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Is the web taking us hostage?

Throughout the history of mankind, many were the discoveries and inventions that changed the face of the universe – the wheel, electricity, Penicillin; it’s hard to even imagine what life would be without them. Internet, which the Britons consider the fifth most important invention of all time, according to a study published last year in the Daily Telegraph, belongs to that category of inventions that have altered our lives irreversibly.

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Facebook: disconnecting people?

As part of an assignment, this blog was supposed to be about, broadly speaking, London, and anything that can be related to it. Since I’ve already been marked on that, I’ve decided to develop this blog a bit more.

Fear not, the main focus of it will still be London; however, I’ll be adding other types of posts from time to time, i.e. about current events, or themes that interest and/or are important to me. This one falls into that category.

Many articles have been written about Facebook, its creator Mark Zuckerberg, what’s good and what’s bad about it, and its consequences in our society. What fascinates me most about the social network par excellence is how it affects communication between us, human beings, that spend hours a day behind a computer talking and sharing things about our life on the internet.

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