University of Edinburgh: Experts assess digital impact on Muslim lives

University of Edinburgh: Experts assess digital impact on Muslim lives. “Experts will seek to build a clearer picture of the way online platforms are affecting traditional structures within Islam across the continent…. Researchers say that while digital platforms have strengthened ties among Europe’s Muslim communities, this has widened inter-generational differences within these groups.”

The Verge: Your internet life needs a Feeds Reboot — here’s how to do it

The Verge: Your internet life needs a Feeds Reboot — here’s how to do it. “Odds are, some of what’s in your feeds — the creators on YouTube, the out-there old friends on Facebook, the inescapable dance crazes on your TikTok For You page — is the result of something you commented on, liked, or just happened to watch many months or years ago. The reboot gives you a chance to start fresh, to declare to the internet that you are no longer the person you once were, and to take more control over the algorithms that run so much of your life.”

Social Media: Use of social media is taking place both online and offline

ScienceDaily: Use of social media is taking place both online and offline. “Social media has changed how people interact. However, social media use is neither static or specifically linked to certain platforms. Emerging technical capabilities, changes in lifestyle and time management as well as the increasing possibilities to engage in online and offline interaction simultaneously affect our use of social media.”

TechCrunch: That time I got locked out of my Google account for a month

TechCrunch: That time I got locked out of my Google account for a month. “How much of your digital life would you lose if you lost a single password? Without it, you are locked out and the cold reality of using free cloud services like Google is that you don’t have a human arbiter to help you. If you think back to earlier times where, say you lost your bank book, your local banker probably knew who you were and could help you navigate the process of getting it replaced. When you lose your password, it’s not that simple — as I found out.”