Category Archives: Internet and Social Network

TIKTOK AND THE PANDEMIC

In February, nearly 113 million App Store and Google Play users worldwide downloaded TikTok, which is a 96% increase over the same period last year. According to the latest estimates, the platform has recorded a real boom, with a trend in progressive growth since the beginning of the global emergency caused by the Covid-19, reaching…
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The Coronavirus and Our Grandparents

Nobody would have wanted to be in the middle of a pandemic of this sort, but now we are in the middle of it. So, we might as well make the best possible use of the situation in which we find ourselves – even from the perspective of a grandfather or grandmother. In these circumstances,…
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Blame It on Social Networks? Maybe not…

Modern communication tools are often considered responsible for many shortcomings in the field of human relations in present society. Of course, these means have limits and, if there is no balance in those who use them, they can actually become dangerous, even leading to depressive crises. It is good, however, from time to time, to…
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Fake Feedback: It’s Not All That Positive

Let's face it! Since even supermarkets have started delivering to homes, it's tempting to order all the essentials through an app rather than going to the store personally. We login to our profiles, open the list of the products for purchase, pay using a debit card, Paypal, or something of the sort, and we wait.…
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FROM SOCIAL NETWORKS TO REAL NETWORKS. SOLIDARITY ON THE WEB

Social networks are nowadays the “tools” that have the most significant impact on our way of living in relationhip. And even if they convey a communication that has been defined by some as "disembodied" - which should be the proper world for “virtual”- eliminating the interaction of the body, they are increasingly becoming an instrument…
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Wattpad: from a free e-book app to a real social network

"I did it instinctively and succeeded." "It all started just for fun." These are the two sentences of the writers Anna Todd and Cristina Chiperi, which, through two successful love stories, have managed to win over thousands of readers. The two have accomplished their greatest dream: to publish a book. There are different emotions that…
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Before you post, think. Three golden rules

Social networks tend to make us irreflexive and impulsive: the fact that we communicate with someone through a screen and not "face to face" can lead to the loss of that modesty that normally keeps us from saying openly everything we think when the interlocutor is in front of us in flesh and blood. When…
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The new portal Familyandmedia Education is underway

In an increasingly abstract educational and formative context, geared more to "what" rather than "how," it becomes fundamental to make teachers and educators reflect on universal themes and values related to family and life. In this way of analysis and reflection, literature, cinema, and tv series can be valid and of great help, in particular…
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Social Media Types: which one are you?

The coming of social media has twisted our relationships and social relations – perhaps for the better, perhaps for the worse. We spend hours on our smartphones writing posts and updating our status, tweeting or posting photos and selfies. Everyone, some more than others, shares his life from behind a screen, trying to present it…
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