Internet’s Impacts

Like any power tool, the Internet can help or hurt us. We need to learns new skills to master it! This category has case studies of the geopolitical incidents aflame on the Internet, and the net results.

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How To Spot A Twitter Troll

Western governments use trolls on social media to mold our minds. Here’s how to find them.

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A look behind the curtain at secrets of internet advertising

Summary: Here is a look behind the curtain at the advertising that supports the internet. The coding and software that controls the advertising controls much of what we see. The internet — the information superhighway — has become a major source of information for most Americans. Those that control it, control us. Sometimes that control …

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The online bubble is bursting. Ask why this keeps happening to us.

Summary; Slowly people begin to see that the third investment bubble has begin to burst, as in the report below about ad-supported online industries. It’s too soon to see the scale of the bubble, or do more than guess at the consequences. But we can understand these bubbles, why they repeat, and make it the …

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Stratfor: Iran’s mullahs and the Saudi Princes fight to control the internet

Summary:  Next in this series looking the Saudi Princes’ attempts to cope with the 21st century, we share Stratfor’s analysis of how the Princes and Iran’s mullahs (aka ruhani) are responding to their irresistible common enemy — the internet, and especially social media. “Information wants to be free”” — Stewart Brand told Steve Wozniak at …

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