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Technological self-destruction

Humans have a knack for innovation. Everything from the telegraph to the smart phone revolutionized the way people went about their daily lives. When Edward Whitehouse first arranged for a transatlantic telegraph cable, it took several attempts, with two ships, … Continue reading

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Does Slacktivism Work?

            With social media’s rapid expansion, the internet has seen a wide variety of activism campaigns, which frequently find its way into the public’s email and Facebook feed. However, one of the results of all these … Continue reading

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Week 4

I found Chapter 1 of Pariser’s “The Filter Bubble” to be extremely informative and interesting. In his explanation of three of the most visited and widely known websites, Amazon, Google and Facebook, he demonstrated how to successfully win (as the … Continue reading

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