Tag: Internet

Is the Internet Increasing or Decreasing Productivity?

Is the Internet Increasing or Decreasing Productivity?

As debate over productivity rages furiously, it is time to adopt better measures to capture the value technology adds to the economy. It is an open secret that technological advances of the computer age have changed our lives in many ways. However, we have yet to answer a simple question: How...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Following Our “Way of Life”

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Following Our “Way of Life”

A British chief marshal provides clues about where the global-minded, but mainly Western military-industrial complex intends to lead the world. National borders are a thing of the past. They used to be important because they defined population groups that were under the jurisdiction of a...

How the American Online Sex Trade Continues to Thrive

How the American Online Sex Trade Continues to Thrive

As players in the service economy, pimps have learned to embrace the online marketplace and seem to be staying one step ahead of the law. America has always had an underground sex trade, and for decades most pimps followed the same general script: They would recruit sex workers on the street, in...

Reflections on Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

Reflections on Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life

The internet fulfills its promise to bring together diverse groups and encourage debate. The World Wide Web is an opportunity for many different people and groups to find a public voice. But this diversity has had some unintended consequences. Faced with thousands of options for information and...

The Myth of the Islamic State And Social Media

The Myth of the Islamic State And Social Media

Is there anything sophisticated in the way that IS deploys social media or are they using simple propaganda means? With current media attention centered on the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, another key focus point over recent months has been the group’s...

Teens Are Waging a Privacy War on the Internet

Teens Are Waging a Privacy War on the Internet

On social media sites, teens protect their privacy, transmit hidden messages and even hijack advertisers’ algorithms. Back in the early days of social media, Danah Boyd was asked to participate on a panel alongside some representatives from various consumer brands. A fellow panelist who worked...

Will the Internet Remake Politics?

Will the Internet Remake Politics?

The Internet’s impact on politics in the 21st century seems to be unquestionable. Political campaigns, social movements and web revolutions indicate that the Internet not only bolstered popular reaction and mobilization, but also degraded state sovereignty. The emergence of the Internet at...

Tattoos, Cell Phones and Umbrellas: The Internet Gene

Tattoos, Cell Phones and Umbrellas: The Internet Gene

An approach to how technology evolves having internet as its main driver The (number of) technological breakthroughs that we have witnessed in the last thirty years is impressive, to say the least. The rate of the development is rising constantly; not only we advance more and more in shorter...

The Isms of Literature in the WWW.com Era

The Isms of Literature in the WWW.com Era

The technological age, where ink has been substituted by software, has brought literature to a crossroads. The era of digital omniscience – the precepts of its zeitgeist – has changed literature. The technological component, its praxis, has deeply transformed the way we create,...

Not Getting the Internet

Not Getting the Internet

Daniel Miller provides an anthropological insight which negates the premiss that there is something as "The" internet. You can either study the internet or you can study culture. What you can’t do is both. Why not?  Because, at least from the perspective of the anthropology...

A Coy Dance With the Virtual: From Flirting to Commitment

A Coy Dance With the Virtual: From Flirting to Commitment

Yahia Lababidi speaks about how he finally learnt to make peace with the Internet, and came to view social media as a source of sustenance as well as inspiration. I held out as long as I could before signing up for an email account. At the time, I viewed the idea of electronic mail as invasive,...

Wiring the World: Internet and Daily Culture

Wiring the World: Internet and Daily Culture

Life without internet has become inconceivable both in business matters and in daily global communication. Language has proven to adjust with the years, evolving with its speakers and allowing countries, towns and cultures to prosper and retain identities. Yet as much as language defines its...

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