People’s experiences of the web have long varied, with connection speeds, social media preferences, and differing levels of tech literacy all affecting the ways they browse. But how might rising digital inequalities and geo-political tensions cause the online landscape to splinter even further?
Tiring of Big Tech, Gen Zers are seeking out alternative platforms. Members of Gen Z Mafia are building the tech world they want to see from the ground up. Since its launch, users include college and high school students, founders, and young employees at tech companies and start-ups.
The surge in screen-time sparked by COVID-19 has left some people mentally and emotionally fatigued. Yet online habits don’t have to be defined by ‘doomscrolling’ and unrealistic social feeds. How can ‘digital gardens’ facilitate a calmer and more cooperative way to interact on the web?
An abundance of new content is what sets Netflix apart from other streaming services. In an attempt to expand its global audience base, it’s acquiring local content, dubbing and subtitling a significant amount of its offering, and creating targeted ads with local talent speaking the local language.
Dismissed as creepy at best and dangerous at worst, Snapchat’s Snap Map enables users to share their real-time locations. Although the feature was universally panned, it’s been instrumental in documenting social unrest and helping protesters organize without relying on media.