Finding our way out of ‘quick and dirty’ social media
Dr Samantha Marsh explains why we need to be wary of drawing definitive conclusions from single studies on social media that appear to ‘let us off the hook’.
Twitter’s political ad ban an empty gesture
If Twitter were truly serious about the need to ‘focus efforts on the root problems’ of internet communications, they’d be better off working to counter the plague of bots and racist discourse on their platform.
Methane-detecting satellite run from NZ
The new satellite, which will begin by focusing on the oil and gas industry, will be able to detect methane emissions even on individual farms or facilities.
How 5G could unleash a productivity quantum leap
Torrents of super fast data with edge computing could unlock a much-needed productivity surge for NZ’s businesses and governments, Bernard Hickey explains.
What we can learn from measuring the internet
University of Auckland research finds the science of internet measurement has helped demystify many unexplored aspects of social media and other user behaviour.
The flurry and futility of 5G protests
From Nelson to Mangawhai, Facebook groups opposed to 5G in their community are springing up but local options to stop 5G appear limited.
Why does Facebook want its own currency?
Dr John Williams looks behind Facebook’s ‘smokescreen’ to discuss why the company would really want to create its own currency.
Blockchain and the technology of truth
Dr Olivier Jutel goes deep on blockchain, explaining why we should be cognisant of sweeping ideological claims masquerading as the technology of truth.