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Commercialization of Experience – Online Dating

Could we claim that the technological developments and the variety of tools and media platforms that unfold before us are causing us, as human beings, to distance ourselves from one another, lower the level of interaction and encourage social alienation, or rather these are merely additional platforms, which enable us to enrich the ways in which human beings initiate interactions? It seems that this questio ...

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Media Framing: how to notice and handle it correctly?

We've seen it during Operation Pillar of Defense, but media framing is everywhere and at all times. As a part of the Media War, it is very important that we will be able to notice media framing, and handle it correctly. Here are a few tips... The part the media have in our lives is not something to undermine. Each and every one of us relies on one of the various media forms to receive information on recent ...

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Google Search – how we fetishize it and why we shouldn’t

Has search become a product? Is it possible that we, as human beings have this inherent characteristic about us that compels us to search? Search has become so ingrained in our day to day lives. We search for music on iTunes, search Netflix for movies, search Amazon for books, and use Google to search for practically anything. We search for love, for lost keys, for "the next best thing", and we search for p ...

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Nowism – Plato, Marx and instant gratification

Try to take a second or two to think of how many products and services use the pre-fix of "Instant"? Looking back to the first advancements in communication technologies it seems that sending messages from producers to audiences in shorter amounts of time has been a catalyst for advancements in technology.  Mobile operators have been seeing a growing demand for data usage by mobile cellular phone users beca ...

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Google – the political economy of search

Search is the most fundamental task in Internet use. It assists us to navigate through the vast amount of information that is available over the World Wide Web.  As technology advances it compels us to turn to digital means to search for information pertaining to our everyday existence and concerns.  It seems like every other website has a little search box somewhere on the top of the page.  These are just ...

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