Social

You’ve Got Hate Mail

We got our first hate mail message at Peer Social this week. Frankly, I’m surprised it has taken this long. I would have thought we would get some hate mail…

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Technology

Different is the new Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 250,000 people (worldwide) and taken us to the brink of economic ruin but that does not mean that we should give up on civil…

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Social

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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Identity

Self-Sovereign Identity: Tech’s next big Disruption?

When it comes to the concept of being human, there is nothing more valuable than one’s identity. It is what defines you and separates you from others around you. According to psychologists who study human meaning, identity is the sum of a person’s qualities, beliefs, and personality. For sociologists studying identity, an individual’s culture, religion, and history develop their identity as well.

With so many elements involved, it is no wonder that identity is such an incredible part of existence. For millennia, your identity was one part of you that was difficult for another to damage or take away. Remove all other parts of someone’s life – their friends, family, material possessions – you still cannot rule over, steal, or destroy their identity.

Or can you?

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Social

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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Social

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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Social

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

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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Identity

Are contact tracing apps a time bomb for civil liberties violations?

You didn’t install it. Apple and Google did it for you. According to the BBC, COVID-19 contact tracing is now baked into iOS and Android operating systems. This new functionality alerts…

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Social

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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