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Amanda Murimba's picture

Growing social media, growing disconnect?

I must say I was slightly apprehensive about typing up this post. On one hand I love social media - the interconnectedness, ease of sharing, and down-time; but on the other I hate that this medium can at times be more isolating than uniting.

Darsha Indrajith's picture

Empty Promises

 Facebook likes don’t save lives. Yet, most ‘likes’ and retweets come from slacktivists. Can organisations and activists use digital media for activism?

amitie's picture

Technology is watching you

Day 106 - Computer Is Watching

When we hear tales of Internet “sextortion”, we tend to believe that we are just too careful and cunning with our online activities to ever be a victim of our own technological devices…

The truth is that we revel in communicating with others, and love using technological devices – a combination which telecommunication and ICT development has made so easy, yet so dangerous.

amitie's picture

The Telecommunication Revolution

The history of telecommunication may have begun with smoke signals and drums beats, but today we seem to have become a high-tech civilization that forgets many of its most remarkable innovations throughout history.

Let us take a few minutes to reflect upon three revolutionary inventions which show how very important the history of telecommunication is as a part of our larger culture of communication.

amitie's picture

Digitally Embarrassed

Web seminars, videoconferencing, instant messaging and file sharing can make business as well as personal communication easier while cutting travel. But, there can be some unintended and often extremely embarrassing consequences.

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