Returning to writing after a gap


All Writings, Blog, Observations

There is the possibility for greater communication through writing – much of it finding efficacy and peace due to privacy. Social networking seems to have put all that used to remain private out in the open. Maybe, there is still a getting used to this and a regaining of balance.

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March 7, 2019

Think Big Sunday with Marsha


All Writings, Blog

For the past few weeks, I have been participating every weekend in a campaign organized by Brand Influencer, Marsha Wright.  It goes by the hashtag   #ThinkBIGSundayWithMarsha  The experience of interacting with others, the opportunity of sharing some ideas valuable to me, seeing the contributions of others, and at the end of it all being able […]

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July 15, 2018

Does social networking encourage jumping to conclusions?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

What is Jumping to conclusions? Jumping to conclusions (officially the jumping conclusion bias, often abbreviated as JTC, and also referred to as the inference-observation confusion[1]) is a psychological term referring to a communication obstacle where one “judge[s] or decide[s] something without having all the facts; to reach unwarranted conclusions”.[2][3] In other words, “when I fail to distinguish between what I […]

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April 4, 2018

Constructive use of social networking data through transparency


All Writings

Transparency has taken on a new meaning in our day.  It is not only limited to what a person reveals online, but also how the revealed information is collected, inter-connected, and used to derive conclusions regarding that person.  The ones doing all this work also need to show transparency, thereby revealing their motives and intentions […]

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March 20, 2018

The Guardian’s Cambridge Analytica & Facebook data story


All Writings, Government, Individual, Press This, Psychology, Society

The algorithm used in the Facebook data breach trawled though personal data for information on sexual orientation, race, gender – and even intelligence and childhood trauma Source: How Cambridge Analytica turned Facebook ‘likes’ into a lucrative political tool | Technology | The Guardian Public data has become a means of dispassionately looking at humanity for […]

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March 18, 2018