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Trolls Continue To Be A Problem On Social Media

Like mythical beasts that seem to be unstoppable, trolls continue to plague social media. This isn’t new of course. Long before Facebook existed, trolls were the scourge of Usenet newsgroups, web-based forums and message boards. Even in 2020 trolls continue to be a problem. We’ve all been there. Someone posts something, and someone comments that instead of being constructive or ... Read More »

Social Media App Carry A Book Looks To Unite The Literary Minded

People who complained that they never had enough time to read in their lives were handed a prime, if unfortunate opportunity to remedy that with the Coronavirus lockdown. Now, a new social media app looks to unite those eager readers, whether they’re still in quarantine or turning pages where the lockdown is ending. Book lovers who found prime reading time ... Read More »

How To Land A Remote Social Media Manager Role For Travel Brands

Want to work from home or anywhere else in the world, yet at the same time feel that working online is only for those with a massive Instagram following? Keep reading and find out how you can work online and travel the world as a social media manager like Nadine Rohner. A few years ago, Rohner followed her inner voice, ... Read More »

How technology is creating a safer and more environmentally future for mining

Mining has traditionally been a dangerous activity with a heavy environmental cost. But European projects are helping to make it safer and cleaner, by taking existing technologies and applying them to the context of mining. Increasing mine safety The SIMS Project is working on the introduction of drones to mining. “It’s about using drones in the mine and not to ... Read More »

Trump’s social media bias reporting project is a data collection tool in disguise

I. Three years ago this month, Mark Zuckerberg gathered together a group of influential conservatives to defend Facebook against allegations of political bias. The company had found itself under pressure after Gizmodo reported that the editors who then worked for Facebook “routinely suppressed conservative news” from its since-abandoned Trending Topics module. It hoped that a roundtable discussion with Glenn Beck, Fox News host ... Read More »

Expecting a baby? Here are some technology options to consider

Q: We’re expecting our first child this year and wondered what technology I should consider during my pregnancy? A: The world of prenatal health technology is exploding with options that have the potential to better inform expectant parents throughout the pregnancy. Smartphone apps connected to Bluetooth devices can be found for introducing your child to soothing music, measuring contractions and even attempting ... Read More »

Education gave this Yavatmal woman’s life a new direction

Shubhangi Jirapure with her son Om. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo) Shubhangi was 23, with a 13-month old son, when her husband Sanjay Jirapure, 27, committed suicide in 2006. Sanjay was a farmer from Kheda village of Karanja tehsil in Washim district. He had 9.5 acres of land, but did not get any yield that year. He had a farm loan of ... 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 »

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 »

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 »