America online : How US culture influences the digital landscape
American influence in the world is certainly considerable, but the United States does not control, directly or indirectly, the politics and economics of other societies.
The Fairy Tale of Social Media Coming to an End
Temporarily closed for a reality check.
Raising awareness on the risks and ingenuity in social media is of key importance
Raise awareness on the risks of social media and you shall enjoy the fruits of your labor
The Era of Googlopoly
“We trade our privacy for services“
Examining Different Aspects of the Same Phenomenon- Delving Into the Complexity of Social Media
Only when we inspect social media from different angles can we be sure we are using it in the right way.
The Usage of Social Media and the Individual’s Role in It
Where does social media as a technological phenomenon fall on the good-bad spectrum, and who gets to decide that?
Beast with scarce Beauty
Entering the picture-perfect world of social media costs us more than we bargained for. We are losing more than just our time. Our privacy, personal relationships and the very sense of self are endangered. We could try and make excuses for it by saying how much good social media has brought us but the price for this utter lack of quality is too high.
Make the Internet Again
. . . as Langston Hughes (1936) wrote in his poem Let America be America Again
“Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem the land . . .
And make America again”, we should also be the ones to make the internet again. . . and the world, as well.
The Red Herring
“Information is only useful when it can be understood.” Muriel Cooper
Stay connected but protected
Social media is a place where people can improve their lives but one must not forget that one’s virtual reality greatly affects one’s real life.