The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard famously observed that if everyone is a Lutheran then no one is a Lutheran. What he meant is that if you’re born into a culture in which everybody has a similar worldview, you don’t have an opportunity to develop genuine belief because your convictions
In the modern world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many other apps that I also don’t use there seems to be an increasing number of people insulting each other, often anonymously. An insult, even just one word can cause so much damage. Most insults are intentional although perhaps perversely
Since the rise of the internet, there have been concerns that the dominance of a relatively small number of internet service providers could potentially threaten its open nature. I sought to prevent that outcome during my time in Congress by writing principles of net neutrality into law.
Social networks such as YouTube and Facebook have the power to make content go “viral,” spreading it at an unprecedented and uncontrollable pace. That seems innocent enough when you’re looking at a cat video, but if it’s murder, for example, the lack of a way of stopping the virus becomes glaring.
Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under fire all over the world for not doing enough to police their platforms for misinformation. The Singaporean government thinks it has a solution: a law that imposes jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential fines for posting or failing to correct what it calls “online falsehoods” that harm the public interest.
Not to express sympathy for Mark Zuckerberg, but Facebook has reached the point where it just cannot win. Ever. Period. On Thursday, the company announced that it was permanently banning a handful of people who had used Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram to push reprehensible notions into the world.
It is unfortunate to learn that a large number of students in the UAE have been spending five hours daily on social media using their smart phones (refer to Gulf Today news, ‘Nearly 70% of UAE students use social media for 5 hours daily’, published on Aug.1, 2019.). If true, the study conducted by a team of students
Earlier this week, a tweet was posted by a former staff member of The Pool, showing that the site, after months of financial trouble, had been taken offline. With little warning, years of work was scrubbed from the internet.
Stress levels and mental health problems are at an all time high as people struggle to accomplish goals and keep up with the demands of our fast-paced world. We need to be aware of this and do whatever we can to bring balance to our lives. This week we look at the best well-being trends of the year so far.