Let’s Talk Tech: Hactivism

Hactivism itself is not much different than physical forms of protest. It’s creating a mild inconvenience for a large corporation accompanied by a message of “we don’t like what you’re doing”, like when the infamous group Anonymous crashed PayPal, Visa, and Mastercard’s websites for not supporting donations to Wikileaks (Thompson). While irritating to those who … More Let’s Talk Tech: Hactivism

Let’s Talk Tech: Does Social Media Make Our Lives Better?

There are advocates for both sides of the digital fence: yes, social media makes our lives better because information is more readily accessible and therefore we are more aware than ever (Agrawal), and no, social media has turned people into inhumane robots incapable of forming meaningful relationships and paying attention to each other (Lee). However, instead … More Let’s Talk Tech: Does Social Media Make Our Lives Better?