All posts tagged: technology

empathy

How Technology Can Help Create Empathy

1. Explore the human condition Social media, although at times forces users to trawl through banal updates about every day life, there is a lot of dialogue which highlights how people feel. Perhaps these are people that you wouldn’t necessarily meet in your day-to-day life, yet they share their stories on an open platform. Their stories sit there waiting to be read, to gain some attention and maybe, just maybe, be understood. With this, we can learn how someone on the other side of the world is feeling, and add this as a reminder that we understand, if only a little, the lives of others. 2. Anonymity We’ve all undoubtedly got a range of odd usernames. The weirdest one I have is “bozzeyed”. I don’t really know what that means, but with my moniker, I feel a little more at ease when wanting to express my opinions online. Of course, we’ve all come across trolls, or other people/bots who are purely inflammatory, but, nestled among the hateful comments, are people who are trying to voice …

selfie humour

The Multiple Uses of the Selfie Stick

Oh, how lovely, you’ve gotten yourself a selfie stick. What’s that? Of course it’s terribly inconvenient to ask people to take a photo of you, and yes, they can be dangerous criminals who want nothing more than to steal your phone. Those 97 snapshots you took this morning of your omelette are incredibly sought after on the foodstagram market. So yes, having your selfie stick is much more trustworthy. But there are many other applications for your selfie stick. Your selfie stick kind of looks like an antennae from an analogue television set. Perhaps you can glue it on your head. You can make a career as a mobile reception unit. People needing better reception could call you up and you could spend time in their homes while they adjust your antennae till they get their set picture right. Expelliarmus! You could channel your inner-wizard and use it as a wand. Those annual tri-wizard tournaments your frat-house hosts won’t know what hit them. Plus you can take photos the entire time.  And if there just so …