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Gen Y, social media & critical thinking: Developing skills schools neglect

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 6:53PM UTC Comments Off South Korea schoolchildren. Pic: AP

Today's youth are spending increasing amounts of time communicating and interacting online. Parents and teachers often bemoan the younger generations’ addiction to social media. It is frequently considered a waste of time, but is this time spent online really wasted? Could students actually be benefitting from playing Facebook, Line and Twitter? Well there is an argument that the time students spend playing Facebook is actually time invested in the development of the higher level thinking skills which they will need to succeed in our future society....

Thailand’s junta extends censorship with mass online surveillance

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 8:12AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

Thailand’s ruling military junta is further tightening its grip on the public discourse by heightening its censorship measures, going as far as reportedly implementing widespread surveillance of Thai Internet users. The new measure seeks to crush criticism at the military government and  to crack down on anything that is deemed insulting to the royal institution – also known as lèse majesté....

Thailand junta reactivates ‘cyber scout’ program to curb online dissent

By Thu, Aug 07, 2014 9:10AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

In late 2010, the Thai Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) launched the so-called 'cyber scout' program aimed to recruit students and young people to monitor online content that could be deemed potentially offensive, especially to Thailand's monarchy. Now, the military junta is re-introducing the project....

Thai military junta tightens grip on media, issues gag order (UPDATE)

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:30AM UTC Comments Off This photo taken off the TV screen shows the blue screen with military crests that replaced all TV programming in Thailand last month. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s military government has further tightened its grip on the country’s media by banning criticism of the junta, threatening to shut down the offending media outlet and legal consequences. The edict came at a time when probably not many were listening. On Friday night, shortly after the weekly, self-adulating TV address by army chief and...

Stay Engaged with Social Media at Liberty University

By Thu, Jul 03, 2014 12:44AM UTC Comments Off Stay Engaged with Social Media at Liberty University

Whether it be Instagram, Twitter, Google +, or LinkedIn, students are Liberty University remain continually engaged and influential in social media.  LU was ranked in the top twenty most influential colleges on Instagram and in the top thirty most engaged colleges in social media. If you want to remain an active part of the world...

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