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United Kingdom Considers New Laws: Age Restrictions for Facebook Likes, Snapstreaks

The recent call for age restrictions on likes and streaks on Facebook and Snapchat is long overdue, but does not go far enough.  People of all ages should be protected from the psychological damage caused by likes, streaks and other online ‘reward’ mechanisms used by giant social media companies to make us all addicts. Likes, ...

The Prison of New Technology

There is a line in Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death that has been haunting me for months now. It reads in part: “people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.” The idea is counter-cultural. We believe, intrinsically, that new technologies empower us to think. The ...

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A Guide to Publishing: Tips for Publishing Books, Articles, Fiction, Blogs and Self-Publishing

For the last few years I have been gathering together tips, advice and how-to's on publishing. My idea was to collate all the information I could find in one place so that I could have a personal one-stop shop when trying to publish a book, article or blog post. I was tired of hunting through ...

The Media, Moral Rage and Moral Condemnation

Reading the letters of old writers and poets from previous centuries, you get the sense that they knew the ‘big events’ happening in the world at the time. These days, those "big events" are screened into our houses everyday, yet somehow we seem less capable of taking it all in. It is as if in the ...