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by Eden Solarik – Date: August 29, 2022 @10:42 am

We have made some changes to how we reference sources in our articles. Formerly, we used hyperlinked footnote numbers in brackets, as well as a reference list at the bottom of the page. We found this was not the most accessible way to reference sources online—footnotes are not ideal for screen readers. An example of […]

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by Ozioma Nwabuikwu – Date: June 22, 2022 @4:38 am

Guest Post by Ozioma Nwabuikwu Over 4 billion [1] people around the world are on social media, and almost half of them use TikTok.[2] This is just one example of how rapid advancements in communication technology over the past few decades have increased access to information. With this access comes an increased need for information and that’s where content […]

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by Sydney Brogden – Date: June 22, 2022 @4:40 am

Guest Post by Sydney Brogden What do fake news, clickbait, misinformation, and yellow journalism all have in common? They all fit under the broader umbrella of bullshit (BS). BS is communication that demonstrates little or no concern for truth, evidence, or established…knowledge” [1]. This implies that BS-ing is more about the impression the communication creates […]

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by Olenna Hardie – Date: June 1, 2022 @2:19 pm

The Rise of the Digital Worker: How Digital Labour Platforms are Changing the Future of Work Guest Post by Olenna Hardie Imagine you’re browsing the internet, looking for a job, and an ad catches your eye: Be your own boss! Choose your hours! Work from anywhere! You click through and end up on a site […]

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by Maitreyi Bodkhe – Date: June 1, 2022 @2:19 pm

Building Your Digital Avatar Using LinkedIn Guest Post by Maitreyi Bodkhe After more than a year of Zoom school and professors encouraging everyone to turn on their cameras, I’ve spent a lot of time pondering my social media usage and digital identity. One of my favorite pandemic activities has been creating quirky Zoom backgrounds for […]

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