Tag: addiction

Is the Evolution of the Digital World Making Us More Dependent?

– Bhumika Gupta A few days ago, my grandmother came to visit me and I showed her the latest gadget in my collection, an Amazon Alexa Echo Dot. This nifty little device can do anything for you, from playing music, to fetching the news headlines, to even telling you jokes. My grandmother, a sixty-something-year-old lady, was amazed by this technology. She could…

Just a Sec

Time flies by, doesn’t it? One moment it is only nine ‘o clock in the morning, so you decide to watch all the new episodes that came out on Netflix and next thing you know it is a quarter past one, and you have wasted half of your day. Oh, and you’ve got to write a blog before you leave for work.…

Go outside

Gathering accounts When I was younger, there was a strict ‘no Social Media’-rule in my household. “Get away from that stupid computer, go outside!”, my mother would say. After years of begging, complaining and guilt-tripping, I was finally allowed to have a Hyves-profile. This is a Dutch platform that basically works like Facebook or Twitter, just without feeds. You can chat, visit…