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Posts Tagged ‘internet’

a short and funny video about mobile phones :)

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

No words but, “images are worth a thousand words” (= les images valent 1000 mots) !

 

Is Internet the end of privacy ?

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

more to read about this issue here

Google

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

an article about how Europeans use Google more than Americans

Is social media a real progress ?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Two interesting videos about the negative sides of social media :

here on selfies

and here a film about the isolation caused by the use of new technology

Social media blues

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

a funny video !

Why Parents Hate Social Networking Sites

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Social Networking sites have become popular among people of all ages and groups. Besides making people socially active, these sites have also become a major reason of concern for the parents due to various reasons. As per the research done by Crimes against Children Research Centre, it has been found that 22 % of the people targeted by the online predators are the children in the age group of 10 to 13 years.

58% of the kids spend their time on social networking sites to see what others are writing whereas 54% “Like” the things. When it comes to Facebook, 86 % of the teen users comment on the wall of their friend, 83% comment on friend’s picture and 66% send private messages.

There are around 88% of the parents who are concerned that their teens are using social networking sites and communicating with the people whom they do not know. 61% of the parents are concerned about sharing of personal information by their teens.

67% of the teens say that they know how to hide their online activities from their parents. 43% feel that if they come to know that their parents are keeping a watch on them, then they would change their online behavior.

The researchers at the iSafe.org found that in the year 2004, 57% of the students were victims of cyber bullying. Some of the states where Cyber Bullying Laws exist are Arkansas, Missouri, New York, Kansas, Vermont, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Iowa, Oregon and Massachusetts.

more here

spaces and exchanges : information

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Exchange of information and communication

– One of the major developments in the most recent years is the internet and the different social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Skype…they are changing the way we live and communicate today. These networks make it easier for us to stay in touch with friends and family abroad, they open up borders and enable us to communicate with people abroad. However there are also disadvantages to this fast development of internet: there is a lot of false information available, people can become addicted and spend less time with friends and family, there are others dangers such as bullying , pornography, identity theft…..

– School and education  – there is more and more social diversity and more knowledge than in the past. Thanks to internet information travels faster than before (but this can sometimes be negative especially when the information is false). We can compare the different educational systems across the world.

Facebook ‘dead and buried’ as teens switch to Snapchat and Whatsapp

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Teens are embarrassed to even be associated with the social network as more and more parents attempt to ‘friend’ their children

eenagers are turning their back on Facebook ‘in their droves’ and switching to simpler social networks and messaging apps, new research has found.

Not only are 16-18 year olds moving on to rivals such as Snapchat, Whatsapp and even Twitter, teens are embarrassed to be so much as associated with Facebook, as their parents adopt the network, researchers said.

“Where once parents worried about their children joining Facebook, the children now say it is their family that insists they stay there to post about their lives,” said Daniel Miller, a Professor of Anthropology at University College London, who works on the Global Social Media Impact Study.

“Parents have worked out how to use the site and see it as a way for the family to remain connected. In response, the young are moving on to cooler things.

“What we’ve learned from working with 16-18 year olds in the UK is that Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried.”

Prof Miller, writing on academic news website the Conversation, added that the research found that “slick isn’t always best” as even the teenagers that took part in the study admitted that Facebook is technically better than its rivals.

“It is more integrated, better for photo albums, organising parties and more effective for observing people’s relationships,” he said, yet other factors are much more important  to teens – namely the fact they are likely to get a friend request from their mum on Facebook.

“You just can’t be young and free if you know your parents can access your every indiscretion,” he said.

“It is nothing new that young people care about style and status in relation to their peers, and Facebook is simply not cool anymore.”

Instead, rather than using the network to communicate with each other, teens use Facebook as a link to older family and older siblings who have gone to university.

“To prevent overgrazing as others beasts have occupied its terrain, Facebook has to feed off somewhere else. It has thereby evolved into a very different animal,” Prof Miller concluded.

+ watch the video here to improve your oral comprehension / listening skills

Surprise: Teenagers Say Facebook Isn’t Their Most Used Site !

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

–> the idea of progress

–> spaces and exchanges

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/04/14/fomo-addiction-the-fear-of-missing-out/

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-used-web-products-tumblr-facebook-2013-1

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57578858-71/teens-facebooks-becoming-more-meh/?subj=cnet&tag=title

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57572154-93/why-teens-are-tiring-of-facebook/

Twitter / social networks / the Dow Jones / the press / the 4th power / the idea of progress /

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/23/ap-tweet-hack-wall-street-freefall

AP Twitter hack causes panic on Wall Street and sends Dow plunging

Market recovers after hackers tweeted from the official AP feed that two explosions had hit the White House

–> the idea of progress / the press / the 4th power

–> places and forms of power : the Dow Jones