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“Big data is people” by Rebecca Lemov

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Jul 2016

“Big data is people” by Rebecca Lemov

We live in the ‘petabyte era’ defined by the rapid generation of massive amounts of data. It is important to keep in mind that the source of all this new data is in fact us. The so-called ‘big data’ that experts and companies use on a daily basis for their ads, research and strategies is generated by our everyday activities, and can be traced back to almost everything that we do. In our modern technological world, those with the ‘know-how’ can track just about every move that we make through our phones, bank cards, our cars, and even the pages...

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Head to Head: The Girl Without A Sound

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Apr 2016

Head to Head: The Girl Without A Sound

‘Representation matters, so little black girls need stories written about them, for them. If we don’t use our words and use them loudly, we remain invisible.’ This is the essence of The Girl Without A Sound, ‘a message of hope for all women of colour to keep searching for our voices, to fight to be heard and to use them loudly to implement change. It is a call to action.’ So insists storyteller, actress, activist and playwright, Buhle Ngaba (25), visionary and author behind the whirlwind journey that culminated in The Girl Without A Sound. It’s the playful, brave, passionate and powerful tale of a young, black...

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No Butts: breaking the habit

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Apr 2016

No Butts: breaking the habit

As you may have gathered from the last post, quitting smoking can be tough. But, it doesn’t have to be. And it’s got a lot less to do with the cigarettes themselves than we think. Nicotine is addictive, but smoking is 10% nicotine and 90% habit. After just 3 days all nicotine is out of your body. In other words, if you make it 3 days you can be smoke-free for a lifetime; the rest is just you against your habit. “If you want to achieve your goals, don’t focus on them”. That’s Reggie Rivers’ advice at least. It seems illogical, it’s the...

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