The Weaponization of Social Media

The Weaponization of Social Media

We Are All Globally Connected: Because we are all globally connected news junkies, this war is being played out in real-time on social media. Everyone has a phone and most everyone has access to social media. It’s as if you’re right there in the middle of all the fighting. Live …..

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It’s a Social Media War

Because we are all globally connected news junkies, the Ukraine war is being played out in real-time on all across the internet. It’s as if you’re right there in the middle of all the fighting.  On VOCM’s Morning Show I discuss the implications of social media and how it factors …..

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How Digital Media Fuels Our Moral Compass

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss how new technologies change the expression of moral outrage and its many social consequences.

Moral Outrage In The Digital Age

Moral Outrage In The Digital Age

Most of us, at some point or another, have experienced a sense of moral outrage: at, say, a politician’s behavior, a crime, or from someone they met or something they read. Back in the days before the internet, we might have expressed that outrage at the dinner table, perhaps we …..

Are Notifications Stressing You Out?

Are Notifications Stressing You Out?

No doubt, you’ve got lots of apps installed on your phone. Maybe several messaging apps, popular social media ones, the aspirational workout program or two, notes, to-dos, more games than you would like to admit, and of course the obligatory texting and email apps.  Chances are, one of them just …..

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Backtalk With Pete Soucy – Social Media Detox

BackTalk on VOCM is a daily talk show highlighting the latest topics on the minds of Newfoundlanders. On this call we discuss ways to detox from your technology in order to find a healthier balance with social media.

Can You Really Trust The People You Meet Online?

Can You Really Trust The People You Meet Online?

Online communication has become an integral part of most of our lives, and yet many people continue to view those they meet or communicate with on the Internet with suspicion and apprehension. Based on a new study conducted by a team of researchers and published in the journal “Computers in …..

Warning: Taking Selfies May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Warning: Taking Selfies May Be Hazardous to Your Health

How far would you go to snap the perfect selfie? In an effort to make themselves stand out from the crowd and get more likes on social media people are literally dying to get that special shot. This year alone has seen a disturbing rash of serious injuries and even …..

BOTS And Kid’s Messaging Apps

BOTS And Kid’s Messaging Apps

Teenagers are increasingly moving their digital social lives from physical public places where their parents could keep a watchful eye on them to smartphone messaging apps, giving them nearly complete privacy in their social lives. To parents, many of whom are unknowledgeable about technology that they rely on their children …..

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