Turkey Unblocks twitter

Turkey is back on the map once again. Officials there have now announced that the country has lifted the ban on Twitter on Thursday – see news reports – and yes, their Government  does confirm that they have lifted the ban a day after the country’s highest court ruled that the Twitter ban was illegal, ordering the government to unblock … Read more

Social media can be a weapon of destruction or even self-destruction

Social media can be quite destructive to those that attempt to utilize it as a weapon and can often have unintended consequences. Wired has a very interesting article that gives a great example of this. It opens by explaining a sequence of events that took place at a conference … Earlier this year, at a … Read more

How you too can use twitter to become instantly world famous

Kristen Neel, a teenager from Georgia, was rather disappointed when Obama won, so she tweeted as follows to express her disgust with the US as follows : A retweet count of  1,424, gosh why is that? Perhaps because there are a couple of very minor little problems here … Australia does not have a President, … Read more

Will Facebook destroy your brain?

According to this story here in the UK’s Daily Mail, Facebook and Twitter have created a generation obsessed with themselves, who have short attention spans and a childlike desire for constant feedback on their lives. It then carries on to explain that

Baroness Greenfield, professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, believes the growth of internet ‘friendships’ – as well as greater use of computer games – could effectively ‘rewire’ the brain.”

This of course is not only not a new claim, but also has zero evidence. What we have here is an argument from authority, and not a journalistic write-up from some study … let me repeat, just to be sure you get it …

there is no evidence that supports this.

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