voluntary. Six-months abroad must now spend each PhD student.


Klára Procházková | 10. 04. 2017 19:30

Fictional Election Campaigns on the fourth floor have started

Fictional Election Campaigns on the fourth floor have started

The Campaigning - theory and use the interactive workshop annually variegates summer semester of Faculty of Social Studies. Two strong candidates have also risen this year.

Simona Zpěváková | 10. 04. 2017 19:29