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Social Media makes us lonely, but it doesn’t have to

Far from connecting us with other human beings, social media use does the opposite. According to a recent Cigna study: This year, 71% of heavy social media users report feelings of…

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Don’t Be the Next Cambridge Analytica – Dangers of Social Media APIs

The data leak from Cambridge Analytica was one of the most prominent data breaches ever.

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Twitter Catches Up on the Stories Craze with “Fleets”—and Users Are Not Happy

Twitter recently announced its new feature called “Fleets” which is quite similar to other platforms’ disappearing story features. After Snapchat first introduced “Stories” in October 2013, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube,…

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Are You Facebook’s Latest Victim?

Already a source for conspiracy theories and fake news, Facebook is perceived as having one of the worst brand reputations in America.

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Social Media and User Data: Hot Potato or Silver Bullet?

Why the future of Social Media and Digital Identity is decentralised As a start-up entrepreneur, I have a lot of ideas. Like most people, I use technology as a means…

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Planet Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that he wants Facebook to become an online ‘metaverse’. He literally wants you to live, work and play on Facebook. I guess owning everyone’s social life isn’t enough for Zuck, and I suppose a net worth of $128 Billion isn’t enough either.

Are you as tired as I am hearing these multi-hundred billionaires telling the world just how great they are going to make our lives?

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Reclaim Your Power: Decentralize the Social Networks

Douglas Rushkoff is an author, documentarian, and media theorist. He has written over twenty books on human autonomy in the digital age. In the article, “Why I am Leaving Facebook,”…

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