2018/09/19: Ten years from now, we might look back at the emergence of social media as a part of humanity’s growing-up – a time that created social divisions, anxiety and restlessness and which damaged the health and well-being of many. Until then, maybe it’s best to put our smartphones down – or at least switch them off a little more often.
Many experts say digital life will continue to expand people's boundaries and opportunities. Yet nearly a third think that people's overall well-being will be
CICERO once said that "Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable desire to see the truth." These days it would be truer to talk of an insatiable desire to check our e-mail and Twitter accounts, and to play a few games of Candy Crush Saga (as a British parliamentarian was recently caught doing during a committee meeting).
In 1997, Douglas Rushkoff boldly predicted the emergence a new caste of tech-literate adolescents. He argued that the children of his day would soon blossom into "screenagers", endowed with effortless
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In a study, students who showed signs of depression tended to use the Internet differently from those who showed no symptoms of depression.