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A Meta review: is new always better?

Teens harmed, democracy at risk, and a potentially illegal monopoly – but hey, nothing a shiny new name can’t fix! Reminiscent of BBC’s The Apprentice, where teams vacuously brainstorm a name that sounds adequately self-important and pretentious, whilst imposing some forced meaning on it, Facebook’s Meta revamp is nothing more than a self-righteous attempt to […]

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If the pandemic doesn’t kill us, will screens?

Imagine if in March 2020, suddenly every workplace required constant chain smoking. Children were required to smoke for six hours a day in school, people stopped bothering to avoid smoking in their kitchens or bedrooms, and smoking was a legal requirement of seeing your friends or dating. Comparing screens to cigarettes may sound dramatic, and […]

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: name a more iconic duo

Perhaps it was the flood of Mark Zuckerberg memes, perhaps the countless articles showing up in our news feeds, but regardless of how, we all have heard about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal in one way or another. This is a particularly interesting story because we have been aware about it for two years […]