The Social Dilemma, Social Engineering, and Ethics in Social Media

Whilst I’ve been unemployed during the pandemic, the excess free time has afforded me opportunities to think more deeply about certain issues that impact my life. Especially considering 2020 was an election year, and we saw how social media impacted the 2016 election. Social media has been my primary way of connecting with friends for … More The Social Dilemma, Social Engineering, and Ethics in Social Media

Facebook vs. MySpace: my views on Social Networking sites

Like my husband, I’m a bit sick of having to constantly join different social networking sites, continually repeating myself when creating the ever-new and ever-the-same profile. We met on OkCupid, which is a rather small “social networking” type web site compared to the likes of MySpace, Facebook and even Orkut (which is Google’s contribution to … More Facebook vs. MySpace: my views on Social Networking sites

Understanding and text-based communication (like the Internet)

As I’ve had access to the Internet from home since 1999, I’m no stranger to text-based communication such as online fora, e-mail, mailing lists and blog sites. And being as shy as I am, I have generally preferred it, as it can sometimes be the only way I am able to speak up and express … More Understanding and text-based communication (like the Internet)