Sep 07, 2018
The rapid rise of digital technology has brought many naysayers and doomsday preachers who say it is killing meaningful communication. On one level, they have a point. Even at dinner these days everyone’s guaranteed to have their phones out. When we look closer, however, it...
Aug 21, 2018
Guess the average time to download a 5GB movie using WiFi in Jamaica? More than an hour, says a global broadband speed assessment. Conducted in 200 countries, 25 from Caricom, the assessment recorded download speeds from June 2017 to May 2018. It is the most detailed analysis...
Aug 16, 2018
In this age of ubiquitous social media, what are the implications of sharing? Well, even the short answer would have to mention that they can be complicated. In 1993, South African Kevin Carter photographed a starving Sudanese child who collapsed on his way to a feeding centre. In...
Jun 29, 2018
Instagram was born in 2010 as a simple photo sharing app whose core tenet was that all the photos were square. Now owned by Facebook, Instagram – a portmanteau of ‘instant camera’ and ‘telegram’ – has grown into a social media giant 800 million...
Jun 20, 2018
Football is well regarded for its egalitarian character; the game can be enjoyed whether you’re rich or poor, young or old. But what if you’re a woman? Well, that’s where your football aficionado status comes into disrepute. As the World Cup heats up, male...