Beset by advertisements and noxious information, our attention is increasingly fractured.
Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.
What happened to all of the content posted on social media platforms and blogs — like MySpace and LiveJournal — more than two decades ago?
Social media and publishing platform users have generated vast amounts of data. This data remains online long after people have stopped using the platforms, and can impact people’s lives.
The real reasons to be worried about men’s quality of life does not mean discussions about equality should become a zero sum game.
With sexism embedded into today’s social media landscape, it’s easy to ignore that conversations about equality can benefit both men and women.
Emotions can get in the way of knowing what’s true.
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What’s true and what’s not? An expert in media literacy explains how to evaluate information.
Property address has long been a problem in Ghana
Ghanaians aren’t using the new ‘smart’ street address system which was intended to improve service delivery.
Women in rural areas have limited access to the internet.
Only a small percentage of women in rural areas have access to the Internet, so participation in online activism is limited to urban centres.
When asked to recall the popular children’s book series ‘The Berenstain Bears,’ many people make the same error by spelling it ‘The Berenstein Bears.’
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People are puzzled when they learn they share the same false memories with others. That’s partly because they assume that what they remember and forget ought to be based only on personal experience.
Is your broadband internet service always up to speed when you need it?
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Ensuring that billions of dollars of federal funding for broadband service are well spent – and that consumers get what they pay for – comes down to knowing the actual speeds internet users experience.
Scuttlebutt is an entirely decentralised social network – and it shows we can learn to make the internet better.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on September 10 — with 34 Starlink satellites and a rideshare package for AST SpaceMobile. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)
Starlink has plans to connect phones, planes and even cruises to its space satellites. But there are hold-ups.
Parents and teenager have the best chance of cracking internet addiction when adults acknowledge they have a problem too.
When you dissociate, you become so absorbed in an activity that you lose track of time.
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Dissociation can be a healthy part of cognitive functioning, provided it doesn’t get in the way of your goals.
Parental controls and surveillance have their place but internal safeguards like empathy, resilience and values serve children throughout their lives, whether online or offline.
Cookie notifications become a ubiquitous aspect of online life.
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Cookie notifications remind people that they are being tracked, which affects how people behave online.
Russia has pioneered the concept of digital sovereignty and used it to severely restrict Russians’ access to the internet.
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For more than a decade, the Russian government has been putting teeth into its doctrine of ‘digital sovereignty’ by steadily increasing censorship of content and control over internet access.
Greg Jacob, who was counsel to former Vice President Mike Pence, and Michael Luttig, a retired federal judge, testified about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
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Today’s media landscape is a far cry from the days of Watergate. A media scholar looks at the challenge the Jan. 6 committee faces in getting the hearings to break through in the age of TikTok.
Support for young internet users needs to come from parents, teachers, governments and the social media industry.
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Understanding the impact of the digital environment on children’s mental health requires a balanced consideration of not only the potential risks, but also the benefits of the online world.
Explorer came at the dawn of the public internet. For millions of people, it will always be their first experience of the World Wide Web.
In Côte d'Ivoire, brouteurs are known for chasing a life of fame and fortune.
By casting spells and creating online persona to fool their victims, the Ivorian figure of the “brouteur” reveals the connections between the occult and virtual dimensions.
TikTok can be used as a tool to educate and has been a space for sharing information during major events.
In today’s episode we take a look at how TikTok can be used as a tool to educate and has been a space for sharing information during major events in the last two years.