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The Digital Mesh from Rome with Love

A vacation is indeed an incredible luxury, a thing once taken only by the elite classes and not even coined as a concept until around the time of the Norman Conquest. Of course these days you are hard pressed to book anything for your vacation now matter how big or small without the use of the Internet. The Internet has long ago replaced travel agents and the world seems to be more often than not, using sharing economy style bookings on sites such as Air BnB. With every very new airline booking, accommodation reservation, or online communiqué post, you will be asked endlessly to log in and create a new account. I have been noticing that more and more often I am being given the option to log on via another service, usually Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or LinkedIn. In fact on some applications it is now difficult to log in WITHOUT going through another site, usually a social media service.

Topics: Technology non-profit

The Golden Age of Smartphones?

During a recent binge watch of several “Mad Men” episodes on Netflix, I pondered how smoking was depicted on the show. How carefree and confidently they were all enjoying cigarettes! How accepted, condoned, and even gloriously portrayed it was within the popular culture of the time. Hell it practically made me want to smoke again. Then it made me think of smartphones, and that maybe we are all currently existing in a comparable golden age of smoking with them.

We have ALL heard that technology overuse can be hazardous to our health, but we seem to respond to any warnings the same way our smoking forefathers did, with the casual, “sure it might be harmful, but not to me” attitude.  Are we actually addicted to our phones? Are they truly hazardous to our health? And are there future technology-caused cancers looming in our collective futures? Experts disagree on this one:

Topics: Technology