Reflection on a Work Vs Uni project

During this process, I came across different challenges, most of which included time constraints and getting the correct information from my participants. During focus groups and interviews the topics tended to go away from my research project and I had to use prompt question to get the topic back on track. Meaning a lot of … Continue reading Reflection on a Work Vs Uni project

University VS Work – a research project

As a current university student that constantly faces the challenges of balancing the schedules and workloads of work and university, I've noticed that this balance can be hard to achieve and the implications of each tend to affect the other. Its for this reason I've decided to conduct a research project: 'To explore BCM(communications and media) students … Continue reading University VS Work – a research project

Internet of Things

Information networks, mobile connectivity and big data have come together to result in an 'internet of things'. Imagining a world where everything is connected to the internet is normally portrayed as dystopian, and killer robots are imminent. But what are the real possibilities for IoT?  Smart home The desire to wake up to the … Continue reading Internet of Things

The Invisible Battlefield

War with weapons and military has become a thing of the past, the greatest threat has evolved into Cyberwarfare, an 'invisible battlefield'. Why build a missile when you can hire a hacker. For example, the recent terror attacks in paris were offline but were appropriated into online attacks by putting malware in 'support' images … Continue reading The Invisible Battlefield

Protest to Movement

Social networks have created many revolutions in connectivity, one of the main revolutions being able to share opinions to mass amounts of people, generate a response and create support easily and very quickly all over the world. Online activists loop on social networks Applying to the beginning author, their audiences, audiences remediations and their audiences and … Continue reading Protest to Movement

Be there, even when your not

Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and Snapchat are four common examples of citizen journalism collecting random information into a specific online place. Data aggregation has generated a mass conversion in the way individuals receive information and how we interact with that information.   Traditional information sources such as journalists, news articles, and news tv programs are unable … Continue reading Be there, even when your not