Digital Awareness

It’s likely we all know someone who has unfortunately shared inaccurate information on social media, or on a WhatsApp group.
It’s likely we all know someone who has unfortunately shared inaccurate information on social media, or on a WhatsApp group.
Fake News: How to deal with misinformation
Fake News: How to deal with misinformation
14 April 2020

We are living in a different world compared to just three months ago. Critical parts of our lives have been uprooted and turned upside down, which has led to a further spiral of worry and stress. We want to be helpful, so we tend to share information that comforts and reassures us - however, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s accurate, and in fact, it often contributes to the growing uncertainty.

Cloud computing means storing information over the Internet, rather than on your computer’s hard drive. It can reduce costs of storage, and is potentially unlimited in scale.
Cloud computing means storing information over the Internet, rather than on your computer’s hard drive. It can reduce costs of storage, and is potentially unlimited in scale.
Technologies transforming the world: Part two
Technologies transforming the world: Part two
4 February 2020

In part one, we observed five rapidly-developing technologies being regarded as potentially transformative. Here we take a look at four more innovations having a significant impact on the world of today and tomorrow.

Geographic information systems (GIS) allow us to visualise data by analysing its spatial location.
Geographic information systems (GIS) allow us to visualise data by analysing its spatial location.
Technologies transforming the world: Part one
Technologies transforming the world: Part one
29 January 2020

We have seen rapid technological progress in the last decade. Society has made advancements in energy efficiency, image recognition, and natural language processing, among many other fields. These technological advancements suggest substantial changes to come for our society in the months and years ahead. 

While each of the industrial revolutions were significant in their own right, Industry 4.0 is seen as more profoundly impacting human life, blurring the lines between physical, digital, and biological.
While each of the industrial revolutions were significant in their own right, Industry 4.0 is seen as more profoundly impacting human life, blurring the lines between physical, digital, and biological.
Industry 4.0 and future trends
Industry 4.0 and future trends
24 September 2019

It’s become an oft repeated cliché that we live in times of exponential change, driven by disruptive technologies, shifting global politics, changing human behaviour, and newly emerging social norms. And yet, as we enter the era of the fourth industrial revolution, we may be witnessing the greatest amount of change ever seen in a single human lifetime. 

Technology has unlocked countless opportunities for students looking to get ahead in today’s world of rapid change; (From top to bottom) Sana Lakdawala, Zain Bhanji, and Azima Dhanjee.
Technology has unlocked countless opportunities for students looking to get ahead in today’s world of rapid change; (From top to bottom) Sana Lakdawala, Zain Bhanji, and Azima Dhanjee.
Young Ismailis prepare for a digitised world
Young Ismailis prepare for a digitised world
29 August 2019

With the growth of artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and social media, young Ismailis around the world are preparing themselves to be at the forefront of newly emerging fields of endeavour. 

Logical thinking, emotional intelligence, and adaptability to change can help prepare us for the technically advanced world of the future.
Logical thinking, emotional intelligence, and adaptability to change can help prepare us for the technically advanced world of the future.
The future of work: Three skills to acquire
The future of work: Three skills to acquire
29 August 2019

Due to advances in technology, the landscape of work and jobs has changed significantly in the last 30 years. Some industries have progressed rapidly, while others have declined, which has shifted and disrupted standards of living and career aspirations. As the relationship between virtual and real becomes ever more blurred, how can we prepare for the next 30 years?

Current social media practices are creating a generation dissatisfied with their own lifestyle while battling a ‘Fear of Missing Out.’
Current social media practices are creating a generation dissatisfied with their own lifestyle while battling a ‘Fear of Missing Out.’
If it isn’t on Instagram, did it happen?
If it isn’t on Instagram, did it happen?
7 August 2019

In October 2015, Essena O’Neill, a popular Instagram Influencer, deleted 2000 pictures from her profile in what appeared to be a crisis of conscience. Having counted over half a million followers, and living many young peoples’ dream life, she eventually came to realise that the so-called ‘real world’ was a better place to spend her time.

When we access the Internet, on desktops, tablets, or smartphones, we may be at risk of fraudulent activity, which can present itself in a number of different ways.
When we access the Internet, on desktops, tablets, or smartphones, we may be at risk of fraudulent activity, which can present itself in a number of different ways.
Online fraud: Protecting yourself when using the Internet
Online fraud: Protecting yourself when using the Internet
25 May 2019

Earlier this month, a vulnerability in the popular messaging service WhatsApp was discovered, which allowed hackers to install spyware though a voice call. This illicit software was capable of accessing calls, texts, and other data; even activating the phone’s microphone and camera. WhatsApp’s owner, Facebook, released an update in response, but it was already too late for some.

It is possible to coexist in a healthy way in both actual and virtual communities so long as balance is maintained and lines of communication remain open.
It is possible to coexist in a healthy way in both actual and virtual communities so long as balance is maintained and lines of communication remain open.
Coexisting in two worlds: Young people and the Internet
Coexisting in two worlds: Young people and the Internet
24 March 2019

In today’s age, children are born into the world and in many cases the first thing they are exposed to by their parents is a smartphone to capture and share their newborn images. This is often an indication of things to come, where electronic devices become a consistent part of their lives. The presence of such devices mean that children are going online at a younger age, but what implications could this have?

In this age of constant connectivity, there is both an expectation and perhaps a desire to always be contactable, in a plethora of ways.
In this age of constant connectivity, there is both an expectation and perhaps a desire to always be contactable, in a plethora of ways.
Are you ‘connected’? The Internet and its potential impact on health
Are you ‘connected’? The Internet and its potential impact on health
26 February 2019

It is estimated that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, were using the Internet. While the Internet has brought about many positive changes, there have also been some undesirable effects of its growth and increased usage.

Our days can become inundated by frivolous scrolling through endless social media feeds, and responding to a constant stream of messages.
Our days can become inundated by frivolous scrolling through endless social media feeds, and responding to a constant stream of messages.
How the Internet has changed us
How the Internet has changed us
17 January 2019

The digital age has changed our lives in many parts of the world, inextricably tethering them to the Internet for the simplest to the most sophisticated of tasks. In the first of a new series of articles on how to use digital media safely, Altaf Jiwa outlines the role that the Internet and social media have come to play in our daily lives.

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