Lifestyle, Science and Technology

Do We Really Want a Dislike Button?

Remember a few years ago when people couldn't stop talking about how Facebook needs a dislike button? Facebook have decided to listen, and I can’t help but wonder “why?” According to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the button will enable users to easily express empathy when a friend posts about a negative event which users wouldn't feel comfortable liking,… Continue reading Do We Really Want a Dislike Button?

Geek Culture

Reclaiming the Word “Nerd”

Growing up, the words "nerd" or "geek" have always had negative connotations. It was never a compliment, a personality quirk to be praised: no-one ever said "I wish I was as nerdy as you" or looked for a nerdy person to befriend. To some people, being a nerd or a geek means someone unlikeable, unpopular and strange,… Continue reading Reclaiming the Word “Nerd”