Social MediaApril 16, 2019

Locked Up Inside the Social Media News Bubble

Social Media has effectively transformed our world. News circulated on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram can cross borders in split seconds. But is it helping us become any more knowledgeable? “In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion” – George Orwell, 1984. Today, we tend to think of ourselves as well-informed individuals because the

PoliticsMarch 6, 2019

The War of Fake News on GCC and How Not To Fall For It

  The importance of understanding the war of fake news, and learning how to arm yourself against it. Today’s political landscape is getting grayer and grayer, with the constant flow of new forces and tactics coming to the surface, one of the most harmful ones being fake news. Though fake news might not be a

Social MediaMay 21, 2018

Do We Still Exist If We Are Not Online?

  A look at what life could mean if we are not active on social media. In today’s world where social media has gained such popularity among people of all ages, online presence has become the primary tool for communication and engagement with family, friends, and followers. People can get their “social fix” online by

Social MediaSeptember 26, 2017

How New Media Is Influencing Our Social Norms

The influence of social media has led to the encouragement of action and challenging of the status quo.

HistoryMay 22, 2017

The History of Messages

Exploring the previous eras and ways of telecommunication untill they progressed to the current state. In these fast-paced days where people send billions of messages every day whizzing across the globe, we tend to omit from our heads the early beginnings of telecommunication that was used by our ancestors. What did people do when they

HistoryApril 19, 2017

Social Media – The New Colosseum

Today we circulate graphic images and inhumane videos in hopes of awakening a part of the human mind that has yet to be desensitized. Between 70-80 A.D., ancient Rome has built an open-air venue famously known as the Colosseum for entertainment. You can hardly imagine the Colosseum without the association of brutal, vicious, and masculine

Social MediaJanuary 2, 2017

Social Media Destroyed Privacy

People giving up their privacy on the internet via social networking sites has turned into a terrifying trend.

Social MediaFebruary 7, 2016

Big Data or Big Brother?

What is Big Data, how are we contributing to it’s growth, and how is it affecting our lives? Embed from Getty Images A new concept called “Big Data” emerged about three years ago, referring to the huge amounts of data aggregated in the databases of giant companies, such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, etc. The size

Social MediaNovember 26, 2015

Take the Fight Online

In a time where cyberbullying is spreading, how will enforcing regulations impact it, and how will it influence schools and parenting styles? “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a nursery rhyme almost all of us heard growing up. Yet, this statement has been at fault in several situations. “Bullying”,

TechnologyNovember 6, 2015

VoIP Services Should Not Be Blocked in The UAE

Questioning why the TRA and telecommunication companies block VoIP services in the country and calling for the unblocking