Category: Culture

The Impact of Trolling and Internet Harassment

Have you ever scrolled through the comments section on social media and shaken your head at the vile comments that seem to take everything to a needlessly personal level? Congratulations, you’ve witnessed a troll at work. Trolling has a history nearly as old as the internet itself. And we all know it had its real-life Read More…

Baby Names: Unique or Common?

It makes sense that you’d stress a little bit about your baby’s name. After all, your baby’s name will follow him or her throughout life. This makes choosing the perfect name to sometimes feel like a bit of a balancing act. A kid with a very common name may feel safe, but somewhat generic, like Read More…

The Pros and Cons of Neighbor Apps

Nowadays, connecting with your neighbors can feel more difficult than ever. Most people don’t know their neighbors at all, or only say hi to them when they happen to be outside at the same time. When you feel so disconnected from the people who live right next door, you don’t have that comforting sense of Read More…

How To Be Trusting in the Digital World

In most cases, it’s good to have a healthy level of skepticism in life. You don’t want to blindly believe everything you’re told, as it can easily lead to disaster. However, if you’re not careful, that skepticism can easily become paranoia. Then you’ll have a hard time trusting anyone you run into online. If you’re Read More…

How to Raise a 21st Century Kid

Today’s world is undoubtedly completely different from the world you grew up in. The rise of technology means that everyone is constantly connected, making socialization and collaboration much easier. People can learn, play, make friends, and even work from a single device. However, this accessibility also comes with a list of downsides. Kids are especially Read More…

Don’t Miss a Birthday This Holiday Season

Growing up, you might have thought it sounded great to have a birthday around the holidays. If your birthday was close to Christmas or another holiday, you got twice the presents! Right? Sadly, this often isn’t the case. Depending on just how close they are to each other, the two events will get rolled into Read More…

Is a Social Media Curfew a Good Idea?

Curfews have been around forever; most kids have a certain time when they’re expected to be home. And in some areas, that curfew is even enforced legally. There’s even something of a curfew on cable television, as some television shows with more adult-centered content are only allowed to be shown after a certain time, when Read More…

Why Do People Put Tape Over Their Laptop Webcams?

Twenty years ago, people had to set up a webcam on top of their desktop computer in order to record themselves. Webcams didn’t come with computers, and frankly, they were rarely used. However, as laptops started to become widespread, and there were more sites and apps dedicated to video, webcams became part of everyday life. Read More…

Is It Okay to Fire Someone for Something Posted on Social Media?

In the modern age, where people can livestream their existences at any point in time, it can be easy to say something online that can get you into trouble. Whether that’s something hateful, something illegal, or just something not thought through very well, it’s hard to say exactly where the line is, and posting certain Read More…

Three Things Technology Has Made Obsolete — For Better or Worse

If you’re old enough to remember the years before technology was so widespread, or even just before the internet had billions of people accessing it every day, you’ve probably noticed that certain things have become somewhat obsolete. It’s generally been pretty gradual, however, which is why you haven’t really thought about it and realized just Read More…