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Smartphones? try a little less

More and more scientists say that social media and smartphones are highly addictive. They say that notifications etc. are causing receptors to release dopamine in the human brain. The thing with these harming phenomena in our societies is that they do not seem harmful from the start but they become harmful when large companies benefit from people becoming addictive to them. That’s…

Facebook conspiracy

Conspiracies are something that always interest me. The way people sometimes blatantly belief in something that others don’t just fascinates me. If I’m completely honest, sometimes I even laugh at people who belief in conspiracy theories. However, lately I keep thinking about this conspiracy like phenomenon that I encounter on news pages on Facebook. A lot of times I see these banners…

Memes and why I think they work

Memes are a typical feature of the internet. They show that humor becomes very ironical when it’s formed by billions of people at the same time. The most important thing when it comes to memes in my opinion, is that they are most of the time very relatable. The fact that most memes today are about something people recognize makes them very…

My favorite game: GTA San Andreas

Last week’s class was about videogames. When asked what the last game I played was, I replied with Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. This is also the answer to the question: what is your favorite game of all time? I have been playing this game ever since it came out in 2004. Back then, it was an unbelievable realistic game and the…

Social media blunders

Nowadays, people know the ins and outs of social media. Especially children that grew up with iPads, tablets and smartphones have built up some sort of digital intuition. Teens, children and most people up to 30 know the etiquettes of social media. However, older generations or people that just don’t have that much affinity with digital stuff sometimes make blunders I noticed.…

Babies on Facebook and cats on Instagram?

It’s a funny phenomenon that you see more and more often. Human beings that have been alive for only 2 months that aren’t even able to read or write yet with full blown social media accounts with pictures and posts included. The same goes for cats or other pets that have their own social media profiles with pictures profile and descriptions etc.…

Endless content of YouTube

As far as my memory goes, I have had an obsession with music. Already at 5 years old I was listening to music that was actually meant for people that were at least 3 times my age. I can remember that every time my mom would take me with her in her car there was a cassette tape playing with some Dancehall…