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Can Social Media Cause Low Self-esteem?

There are some people who were already adults by the time social media came to the fore and then were others who grew up with social media. In the first case, one had to gradually adapt to what was appearing and in the other, it would be something they had to learn but not something they necessarily had to adapt to.

So while some people know what it's like to live without social media (it might take them a while to remember), there will be others who have no idea what it's like to live without it. And even if they were around before it was launched (and this may have only been a matter of years), it might not have been enough time to have had an impact.



2 months ago

Instagram Blog

Growing up in Kolkata, Ronny Sen (@ronnysen) had no particular ambition to be anything. Before long, though, he realized he had stories to tell -- and soon discovered a medium to tell them in. "I was quite drawn towards photography," says Ronny, 29, now a professional photographer and a recipient of a 2016 Getty Images Instagram Grant. "It just became a mad obsession, like some sort of game you suddenly fall in love with." His photo project "The End" (@whatdoestheendoftimelooklike) visualizes a post-apocalyptic world in the backdrop of chaos and resilience in the coal fields of Jharia, India. "This is a place where historically literally everyone has failed. I hope that this project can initiate a dialogue and show people a small glimpse of a possible future that is coming towards us."

Ronny will be exhibiting his work, alongside fellow grantees Girma Berta (@gboxcreative) and Christian Rodr

2 months ago

Computer attitude and achievement: is time an intermediate variable?

Studies have suggested that students' computer attitudes are

related to their success in learning computer technology. The current

study investigates how positive attitudes are "transferred"

into higher learning achievement by determining an intermediate variable

between computer attitudes and computer learning and achievement--Time

spent on learning technology. Participants of the study are 609 teacher

education students. Data analyses results demonstrate that (a) four

computer attitude variables (enjoyment, motivation, importance, and

freedom from anxiety) have linear relationships with Time, and (b) Time

has a linear relations

2 months ago

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft back EU hate speech rules | Reuters

BRUSSELS - Facebook (FB.O), Twitter (TWTR.N), Google's (GOOGL.O) YouTube and Microsoft (MSFT.O) on Tuesday agreed to an EU code of conduct to tackle online hate speech within 24 hours in Europe.

EU governments have been trying in recent months to get social platforms to crack down on rising online racism following the refugee crisis and terror attacks, with some even threatening action against the companies.

As part of the pledge agreed with the European Commission, the web giants will review the majority of valid requests for removal of illegal hate speech in less than 24 hours and remove or disable access to the content if necessary.

They will also strengthen their cooperation with civil society organizations who help flag hateful content when it goes online and promote "counter-narratives" to hate speech.

"The recent terror attacks have reminded us of the urgent need to address illegal online hate speech. Social media is unfortunately one of the tools that terrorist groups use to radicalize young people," EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said.

Germany got Google, Facebook and Twitter to agree to delete hate speech from their websites within 24 hours last year and even launched an investigation into the European head of Facebook over its alleged failure to remove racist hate speech.

"There's no place for hate speech on Facebook," said Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management at Facebook.

"With a global community of 1.6 billion people we work hard to balance giving people the power to express themselves whilst ensuring we provide a respectful environment."

The code of conduct is largely a continuation of efforts that the companies already take to counter hate speech on their websites, such as developing tools for people to report hateful content and training staff to handle such requests.

Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 for threatening or promoting terror acts, primarily related to Islamic State.

The United States has undertaken similar efforts to entice the cooperation of tech companies in combating online radicalization, focusing on promoting "counter-narratives" to extremist content.

EU ministers had called for cooperation with tech companies to be stepped up after the Brussels attacks in March.

Jewish lobbyists, frequently the target of hate speech, welcomed the code of conduct.

"This a historic agreement that could not arrive at a better time," said Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress.

(Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Importance of Computers training

Computers have changed over the years, how the world works. They have proven to be a resource not only for businesses but also in other fields such as medicine and education. These are the machines that help us do our work quickly and accurately, the physical work. Many people are interested in knowing the advantages and disadvantages of computer training. The next section, we understand that the use of computer training has opened up bright and quick to learn from us. Computers are the best way to teach students. Today, all schools and universities have computer labs, where they receive training for their teachers. Computers help teachers teach their students to quickly and easily. With the help of computers and broadband Internet, students can search for concepts or things that they want to know, referring to the sites.

The Internet is an ocean of information and browsing every day for more information on these students much. Another advantage of computers is that the student will be able to obtain information on various topics and issues, which are different from those of their syllabus. This form of pre-school education is considered more effective than just learn from textbooks prescribed by the authorities. Understanding the role of computers in education should be for all of us.

The use of computers in the classroom can help teachers teach more than they can do without them. Students can display graphics, diagrams and figures, while teaching practical oriented subjects such as algebra, geometry, physics, biology or botany. Teachers can give students to complete many missions with the help of software. Introduction of computers in schools can help students learn different software and hardware, under the guidance of their teachers. For example, students get to know what are the parts of the equipment, what are their roles and how the work computer. They can learn new software packages and tools at an early age so that they understand the key concepts in higher education in comfort.

Importance of computer education is evidenced by the fact that computer science students are more likely to get the best jobs in the industry who have no computer skills required. Students should be aware of all the equipment used for their own benefit. Many computer Institutes in Delhi are imparting computer training skills

The use of computers in education does not end there. Many times it happens, so that students can not enroll in degree programs who are interested in because of lack of money, or because the Institute is far from their place of residence. The introduction of distance learning has been solved all these problems. Distance learning or online degree programs, with learning through computers, provide training for much cheaper than the cost of full-time training. Students also live far away in remote areas, do not have to travel several miles and come to town, because they can now learn the comfort of your home, if you have a desktop computer with an Internet connection. However, there are some disadvantages in the use of computers in education in which we must be careful. First of all, doing all the calculations using the software and the calculator can affect their math skills.

In this article, the use of computers, we concluded that computers and education have become inseparable from each other. We are also aware of how computer technology has affected our lives positively. By making wise use of computers, we can learn many new things in a relatively short period of time. Therefore, learn computer skills for a bright future!

In other words, computers can make us a little 'lazy, and this can cause problems, while studies that did not take place online, but want to do all the calculations yourself. When you're ready information available on the Internet, students do not read books and search for information using other sources. The reading may be less harmful to their development and education of the future.

2 months ago

Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd (HQCL.O) People



Mr. Seong-woo Nam is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Hanwha SolarOne Co Ltd. A 30-year management veteran, Seong-woo Nam joins Hanwha SolarOne from Samsung Electronics, where he recently served as the executive vice president and general manager of Samsung's IT Solutions Business, which includes its PC Business and Printer Business with 13,000 employees and revenues approaching $9 billion. While under Mr. Nam's direction the IT Solutions business experienced in four years a more than three-fold increase in revenues, sales into 90 new countries, expansion of manufacturing scale, and a more than 300% gain in market share. Prior to leading the IT

2 months ago

Nanny arrested in Moscow for carrying child's severed head, reports say

Russian police arrested a nanny Monday and charged her with murder after she was found at a Moscow subway station holding the severed head of a child, yelling "Allahu Akbar," according to media reports.

The woman is believed to be from Central Asia, investigators said, and was captured on CCTV footage holding up what appears to be a head near the Oktyabrskoye Pole station in Moscow, The Guardian reports.

Russian news website posted footage of the incident and said a policeman had approached the woman to check her documents and she responded by pulling the head out of her bag, according to Reuters.

In the video, the woman, dressed in a hijab, can be heard yelling "for a terrorist, for your death," The Guardian reports.

Russian investigators said in a statement that the head was from a 3 or 4-year-old girl whose body had been discovered in a nearby apartment.

"Having waited for the parents to leave the flat with their older child, she killed the child for unknown reasons, started the flat on fire and fled," the statement said, according to The Guardian.

