#CYBERCULTURE: Facebook Adds New Feature- Gives Priority To Contents From Friends

by Rachel Ogbu Due to a significant increase in the number of content people now share on Facebook, the social network site has decided to tweaked its News Feed algorithms giving more attention to posts by people on your friend list. “The impact of these changes on your page’s distribution will vary considerably depending on the composition […]

CYBERCULTURE: Safer Internet Day 2015

By Rachel Ogbu On Tuesday, Safer Internet Day 2015 was celebrated (10th February). This year’s celebration being the 12th annual celebration was tagged with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together.’ The UK Safer Internet Centre organised the celebration which saw more than 800 organisations involved in the UK and over a hundred countries participate to help promote the safe, responsible and […]

CYBERCULTURE: #IHaveDecided hashtag trending on Twitter

by Rachel Ogbu Young Nigerians gearing up for the 2015 general elections are using social media tools to participate in civic responsibility and partake in democracy. Using the hashtag #IHaveDecided, youths around the country- mostly in Lagos are speaking up on their decision to seek, support and vote for good governance, transparency and transformation. Read what people […]

CYBERCULTURE: Robert Pattinson’s “girlfriend” #FKA twigs responds to racist abuse on Twitter

by Rachel Ogbu 28 year old Twilight actor Robert Pattinson’s “girlfriend” FKA twigs – real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett was the victim of racist abuse on Twitter recently after photographs showing both of them holding hands went public. One twitter user with the handle; @hxzscurls, wrote: ‘you’re like a monkey, really i can’t believe that […]

CYBERCULTURE: “#internet poses one of the greatest threats to our existence”- AU web to be monitored

by Rachel Ogbu Journalists and whistleblowers in Australia could now face up to 10 years’ jail if they are found guilty for disclosing classified information. Courtesy new anti-terrorism bills which are tougher than ever and has powered the domestic spy agency ASIO to be able to monitor the entire Australian Internet with just one warrant. […]

CYBERCULTURE: Internet Freedom? Not so much as Beijing campaigns against the spread of online ‘rumours’

by Rachel Ogbu The Internet might be an open space free for all to express themselves but in recent times, the government has began to make conscious efforts to step in and come down on individuals and co-operations guilty of violating laws in the “real world.” China is leading the lot on government regulations to […]