Archive for category The Online World
The world’s search history is a revealing repository, and this year’s reveals a lot about how bad 2017 was.
From Hurricane Irma to Las Vegas Shooting, North Korea to Harvey Weinstein (and Kevin Spacey and Matt Lauer…), Google’s global search trends paint a pretty dismal picture of the year. Read the rest of this entry »
What is personal data in an age where data is everything but personal?
That’s the question posed by The Glass Room, a pop-up interactive exhibition of artists, activists and technologists on London’s Charing Cross Road that runs until Sunday.
Put on by Berlin-based non-profit Tactical Tech and Mozilla, the non-for-profit behind the Firefox web browser, it aims to reveal some of the all-too-easily overlooked dynamics of living in a digital age. Read the rest of this entry »
First introduced in the Harvard Business Review in 2015, the Digital Evolution Index aims to trace the emergence of a ‘digital planet’ as technology displaces traditional interactions.
Recently given its first update, the Index analyses the state and rate of digital evolution across 60 countries, placing them into one of four zones. Read the rest of this entry »
To describe the growth of the internet in India as explosive probably downplays the rate of change taking place.
Every second three more Indians come online for the first time, adding another 10,000 people every hour to the country’s online user base.
So it’s no surprise that internet firms – particularly those of a social nature – are working hard to overcome barriers to access that range from low-powered phones to 2G connections to very little data. Read the rest of this entry »