Category Archives: Internet and Social Network

Dopamine’s role” and Internet addiction

When someone shows interest in something we've posted on a social network, we feel happy about it. Why? The brain releases dopamine – the so-called "pleasure and reward hormone" – whenever we receive gratification or positive stimuli (such as eating our favorite food, listening to good music, cooling off in the pool, etc.). This feeling…
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Proliferation of family businesses on Instagram

Since Instagram came on the social media scene back in 2010, many families have begun using this app to put their businesses on the map. These small businesses are usually run by women who have families and have a particular talent in some manual craft that easily attracts consumers. While many might consider it to…
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“Track your happiness”: an app that can gauge mental health?

Since humanity’s creation, we have sought happiness. It’s a state of being acquired by a person who is "fully satisfied" with themselves and with the world around them, despite their problems, their fragilities, their own pain and that of those around them... This incessant search often leads us down the wrong path. How many times…
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Catcalling: when a “compliment” turns into harassment

Catcalling is an English term that means you literally call a cat, but in vernacular, “catcalling” is nothing more than verbal harassment directed primarily at women – typically in public areas like on the street, in shopping centers, on public transit, etc. – such as unwanted comments, indecent gestures, whistling, chasing, persistent sexual advances, and…
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Signal, a Messaging App That Finally Protects Our Privacy?

Privacy, which was the main focus of popular Peter Weir’s film, The Truman Show, is now at risk on the internet. What we search on Google, our location, our reviews, our purchases, and so on… can generate a frame of personal data that is enticing to third parties. Signal, a new messaging app, has just…
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We are social: the 2021 report

How much have we been online recently? Has there been an increased use of electronic devices? Which countries are more connected in a “virtual world”? This year We Are Social, in collaboration with Hootsuite, came out with a Report on the digital behaviors of users globally. We would first like to point out the increase…
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THE ELDERLY AND THE ILL: THE FRAGILITY THAT MAKES THEM PRECIOUS

Is old age really the age when one must “lower one's sails,” as Dante Alighieri said? We know that the Western world is aging. Scholars tell us that the birth rate is continuously decreasing, while the elderly age group is growing. And yet these statistics, which should make us aware and considerate of everyone, juxtapose…
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