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The Evolution of Internet and the Decline of Blogs

The Evolution of Internet and the Decline of Blogs

As previously discussed in this blog, the word blogger has been suggested to have a negative connotation in some parts of the world, especially in the US. Rumor has it that many Cuban American grandmas were heard saying to their grandkids – “you are no blogger, my son, get up […]

Evolution of Technology, Internet and Online Writing

Evolution of Technology, Internet and Online Writing

As in previous pages we talked about bloggers, some people might argue that they are not dead and that they have simply evolved… Like Pokémon. Some will go on to say that YouTubers are the new bloggers. So, apparently no person that had an occupation or vocation before becoming a […]

Technology, Mobile Phones, and Narrative

Technology, Mobile Phones, and Narrative

Technology, virtual reality, mobile telephony are examples of devices that people created to banish loneliness. For example, in the fictional village featured in the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (the story about a family where everyone has the same nickname and name etc.), the plot would have been totally […]

Love, Relationships and Technology

Love, Relationships and Technology

In an era of technology, smartphones, virtual reality, augmented reality, apps like Pokémon Go and such, one no longer observes the historical troubles or misunderstandings that arose from having to set up a meeting and/or meeting point with one’s friends or one’s date a few days in advance. Some people […]

Internet and Sharing

Internet and Sharing

The Internet can serve as a way of maintaining horizontality in society. What happens when governments start intervening? A protocol, speaking in computer terms, is a set of common rules computers share to communicate with each other through a network (be it a home network, a university one, or the Internet […]

Internet and the Death of Blogs

Internet and the Death of Blogs

In 2005, in the United States, for the first time in recorded history, a blogger was killed. Given that in those days blogs (Twitter and Facebook were not around yet) were still popular, the news appeared all over the press: “Do Dead Bloggers Go to Heaven?” was among the most […]

Technology, Mobile Devices, and Perception of Reality

Technology, Mobile Devices, and Perception of Reality

If mobile phones had existed a few decades or centuries ago, what would have happened to literature, plots, and the development of characters? What if there had been a mobile device in the pocket of the protagonist? Not an old device embedded in a wall, but a smartphone, as they are […]

Technology and Satellites

Technology and Satellites

Access to culture has always been a sign of division among members of the various societies that have developed throughout history. We know different economic systems, but none had as quick and furious development as capitalism. Since the Industrial Revolution, the increase of the productive forces has multiplied exponentially all […]