When was the last time you visited your local library? With apps like Libby, digital archives, and physical spaces for recording and filming, libraries are growing into community spaces that focus on creation, rather than collection. Nearly half of all Canberrans have a library membership, and Celeste Gibbs takes a look at some of the reasons why membership might be growing.
Valued at over $80 billion and home to over 2.5 million Australian users, TikTok has exploded in popularity. The social media platform has created a noticeable shift in Canberra’s culture, especially among young people, including ideological debate, fashion, and language.
We chat’s to local TikTok creator Gabriel Fallen to find out how this impact has occurred, and what this means for Canberra’s community.