Social

Cyberbullying: Will It Ever Go Away?

With the increase of our time online, the fact that cyberbullying cases have increased should not come as a surprise. But what makes it different than physical bullying? And what can we do to stop it? Cyberbullying vs Traditional Bully Most of us will probably know what cyberbullying is. But besides the main, obvious difference between cyberbullying and traditional bullying – one…

Social Media as a powerful modern establishment

Political, military, and economic news has always been a major part of the everyday life of any society. Even my family including grandparents on both sides and my parents always started and still start their mornings not with a cup of coffee but with fresh news, be it in the newspaper or a morning program on TV.  Technological progress, innovations and modern…

A Marriage from Hell

Written by: Akif Aliyev Its 9am on a March morning when I wake up and instinctively roll to my side, pick up my phone and begin my morning routine of mindless social media scrolling just like millions of others around the world. A practice so regular and subconscious at this point that one seldom questions why this must be the very first…

The A to Z of My Relationship w/the Internet

In hopes of wrapping up these series of blogs in style, I thought I would document the A to Z of things I have discovered through the Internet that significantly and qualitatively enriched my existence over the years! A for AMA AMA (or /r/IAmA; Ask me Anything) is a subreddit for interactive interviews, ranging from various celebrities to everyday people in several…

You’ll close your eyes to the pictures, the memories and eventually the facts

Since the existence of image-based journalism and the overall rise in various media formats, we have become oversaturated with images. This in itself does not have to be viewed as a negative development in society. Much good has come from the advent of new media. People learn of different cultures and explore ever-changing forms of entertainment. With globalization working hand in hand…

‘im here to learn so :))))))’ – The exploitation of an AI *Trigger warning for the content of some images*

Some people may have heard of the short-lived existence of Microsoft’s AI chatbot called ‘Tay,’ others may have completely missed the event. The latter would come as no surprise, given that Tay was released on March 23rd of 2016 and was taken down the very same day. This artificial intelligence chatter bot was published on Twitter and was designed as a 19-year…