Latin America Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin

Latin America: Cryptocurrencies in Developing Countries

2017 was a year of global changes. While feminism and immigration became a regular topic within sociopolitical discussions, in economics, especially in the Latin American sphere, the debate was set around a revolutionary kind of technology: cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
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Social Media Facebook Anxiety Addiction

Quitting Social Media: My Facebook Anxiety

I can say I am a social media user. I use it every day and I can say that I had been victimized by the pressure that my online friends’ lives put on me. Like many other people, I thought I needed to show the world that I was somebody, too. That I had to prove that I was happy. You know, just to make my life appear more interesting to others. We can consider “others” as people who give likes and shares not because they totally trust in you, but because they found you amusing – that does not necessarily mean your life really is. Social media can amount to an anxiety, it did for me.
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Africa Global Warming and Climate Change

Global Warming: Africa Has Bigger Issues Than Climate Change

Africa is the Continent worst hit by the global warming menace by all measurable standards. The effects have been adverse with the continent facing its worst water crisis in major cities. Cape Town, in the past year, experienced the longest water crisis ever recorded and barely 40% of the population in Nairobi has access to clean water at all. This has led to water-borne diseases like cholera.
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Facebook and Google: The Fall of the Silicon Valley Titans?

It is common knowledge that our lives are controlled by the smartphones that we hold in our hands. It is a baffling thought that a little device can hold so much power over millions of people at a time. Websites like Facebook and Google are part of our everyday lives to the extent that we don’t even think twice before using them.
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E-Learning

Is E-Learning a Threat to African Culture?

Technology has taken over most sectors of our society today, one of them being modern education. To most, E-Learning is still a mystery, but actually, it is quite easy to comprehend. Basically, E-Learning is the use of electronic technologies to deliver educational curriculum outside the usual classroom set up. Computers and the internet are the main platforms for E-Learning. It has been an uphill battle incorporating this kind of technology into African society with many critics arguing that it lacks the human element required in learning and it might erode African culture.
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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Africa

Bitcoin in Africa: Is Cryptocurrency Saving Africa’s Economy?

Bitcoin has taken the world by storm. Almost every internet user has heard of Bitcoin. Some have gone further and invested heavily in it. This is by either buying it or by teaching others on Cryptocurrency, all while others still grapple with the concept and fundamentals of what Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency actually are. Africa has not been left behind. The fire and zeal for Bitcoin are real, especially among the young people.
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Sugar Fat Healthy

Eating Healthy: A Big Fat Lie? Or A Sugar Conspiracy?

It’s 2018, and we have just made a bunch of New Year’s Resolutions, many of which pertain to getting fit and healthy. However, with hundreds of sources on exercise and nutrition, people are getting confused. We are looking at one of the most confusing nutritional debates of them all, fat versus sugar.
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Tor, Darknet and Child Pornography

Dark Net and Tor: Morality vs. Child Pornography

We have already looked at the Tor Project, the Dark Net and Silk Road from a variety of angles. However, we have yet to take a look at the good sites of the Dark Web. Even though many make it out as a criminal paradise, it does not contain nearly as much illegal content as many believe and mostly even adheres to a moral code of its own, especially regarding child pornography.
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Video Games Gamer Stereotype

Video Games as a Hobby: Debunking the Gamer Stereotype

The gamer stereotype. People who play video games – aptly dubbed “gamers” – are everywhere. Carefully hidden, of course, as they are experts when it comes to stealth. Gamers are actually just like you; although, unlike you, they might be hiding a Minecraft t-shirt under their day to day office attire. But, just like you, they’re waiting for their order at the coffee shop or looking busy in the cubicle across from you at work. Many of them don’t often announce to the world that they are gamers because when they do, they get weird looks and long silences, which makes the agonizing wait for their mochaccinos seem even longer and more awkward than usual.
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Silk Road Facts Ross Ulbricht

Silk Road Facts and its Online Sale of Narcotics

Ross Ulbricht is an American with some controversial ideas. He doesn’t like the way the government controls people through taxes, he doesn’t believe in explaining to The System what you do for a living, what you spend your money on or where you keep it. His life’s philosophy made him quite popular among his friends. He was seen as a visionary, a smart man with nothing but a desire to change the world, and he certainly did it with Silk Road on the Dark Web.
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