"She was standing near the metro entrance and caught my attention because she was screaming Allahu Akbar," RBC Daily reporter Polina Nikolskaya told Reuters. "I saw that she had a bloodied head in her arms, but I thought it was not real. People in the crowd said it was real."

The nanny also was yelling that she would below herself up, but no explosives were found on her, LifeNews reported. A police officer wrestled her to the ground and took her into custody.

The woman later told police that she was upset over problems with her husband, the newspaper added.

The motive for the killing is unknown and the woman is undergoing psychiatric testing to see if she is mentally sound or aware of the crime she had committed, authorities said.

The phrase "Allahu Akbar", Arabic for "God is great", began trending on Russian social media after the incident, the BBC reports.

Russia has a recent history of violent Islamist attacks, mainly by groups from its restive North Caucasus region.

In 2010, two women suicide bombers killed at least 38 people at a Moscow subway station, while a bomb at an airport in Domodedovo in 2011 killed 37 people.

2 months ago

Ecommerce :: Google Free payment processing

Google Free payment processing

Google has been offering free payment processing to Internet merchants since they launched Google Checkout almost two years ago. Merchants get free credit and debit card processing when they also use Google Adwords, a direct marketing service that displays paying advertiser's names alongside search results. Aneace Haddad, chairman & founder of Welcome Real-time asks: Could a marketing subsidised payment processing model work for physical face-to-face transactions as well? Could an acquirer offer free pay

3 months ago

"Massive, massive shift" going on in tech, social media

At Recode's annual Code Conference, one tech industry leader after another took the stage this week to offer their insights and predictions for the future of our connected world.

The analyst and venture capitalist Mary Meeker, famous for her predictions, said we're moving in an emoji-filled future. Meeker forecast an increasing reliance on images and a deemphasis on text in online communications, while other insiders like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos outlined the ways tech has influenced and will continue to influence society.

These changes come at a time when the Internet itself has been experiencing a bit of a downturn. After several decades of constant change and innovation, the way we communicate is changing, explains editor Nicholas Thompson.

"Well, it's a downturn in growth. The Internet is not growing as fast as it was. And what's really happening is, there's a huge shift from text to video. And that's happening for a number of reasons. In the early days, when bandwidth was slow and storage was limited, text was the most efficient way to communicate," Thompson told "CBS This Morning" on Friday. "Now that we have massive bandwidth with great connections, people love images and it turns out all the major tech companies have noticed that people engage with and interact with images more than they do with text. So there's a massive, massive, massive shift to the visual web right now."

Thompson said that Meeker made a key point -- the Internet has not stopped growing completely. She noted that India and parts of Africa are exhibiting huge surges in Internet use.

With this increased globalization of the Internet, the focus also shifts to how it is being used. Social media has undeniably been hugely influential, but the big-name, established social sites and apps are giving way to newer, fresher networks.

For instance, Bloomberg reported that Snapchat has now surpassed Twitter in popularity, with a reported 150 million daily visitors.

"Twitter is terrified. I mean, they're not terrified about Snapchat passing them -- they're terrified that they're not adding users. There's corporate turmoil at Twitter, it's hard to add people," Thompson said. "That company is in a lot of trouble. It's a very important company, it's a company with a terrific 10-year history. But the fact that Snapchat has passed it -- is a very bad indication."

Similarly, Snapchat has been moving in on Facebook, with 10 billion daily video views compared to Facebook's 8 billion. Another ace in Snapchat's hole is the fact that Snapchat is dominant among young, 13- to 17-year-old users.

"That's a really good sign for Snapchat and a very disconcerting one for everybody else," Thompson said, going on to mention how smart it was of Snapchat to maintain autonomy and turn down Facebook's $3 billion offer back in 2013.

With all of this shift in how we communicate, one of the big questions is this: What about verbal communication? Will people still call each other and actually talk?

"There's a great slide in Mary Meeker's presentation, which basically shows that young people do not talk on the phone," Thompson said. "In the future, we will talk to our computers and we will type to each other. There's a massive, massive change."