We've heard of cyber-stalking crimes. The stories are most commonly of young underage women taking naked pictures of themselves and adult men flashing them all over the internet, a middle-aged woman/man pretending to be child coerced a child to commit suicide via a chat-room, young adolescents duped
Garry Small conducted some tests with experienced web surfers and novices on their brain activity. He scanned their brains while they were surfing the net. The experienced internet users there was much more brain activity in the prefrontal cortex. Having had the novice surfers spend an hour a day su
Articles, research and studies reveal that 6 to 15 yr old children rely as much (if not more) on Google as their 15-35 yr old counterparts in the modern world.This begs the question: Is Google the most 'credible' source of information in the world? How does the passage of data via search engines wor
The Pentagon has drawn up a report that accuses Wikileaks of being a threat to US national security. Wikileaks is a website where whistleblowers can publish documents anonymously without fear that they can be tracked and therefore punished. The website has published videos of the US army and Air for
The internet has had massive benefits for academia. Suddenly where before there was only one library that students could easily access now there are millions of books online, archives can be uploaded and many journals are published online. Getting access to the relevant information for research and
Google has threatened to pull out of china. Google in China is censored and google was widely considered to have 'sold out' to china when it decided to accept such censorship. Many in google felt uneasy about it, but they believed that new technologies would lead to a gradual opening up in china. In
There have been studies revealing that absorbing more information than you normally do within a time-crunch can wear your brain out so that you become a dolt. Other studies seemingly contradict this; revealing that the brain is an organ like every other and as such benefits from exercise/use. Seemin
Anonymity is all very well on much of the internet but it is understandable that news sites would want to reduce the number of anonymous comments on their sites. Many are now considering encouraging real names and some are moving to a policy of no comments.
Facebook, we all know, is the ultimate tool for procrastination, but is it entirely pointless? Don’t we need a period of relaxation in our overly hectic scheduled lives? Or are we all going just a poke too far?
I'm on my school's debate team and, this being one of our topics, decided to get some help by creating a new debate here. Things like statistics, real life stories (with sources!), or any point really, help out tremendously. Thank you!
As the new free music on demand program, Spotify, gains momentum amongst music lovers everywhere including the support of U2 whom released their new album with spotify free to all, a week before general release, can Spotify capitalise on the slow demise of Pirate bay and help stop illegal music down
Much has been said about the use of technology in our era. People who were born before the age of technology try to avoid it, they are distrustful of such appliances. However, the generations who have been brought up with technology are using it to an ever increasing level. Cell phones is one major
The internet has given everyone new freedoms, whether it is making shopping easier, planning journeys or looking for information. It has also made giving our opinions to a potentially wide audience much easier. Everyone on the internet is anonymity and this seems to be having negative effects on how
Plagiarism is becoming an escalating problem in publishing in general and for student use in particular. The question thus arises as to whether the use of the internet is worth a bean ? I should like to see the notion of a total ban of the use of the internet by students.
A poll for the BBC has shown that most people think that the internet should be a fundamental right for everyone. 79% of adults, almost four in five people regard internet access as a fundamental right. While many in the west often say we could not survive without the internet it is perhaps surprisi
We know that this is an era of social networking sites,people are using these sites as they are mandatory to them and they are using them to the level of addiction.The networking sites are a very useful means of staying connected to the people you want to be connected with....now a days these sites