Where research still lacks to provide an answer is what the chicken and what the egg is - does social media use cause depression or does depression result in more engagement online. A closer look into psychotherapy theory and what some of us encounter in therapy room can provide a bit more insight to this question.
Has the vast infinite network of the internet finally gone too far? With an ever growing social network list and communications apps, it can be consid...
Obviously, however networks choose to approach the echo chamber, be it through creating neutral spaces for debate or using AI to play matchmaker with political opposites, it would have to be done in such a way that filters out abusive language and provides a considerate environment for users to explore all of the different perspectives;
The rise of Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Syriza, Podemos, Occupy movements, etc. indicates the emergence of 21st century socialism. These parties an...
The digital world has become a key battleground during every political campaign; central to each Party's strategy in how to raise volunteers, win votes, frame issues, and get money. That same culture of innovation, the daring and restless experimentation that have happened in the technologies that power digital campaigning, and in the campaigns that use them, also need to be applied to the basic democratic system itself. Now is the time to seriously contemplate using technology to transform democracy.
Blaming porn for children being sexually active and anxious about sex, is a single minded and uneducated view. Snapchat, Tinder, Facebook and even Whatsapp, all give young people an endless platform for swapping messages and photos without their parents knowing.
Social media can be polarising; there are, of course, lots of positive updates but those are interspersed with regular updates about the ugliness within society too. And that can be tough on those of us who live with depression.
We don't need to look too hard to uncover some of the motivation between these frequent m-shopping trips. Social media feeds are awash with inspirational images and every product imaginable. This means that every day, shoppers are flicking through catalogues-worth of products, styled and validated by their friends as well as an army of digital influencers that comprise their online network.
Modern-day fraudsters use every trick in the book when it comes to infiltrating a network. They are well prepared, well researched, and highly innovative. One of the most common tactics used to glean valuable information is social engineering, using techniques such as phishing or collecting data from social media.
A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories
Creativity is by nature not 100% predictable, so whilst we can and should analyse and predict performance, data should be used more to steer us than definitively lead us in our thinking and actions.
It led to me asking myself a lot of questions, am I on my phone too much? Yes. Am I missing out as I am too busy on social media? Yes. Are there too many distractions today for us as parents? Hell yes. I started noticing it more and more. Mums and Dads stuck to their phones on days out, am I guilty of this?
We should be more selective in the content we consume. Instead of the algorithm doing the filtering first, we should manually look to filter the news, media, and information ourselves in order for algorithms to gently nudge new information by suggesting opposing views to broaden our perspective.
To some, "working from home" sounds idyllic or perhaps just plain cushy. No more commuting to work, no more dressing in clothes you wouldn't normally be seen dead in, no more chained to your desk till lunch time, no more irritating colleagues and most importantly, no more distractions.
Like more traditional celebrity endorsed advertising, influencer marketing isn't a particularly new phenomenon. The celebrity social media account, a device to connect with fans on a more human level, has been exploited for monetary gain from the off.
15th September 2016. New York Jets v Buffalo Bills. As part of a 10 game deal worth a reported $10m, it was the first time that Thursday night NFL has been streamed live online via social media.