Author Archives: Loknath Das

Is technology killing us?

Looking back 50 years ago, the average lifestyle of the typical American was completely different. To second this, in only a change of two generations, the life of our parents would be more homogenous to our grandparents than to us — the millennials and the Gen Z. The way we interact and see our culture is questionable, leaving us with ... Read More »

Trump Turns To Higher Education; And A Selective New York City High School Struggles With Diversity

On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that could affect a few areas of higher education: from data collection to free speech. The order called for, among other things, an expansion to the federal College Scorecard, which reports average earnings and debt for graduates at institutions around the country. But the part that received the most attention was a directive to ... Read More »

MSPs raise concerns over social media abuse

Senior MSPs have raised concerns that the increasingly “polarised” political debate on social media is spilling over into abusive behaviour in “real life”. Three quarters of members have had security reviews at their local offices with community police officers. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said he had recently faced “aggressive” people swearing at him in the street. And others have called ... Read More »

How e-learning is transforming our education system with a tech-driven approach

Technology has today become an integral part of our daily life. It assists us in everything – from shopping, banking, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven portfolio management to learning a new language via an easy-to-use smartphone application. The merits that technology has been transferring to us are simply innumerable. But how effective can it really be in the field of education? ... Read More »

13 Tools That Can Help Your Agency Manage Social Media

These days a social media strategy is a vital concern for most businesses, particularly agencies. Despite popular belief, implementing a successful social media strategy can be a lot harder than it seems, as it involves a lot of steps that have to be repeated on a daily basis. Many agencies choose to utilize specific tools to get the job done. ... Read More »

Social media addiction is not natural or normal – but is it really a disease?

 ‘Could anyone stand to live without a smartphone, in 2019, and to go without social media?’ Photograph: Richard Baker/Corbis via Getty Images Is social media addictive? The issue is complex, and probably generational. It’s obvious that what social media does to us, especially those of us who are heavy users, is not natural, or normal. It’s not normal to submit ... Read More »

The Problem For Small-Town Banks: Technology Has Redefined Community

Wilsonville, Oregon, USA – Mar 9, 2019: The exterior of the Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU) Wilsonville branch.GETTY OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FINTECH SNARK TANK In The Problem for Small-Town Banks: People Want High-Tech Services, the Wall Street Journal told the tale of one small upstate New York bank: After the National Bank of Delaware County (NBDC) bought Bank of America’s only branch ... Read More »

Opinion | Be very afraid of the dangers of ‘deepfake’ technology

The Lok Sabha elections are upon us and we will soon be inundated on our social media apps by Photoshopped images of politicians showing them doing something silly or despicable. None of us will be spared. We have enough gullible friends and uncles who will forward them to us. Some of these images will go viral. Of course, the brighter ... Read More »

Global Ozone Tech Market Gaining Ground

According to a report published by Persistence Market Research titled “Global Market Study on Ozone Technology: Air and gas to Witness Highest Growth by 2020,” the global ozone technology market was valued at $715.4 million in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated $1,242.0 million in 2020. Ozone ... Read More »

Message of tolerance gets trolled on social media

Social media experts and advertising agencies feel criticism of marketing campaigns that involve society or religious issues could hinder creativity. Two ads by Hindustan UnileverNSE 1.17 %, one of the country’s biggest advertisers, have drawn intense criticism over the past week on social media with calls for a boycott of all its brands. While a Brooke Bond Red Label advertisement faced a ... Read More »