While studying towards her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University, Lauren gave into her fascination with everything digital. As she was more interested in creeping tech sites and Twitter than she was in picking up one of those printed things called 'newspapers', she decided to specialise in New Media in her final year. She now works as a reporter for Memeburn, where she enjoys writing about piracy and online censorship, questioning the methodology of infographics and playing snake on YouTube for research purposes. She's also a final year Masters in Media Theory and Practice student at the University of Cape Town, battling a dissertation focusing on Twitter and journalism. She thinks gadgets look better in pink and has a slight infatuation with HTC.