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Hey Siri

I often find myself shouting “Hey Siri!” without even noticing. I ask them to set an alarm for the time my eggs to be boiled, I ask them whether it would rain on that day, I ask them the definition of a word, and I sometimes even ask the date and time. Talking with Siri became even more of a thing for…

Oh, the drama

Drama exists in real life, so it was only a matter of time before it also rubbed off onto digital media. You’ve probably all heard about YouTube drama at some point during your time spent on the internet. Personally, I do not care at all about specific details about it, I am only interested in how the phenomenon originated and the repercussions…

Down The Rabbit Hole

For this week’s post I made a video about simulated realities, Schrödinger’s Cat and multiverse theories. I have always had a fascination with the enormousness of the universe and all the different branches that may or may not diverge from it. When we started talking about video game simulations in class, I could not help but think about how these relate to…

USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE 

DISCLAIMER This blog post is in Japanese, so when I used the title: ‘Use google translate’, I meant it, so please do! I will update this blog post wednesday morning with the english version of the blog post. I thought it would be fun to see how many people will be able to understand and discuss this blog post in class. This…

Social media’s instant gratification

The traditional social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are insanely popular nowadays, some more than others depending on the demographic and age group. However, regardless of background, most platforms share one aspect that establishes their tight and unforgiving grip on many of its users: likes and shares. Virtually every platform has its own version of showing one’s approval of…