Articles in Category: Social Issues

REWIND: Social Issues- Trends that Define the 2000s

17 August 2016

REWIND: Social Issues- Trends that Define the 2000s
We explore what was hot in the 2000s. The trends that defined a decade.

Trends that Define the 2000s

Only a decade ago the blackberry was just a fruit. Green was a colour with no political meaning. Reality TV was just crappy TV thrown in between bad videos on MTV.

The 2000s were quite the decade. The twin towers and September 11 2001 started off the drama of American politics and global upheaval in the middle-east. Was it all about oil? or was it also about more... The 2000s were defeintiely about what is discussed below.

OPINION- Smartphone Etiquette: A Practical Perspective on Coexisting Socially with Smartphones

06 April 2015

OPINION- Smartphone Etiquette: A Practical Perspective on Coexisting Socially with Smartphones
Smartphones do so many things that it is hard to get away from them. Not that I suggesting you get away from them. I am recommending a practical approach that is based on the realities of our daily lives.

The emergence of the Smartphone has introduced some important changes to how we interact socially. The Smartphone has the "CrackBerry" effect, but at a whole higher level than the Blackberry did when it first emerged. Smartphones do so many things that it is hard to get away from them. Not that I suggesting you get away from them. I am recommending a practical approach that is based on the realities of our daily lives.

Mobile technology trends in health care

09 December 2012

Mobile technology trends in health care
Following hospital discharge home care will continue with smart technology. Mobile technology is beginning to saturate health care.

We explore the top trends in mobile health care. Topics include: health care portals, caregiving portals, smartphone apps, real-time monitoring, and automated medication management systems.

Wacky Interview Questions and Surviving Your Tech Job Interview

29 November 2012

Wacky Interview Questions and Surviving Your Tech Job Interview
This is a new growing trend in the wacky world of interviewing in the 2010s. It is interesting to see how long the trend will continue.

You are all dressed up in your nicest suit, you’ve prepared confident answers for that job interview and then they ask you, “What do you think of garden gnomes?”

Social media may be one of the secrets to Obama's victory

17 November 2012

Social media may be one of the secrets to Obama's victory
The Obama Campaign's social media strategy created a groundswell of empowered volunteers who felt they could make a difference.

In early 2007, Barack Obama was a fairly unknown senator running for president against a Democratic nominee with the household name of Hilary Clinton. On November 4, 2008, Obama was the first African American to win the election against Republican candidate, John McCain, becoming the 44th president of the United States.

Facebook's Help Page Dispelling Common Myths But Leaves You Wondering, Houston There's A Problem...

28 September 2012

Facebook's Help Page Dispelling Common Myths But Leaves You Wondering, Houston There's A Problem...
Facebook refuted privacy threats, but this has done little to comfort the paranoid users who have come to deeply distrust this social network powerhouse.

Anthony De Rosa (Reuters social media editor) pointed us to what appears to be a new section in Facebook’s help centre which addresses the many commonly myths about Facebook. It is clear that the brand is seriously distrusted because they have to devise an entire help section dedicated to dispelling the many reported privacy issues.

Employees with mobile devices can pose a serious security risk to your organization

14 November 2011

Employees with mobile devices can pose a serious security risk to your organization
With the advent of BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device to work-- more and more employees are taking their smartphones and tablets to the office.

This can expose your organization to all sorts of security problems and potential threats.

Mobile devices are easy to lose. There is an additional responsibility of the leadership within the organization to manage the access and resources employees have, and be able to shut down access quickly if a security issue occurs. Having a strategy in place and a way to quickly control access to resources is an important aspect of mobile security planning and maintenance.