Internet data protection

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The overlapping series of interconnected networks that produced the World Wide Web and the Internet have become a huge platform for all possible types of information. To enumerate some, the Internet serves as a host for textual, audio, visual, or audio-visual information. The different sub-platforms within the world of Internet such as social media networks, encyclopaedic websites, blog sites, …

Internet activism

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The Internet has given people powers and capabilities that otherwise wouldn’t be available to all. Moreover, it has given a fairly equal and unbiased platform and universe where voices of people from diverse backgrounds are heard. Those who were previously oppressed or marginalized in their societies are now able to stand up for their convictions and present a totally …

“Global warming” – Man-made or natural?

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I have touched upon environmental issues from time to time. My readers will have noticed that even if I am deeply concerned about the seemingly drastic changes in nature’s “normal behaviour” in many parts of the world, I’m not convinced that man-made activities are the prime cause of all these environmental phenomena. When man-made activities are at work …

For business leaders: How to get the best talents?

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It ought to go without saying that people are the most valuable assets to any company or organization. Develop a great workforce, and a great business will follow suit. It has always been a challenge, though, for most human resource executives and business leaders to find the most effective way of finding the right people to work for …

Finding value in video games

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The usual disposition among parents and professionals towards video games is either indifference, or firm opposition. How many times have we heard the argument that video games promote violence among young people and therefore possibly are increasing the juvenile crime rate? The debate was recently even reignited by the alleged influence of video games in mass shootings and murders, …

Examining the rise of the social entrepreneur

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Only a few years after graduation from college, Tammy Tibbetts made a life-changing trip to Liberia. Seeing the dire situation of women and children in the area and wanting to raise awareness about such issues, she organized the production of a PSA (Public Service Announcement) video that was posted on YouTube. The huge impact and positive feedback garnered by …

English: A Scandinavian language?

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In one of my previous posts (http://www.knutnylaende.com/knut-nylaende-on-the- changing-role-of-the-english- language-in- europe/ ), I examined how the English language has been regaining popularity and esteem in the Nordic region. In the same article, I also pointed at the fact that the Swedish population has been increasingly fond of the English language, especially in the post-World War II era. The same …

Development in “fragile” countries

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It is no secret that there are countries that are highly developed and there are those which are not. However, this does not mean that it is impossible for countries seen as “fragile” to be able to bridge the gap separating them and their citizens from prosperity. In order to advance, these countries must first be able to …

Delving deeper into the human brain

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Reading minds: impossible? Who knows? We’re getting closer there. Something scientific has been keeping President Obama busy these days. According to US administration officials, there is an ongoing research initiative on inventing new technologies that can further study and understand the human brain. According to one of the scientists under the research project, it is comparable to the Human …

Reassessing the value of the college degree

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A recent article in the New York Times took the world by storm. The story, titled It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk, talks about how entry-level jobs such as paralegals and runners that previously only required a high school degree now require a college degree. Subsequently, better and higher paying jobs in …