Tag: DH2019

Privacy? What privacy?

Edward Snowden was working as an employee of the CIA in 2013 when he rose to fame for releasing some highly classified information to the public, earning the name of “whistle-blower” and quickly having his American passport revoked. Since then, he has been living in Russia, is now married and published a memoir just a month ago. Because of his book, his…

Baby-Hitler and mums on Facebook

Most of us began using social media when we were in our pre-teens. As for Facebook, I remember ruthlessly lying about my age when I first signed up at 11 years old. But at the very least, at the time, I had some sort of awareness of what I wanted/didn’t want appearing on my profile. I chose what to post, I could…

A millennial’s task

One of the most tedious remarks made by the older folks when it comes to millennials is that “we have everything at our fingertips, so we shouldn’t have anything to complain about”. Another one I often hear (sometimes even from millennials themselves, usually conservatives interestingly) is that “we are going through one of history’s most peaceful eras”. Are we though? Does the…

Online activism: duty or privilege?

Unless you live a life free of social media -in which case I am both astounded and jealous- you have probably been bombarded with information about climate strikes, environmentalism and about a young woman who gave an awe-inspiring speech in front of world leaders just last week. Indeed, the Ms. Thunberg’s words have forced young and old all over the globe to…

The Scale of the Greta-Effect

Today, on September 23rd, the United Nations Climate Action Summit is currently taking place in New York City following a weekend of global protests like never seen before. The rate at which the name ‘Greta Thunberg’ or ‘Climate Strike’ has been searched through Google over the past 12 months has only been accelerating, according to data from the tool known as Google…