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What is The Internet of Things?

We live in a world where everything that can be connected to the internet, will be connected to the internet.  Phones, televisions and watches are only the start.  The Internet of Things refers to the phenomenon of everyday objects (including people) being connected to the web.  Yes, everything. You may think this is impossible.  In fact,… Continue reading What is The Internet of Things?

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The Power of #hashtags

When it comes to social media, Twitter is in a category of its own.  It's succinct, public, instant and able to connect people around the world through hashtags, which group tweets depending on their focus.  These groups can form around anything and everything imaginable - celebrities, sports and popular culture, for example. This hashtag system… Continue reading The Power of #hashtags

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Internet Killed the Newspaper Star

When it comes to data aggregation, no media platform does it quite as well as Twitter.  Not only does the 140-character format force you to write a succinct summary of the main issue, its instantaneous exposure allows citizen journalists to spread informative news faster than light.  Although it may be at the expense of credibility… Continue reading Internet Killed the Newspaper Star

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Arr me long-tailed hearties!

Ever turned on the radio, listened to a song and thought "haven't I heard this before?".  It's not uncommon - after all, most modern music is a blend of four chords, a buildup to a beat drop and a generic, auto-tuned voice.  If you're wondering why record labels would continue to sign artists that sound the… Continue reading Arr me long-tailed hearties!

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Out With the Old, In With the New

When our grandparents were deciding their future careers, their job was simple.  Choose something you wanted to do and do it - for the rest of your life.  They were teachers, electricians, miners, stay at home mothers. Nowadays, it's not as easy to put a label on our careers.  The rise of freelancers, digital nomads… Continue reading Out With the Old, In With the New

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Does Code Runs Through My Veins?

Fun fact:  I cried in my tutorial this week. I was moved to tears by a video about a robot called Kara who is considered faulty because she displays traits that are considered "human".  The questions this raised for me were deep and disturbing - this robotic form of artificial intelligence was seen as more sympathetic than… Continue reading Does Code Runs Through My Veins?