The internet is bigger and more helpful today than it has ever been. The expansion of the internet has led to people being able to find anything or do anything that they want without leaving the comfort of their home. Many people rely on the internet in their everyday life to text family, play video games, or even to buy food. This is mainly because of the impact that Covid-19 had on the world as a whole. With just about the whole world being on lockdown, nobody could leave their home to work or go to school. With that problem…


Gaming is a worldwide phenomenon that gets bigger everyday with the expansion and creativity of technology. People of all ages and genders take part of it. People as young as 3 years old and people as old as 70 years old really enjoy the satisfaction of playing games. I think using gaming to help learn is a great idea. Fostering a safe environment for kids to learn and have fun using video games will be very tricky though. If the game is offline then it will be totally safe for those kids, but if the game is online then things…


When it comes down to pushing your opinion on things activism is a great way to do it, but an easier way to do it is online activism. Online activism is the use of technology to push for things that they believe in. Online activism comes in many forms such as online petitions, blogs, social media posts, etc.. In article called, “Activism in the social media age” the author say, “ This month marks the fifth anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag”. Without inline activism I think that the Black Lives Matter movement wouldn’t be as popular as it is today…


Amazon’s product Alexa, is very common in households around America. Many people use them to do everyday chores in the house like turning the lights on or playing music. According to a Washington Post article, she does all of these things at the sound of your voice. All you have to say is “Alexa” and follow that with what you want her to do. That comes with a cost though. Since she is always on the lookout for the word, “Alexa” she listens to everything. So if you say “Alexa” but wasn’t talking to her she will still listen and…


I think that adults’ identity isn’t really affected by online contexts as younger people. Adults grew up with little to no internet so they were shaped by things they did at home and school. While the younger generation grew up with social media so it influenced them to “fit in” with what the social media thought was normal. A lot of adults don’t use social media and the ones they do change very little because you’re usually impacted the most when you are still developing as a child. There are few adults that their identity is developed by the internet…


Age is considered a predominant factor in successful engagement with technology because people that were born late enough to be immersed in technology from the day they were born. Older people weren’t born with the ability to learn how to use technology. They made a comparison that compared it to learning a new language. If you’re younger and are immersed in a 2nd language then it will come easy to you. On the other hand if you get immersed in a 2nd language it’s harder for you to catch on because your mind is already set on a language.

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Justin Walley

Freshman college student @The University of Minnesota

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