What’s So Bad About Internet.org?
Communications / Technology

What’s So Bad About Internet.org?

Recently, several Indian companies left a zero rating arrangement called Internet.org citing a need to defend net neutrality. While a strange move, the firms’ decisions are telling of the popular net neutrality zeitgeist. Internet.org is one example of a broader type of practice called “zero rating.” This term refers to many different kinds of partnerships … Continue reading

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies
Politics

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies

The title of this post refers to the tag-line used to promote the film “The Social Network” which catalogs the impressive entrepreneurial rise of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator and co-founder of Facebook. The website’s stock was opened to public purchase in May of 2012, becoming the largest initial public offering (IPO) in Internet history and … Continue reading

Social Media and International Affairs: A Question of Ethics.
Communications / Latin America / Middle East / Politics

Social Media and International Affairs: A Question of Ethics.

In today’s world where people get their news from platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Google, ethical standards reasonably come into question. Entire internet platforms are now starting to notice the impact they have on public opinion, and are starting to take a stand for what they feel is right. Take, for example, last … Continue reading

Health IT: Can We Integrate Healthcare With Technology?
America / Healthcare / Politics

Health IT: Can We Integrate Healthcare With Technology?

Here’s a novel idea: Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin proposes an idea to enforce the use of real names and identity of Facebook users in order to provide accurate health related information to the right person. Health information technology is an idea that has been discussed in the past, but more so now because of the buzz of … Continue reading