Be informed, stay sane: How to stay informed while avoiding media hysteria

Photo by Giulia May on Unsplash What's hoarding toilet papers got to do a fatal flu virus outbreak? Good ol’ media. Imagine this. The year is 2020. A flu virus, the deadliest in history, by the name of coronavirus has infected and wiped out 99.9 percent of the world's population. At the same time, aliens… Continue reading Be informed, stay sane: How to stay informed while avoiding media hysteria

Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

Photo by visuals on Unsplash Do you ever read, watch, or see something extremely outrages online, be it a Facebook post, a YouTube video, or a comment on a blog article, and feel greatly irritated and annoyed? There have been many times where I have come across such content online that elicit strong negative emotions… Continue reading Extreme world views often only exist online, and what to *actually* think of Donald Trump

On the Attention Economy: How and Why Big Data is Hijacking Your Mind

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash In 1997, Michael H. Goldhaber penned in Wired magazine, “the currency of the New Economy won't be money, but attention – A radical theory of value” [1]. The article was titled Attention Shoppers! Almost exactly a decade after Goldhaber’s “radical theory” on the attention economy, the first iPhone would… Continue reading On the Attention Economy: How and Why Big Data is Hijacking Your Mind