“Viral” may be the most apt term derived from the modern technological era. Not only does it describe a negative phenomenon that spreads quickly (primarily via social media, the carrier), it infects the minds of all the users (the hosts).
A recent story broke out that encapsulates everything that is wrong with today’s modern society.
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On Thursday, Twitter reported a third-quarter loss of $21 million, or 3 cents per share. Excluding one-time items, the company earned 10 cents per share in the latest quarter.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share.
The company posted re
Following my latest four-part series on social media’s psychologically damaging effects, Wired’s Jesse Hempel coincidentally releases an article about the problems with social media. It is a rare moment of self-reflection. It almost recognizes the root problem but just doesn’t quite get there.
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Narcissism is in, humility is out. Social media and the coddled generation have cultivated a culture of blaming others for their own failings and perceived injustices.
Politics is downstream from culture. Politics has taken o… Read more
The widespread negative social ramifications of smart phones and social media gives way to the question: to regulate or not to regulate? Should we trust people with weaponized legislation to be moral arbiters?
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A common joke on the Internet goes something like this:
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1980: “I bet there will be flying cars in the future!”
2017: Twitter increases 140 character limit on messages to 280 [or other mundane social media “in
I have long ranted about the negative social ramifications of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other forms of social media.
This opinion is slowly making its way into the mainstream. The Guardian released an article this month “Our minds can be hijacked”: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia.
Aside from the political bias that is d… Read more
1. You don’t really care about anyone but you and your self image, but you like giving the impression to your social network that you’re such a caring person:
2. Your first inclination at a nice dinner or momentous occasion is to take a picture rather than soak in the experience.
3. You struggle to read up to this point. Your attenti… Read more
Yahoo! recently revealed that all of its 3 billion accounts were compromised, up from its initial estimate of 1 billion.
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“Whether it’s 1 billion or 3 billion is largely immaterial. Assume it affects you,” Curry said. “Privacy is really the victim here.”
Yahoo first disclosed the breach in December . The stolen informat
Lately there has a been a surge in services providing two-factor authentication (2FA). Google, Apple, many financial institutions and e-mail vendors have started to offer two-factor authentication to its users.
Multi-factor authentication assumes that a password is not enough to log in to an account. A device that needs to be physically held by the … Read more