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The economy and social media: Bubbles and troubles

Human beings are funny campers. We seem to like repeating history, often not learning from that which has come before, and tending to repeat the same cycles over and again. The current recession is evidence of that. I was 10 years old when the recession of the early 90s hit the UK and I remember […]

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Facebook and stalkers

This photo made me laugh. You know who you are.

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The end of either/or thinking

In the days where you stayed in the same place for your whole life, where everyone was pretty much like you in terms of class, race and socio-economic background, either/or thinking had its place. It was easy then to do the “us” v “them” dance, the black v white jig, or the ‘us’ and ‘other’ […]

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Social media, sharing and the erosion of personal boundaries

Early this year, I deactivated my Facebook account. I’d been on the social network before it was the phenomenon that it is now, when it was an invitation-only Ivy-League platform. That was in 2006. Back then I was returning to London from living in South Africa and decided to open an account in order to […]