Putting Social Media In Perspective

It’s common knowledge that social media is universally used nowadays. But, just how many people are using these communicative mediums? Well, to put things in perspective, apparently there are 600 million more people that own a mobile phone compared to those who own a toothbrush. Some research reveals that there are 4.8 billion mobile users but … Continue reading

Outsourcing: A Modern Outlook

Outsourcing is often misconstrued as only being used for businesses to cut costs as they struggle to stay afloat. Outsourcing is still somewhat of a dirty word in certain quarters, symbolizing jobs and contracts lost (most overseas) at a fraction of the cost. More recently, however, outsourcing has proven to be a valuable tool for … Continue reading

The (R)evolution Of The Mobile Phone

Five years after the release of the iPhone, there are now over 1 billion smartphone users worldwide, according to a new report. US research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics said the number of users topped 1 billion in the third quarter of 2012, with one out of every seven people worldwide carrying one of the … Continue reading

A History of Technological Growth

Technologies throughout history have been successful in bringing people closer together and reducing communicative boundaries. Global, local and personal communication limitations were reduced by the invention of the telephone, followed by mobile phones, computer, fax and the Internet. The extent to which these social communities are used is drastically increasing, alluding to how this new media has … Continue reading

Technological Determinism: How Much Technology Is Too Much?

There’s no denying technology can be addictive. We can instantaneously access new information and entertainment, communicate faster and more efficiently than ever before. Technology has always garnered its far share of criticism, from being blamed for ruining relationships, to making us fat, unhealthy and stupid. The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently reported that there are … Continue reading