Image by Erik Lucatero from Pixabay Whether it’s the conflict in Gaza, the overturning of Roe v Wade, or the death of Matthew Perry, there is always a constant stream of news circulating around our timelines. I wonder if it is possible to pinpoint the moment when our social media platforms became so heavily saturated with current world affairs. If I were to hazard … [Read more...] about The void-like echo chamber of social media
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay With the commercialisation of the social media space becoming more prominent, it is starting to get difficult to view content online anymore. Elon Musk’s recent endeavours in October to add a paywall amongst other features behind X (formerly Twitter), a dystopian future of restricted freedom of information is approaching slowly … [Read more...] about Would you pay to post on social media?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The fanfare that generative artificial intelligence brought to us this year has become essentially non-existent, very little people talk about using this technology anymore. Generative AI learns from content that we’ve produced as well as resources that people have created before us – thesaurus books, dictionaries, conversations. … [Read more...] about Use AI to help you with your assignments – not do them for you
Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay With the introduction of the influencer course in the South East Technological University in Carlow in September 2024, people and especially children, need to realise that it won’t be a step-by-step guide on how to get big on TikTok or YouTube. The idea of an influencer course is bizarre in the first place. There are other … [Read more...] about An influencer degree won’t lead to an easy pathway to fame
By Olivia Hanna According to the Irish Examiner, teen smoking rates have decreased by 28 per cent over the past 20 years. This is no doubt a result of the increasing awareness of the harsh consequences of tobacco inhalation and government efforts such as taxation. But as tobacco smoking has seen a decline, a new market has opened up: vaping. Vaping grew in popularity as a … [Read more...] about Teen vaping: a new epidemic