Category Archives: Internet and Social Network

“Safe Spaces” and Freedom of Expression

Is the right to freedom of speech severely threatened in the United States, homeland by definition to such freedom of expression? The results of a 2015 study conducted by the Pew Research Center seem to affirm so. The new generations, however, do not seem to have a good eye for critical speech and harsh debate,…
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Minors & Internet: Education Needed

Mothers and fathers worrry more and more for the many hours their children spend on the Internet . A parent of two claimed to have experienced anxiety over the possibility of her children encountering inappropriate or sexually explicit content while surfing the Web. The data is seen in a recent study conducted by the Kasperky…
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Introducing I Need, the app helping the needy

With the seemingly endless array of apps avaliable nowdays, it is difficult to know how to find quality options which are both useful and able to meet our daily needs. Afterall, who hasn't downloaded an app – perhaps enticed by slick presentation, only to be left disappointed? Their similarity also doesn't help either. With many…
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The 7 deadly sins of social networks

Let me tell you a little anecdote, one perhaps not known to many. A few years ago, the founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, explained his theory on the success of social networks: “Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed.”…
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What do American Parents Think About the Media?

It is no secret that young people spend the greater part of their time with the communication media, whether it be with a mobile phone, a video game or television. But what do their parents think about this? What is their opinion, what are the orientations? Common Sense , a center specialized in studies about…
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YouTubers: Who are they, and why do kids like them so much?

More and more, new digital technologies such as smartphones, tablets, or PCs are taking the place of traditional forms of media in our daily lives. Young people increasingly prefer to surf the net and choose for themselves, according to their preferences, what content to view. In particular, YouTube is the most followed platform. It offers…
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Small Children and Tablet Mania

The tablet is the most preferred and widely used digital device amongst children under 5 years old. This is according to a 2015 study from the Autonomous Universities of Madrid and Barcelona, ​as part of a qualitative research project which involved about 70 Families across sixteen European countries. The partial results of 11 selected families…
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