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The 3D future of food

 3D printing is fast crunching its way into the food industry making waves as it goes. And these are not small Lake Malawi waves - these are full-fledged, hardcore developments which will change the way we obtain and consume food.

Darsha Indrajith's picture

Online Activism is not black and white

How did you hear about the Ferguson protests? Like most people, I heard about the protests and disproportionate police response from Twitter.
 
With police blocking journalists from reporting on the Ferguson protests, most news about it has come from activists on the scene. The protests’ prominence emerged because activists used online tools to make themselves heard and become a news story at a time when media organisations were not interested in covering them.
 
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Facebook is NOT a “cool mom”

Facebook is facing what seems like a mid-life crisis. Instead of sticking to the share and like button, Facebook continually tries to imitate popular young, new mobile apps like Instagram, Snapchat and now WhatsApp. Unfortunately the “cool mom” persona leaves most kids with bright red faces, and hiding in embarrassment.  Facebook Camera and Facebook poke, both attempts to imitate Instagram and Snapchat, have fast become extinct on app stores. Now, Facebook is telling us to either “get cool or get out” by forcing us to download the new Facebook Messenger.

Kayla Lidstone's picture

Yo - the next Twitter?

An app so stupid that it’s brilliant, Yo was the most basic form of instant messenger there possibly could be. All it does is allow users to send a simple “Yo” to other users. Then you can reply with a Yo if you want to. No text, no pictures, just an audible “Yo”. Rather absurd right?

Darsha Indrajith's picture

ICTs want the D

ICTs can be used as activism tools to raise awareness, show solidarity, raise funds and can themselves become the object of activism. However, ICTs can also be used to aid development.
 
ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) is not just about developing ICTs and bridging the digital divide, but uses ICTs to further development in the education, healthcare, agriculture, environmental and economic spheres.
 
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