The “M Word” and Internet Controversy

As I have covered in several of my previous blogposts, the Internet is rapidly transforming various aspects of our everyday life. It should be evident now to our readers, that the Internet, and especially Web 2.0. technologies like social media, have changed the way we interact with each other, share our inner thoughts and communicate…

Mother (Monster) Knows Better

“A safe and accepting space for members to gather, create, share and inspire others… Welcome home, Little Monsters. Remember to be brave, be tolerant, and be original.” (LittleMonsters.com community description) In March 2012, pop idol and worldwide sensation, Lady Gaga and her team, Haus of Gaga, launched the first celebrity-centered online community under the name…

Pixels Can Hurt (More Than Actions)

“You can’t physically hurt somebody through cyber bullying , but you can definitely hurt your feelings. You can say many hurtful things and make you feel really sad, because you’re in your own safe place. You’re in your home.”(a 10 year old boy quoted by Mishna, Saini and Solomon) [1].   It is a well…

Design Proposal for a Social Media Service

Project: Classified Designing an application is surely not an easy task. Especially if you take into consideration how many people have tried in the past to design the next best thing, only to have it crashed and burned during the process. When we were asked to design, implement and test a mobile application, feeling of…