The internet of things (IoT) is an interesting concept that, only a few decades ago, would have scared people. It refers to the connection of devices (other than typical fare such as computers and smartphones) to the Internet. Cars, kitchen appliances, and even heart monitors can all be connected through the IoT.- The phrase 'Internet … Continue reading IoT, no, not Got. Sorry, wrong network.
We all love the internet, don’t we? Yeah, it’s great we are all addicted to it- Facebook, Youtube, Netflix, we live for the internet, where would we be without it? However, it is not all sunshine and rainbows though- there is a darkness to the web- cybercrime being the black swan of the family. Source: … Continue reading Hello Darkness, My Old Friend…
Does this type of message above ^^^^^^ ring any bells for anyone? Yeah, probably because when you were 12 or 13, a newbie on Facebook and you found our your friends or siblings password it was the funniest thing ever. This was your first encounter with the concept of hacking, am I right? Makes it … Continue reading Love From Anon.
The definition of revolution is: a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system (from the Latin revolutio, “a turnaround”) ...Now can I make an assumption that most of you pictured, the French or American revolution, an old historical battle with only selected countries and physical armies? (And don't … Continue reading Ready, Aim, Tweet!!
Gatekeeping is the process through which information is monitored and controlled, it is filtered continuously and censored by an overseeing regulatory body. This is how the world received its information for a long time- through neatly packaged articles and news reels, all filtered for our entertainment and education… (and manipulation, some might argue). Professional journalism … Continue reading None Shall Pass…Except For Maybe You… (And the Rest of Social Media)
IN THE RED CORNER: We have Apple iOS AND IN THE BLUE CORNER: Samsung’s Andriod PIIIIIICK YOUR SIDE! LET THE BATTLE BEEEEEGIN You are one or the other and if you change, you’re a traitor. Who is better? Who wins? Smart people use Samsung/Android Dumb people use Apple/ iOS (I take this personally as I … Continue reading Never-Ending Story: The Tale of Two Operating Systems
The Walled Garden… so much imagery comes from this saying, but not so much meaning or understanding of the phrase. Let’s change that, so basically means “ an environment that controls the user's access to Web content and services… directs the user's navigation within particular areas, to allow access to a selection of material, or … Continue reading Another (Curated) Brick in the Wall(ed Garden)
I have an announcement to make, one that I am not proud of: I am an active participant in the ‘attention economy’- and it is ruining my life (okay, maybe a tad dramatic but seriously this blog has taken nearly two days to write because I keep looking at my phone) Hmmm…. ‘Attention Economy’, you … Continue reading Have You Been Paying Attention? (HYBPA)
Deactivate Facebook. Delete Instagram. Cancel Emails. Remove Snapchat. Did you just get incredibly nervous? The first thing in the morning you do is check all of these and more social accounts- work related or other, correct? That is today's workforce- you can be classified as a 'knowledge worker' Modern life has forced us to become accessible … Continue reading Work Hard, Play Never…? Becoming a 24/7 Employee
The global village is: one world interconnected by an electronic nervous system, making it part of our popular culture before it actually happened. The scary reality of this concept is how right McLuhan was all those years ago (his idea was first said in the 1960's) How predictable our world has become and how we have … Continue reading Global Village, Population: 7 Billion