Month: November 2015

Being thankful

Being thankful

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. A day to celebrate with family and friends, to cherish the moment and time together. It’s the perfect occasion to show gratitude to the people and everything positive in life. The holiday unites families who hardly see each other due to long distances. For many people it’s almost as important as Christmas. But why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving? 
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Privacy or safety – what’s more important?

Privacy or safety – what’s more important?

After the attacks on Paris last Friday, November 13, everyone is still in shock. More police officers are patrolling, and do their best to keep the people safe. Not only in Paris, but also in Germany where the soccer game on Tuesday was cancelled due to a bomb threat, and in the United States. The next target can be everywhere. The priority is that last Friday shall not repeat anywhere else. As these ideologists use the Internet a lot, the governments also try to track them down over there. Which started the discussion on how much can be found about a person online.
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Happier without Facebook?

Happier without Facebook?

According to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, every U.S. user of the social network spends about 40 minutes on posting, commenting and liking every day. This might not sound that much, but in one week it’s almost six hours. This means the average user spends a quarter of a day every week on Facebook. Why did it become so important? Does Facebook make its users happy or is their lives better without it? Danish scientists now have the answer.
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The truth about Instagram and what seems to be effortless beauty in pictures

The truth about Instagram and what seems to be effortless beauty in pictures

There was a time when kids met after school to play, to chat face-to-face. They didn’t tweet, there was no whatsapp and nobody shared pictures on Instagram. It’s something that teenagers these days can hardly imagine. A life without a smartphone. How was this possible? And is it still possible, to live without using Social Media? Why became online approval so important? 
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