Google has a massive market share which is reflective of it’s huge influence on society. Therefore, naturally, many people have questioned whether Google has been abusing it’s power over the Internet and exploiting Google search engine users for it’s own benefit since it has the potential to quite easily do so. Recently, the European Commission accused Google of breaching antitrust laws (more on this later) which resulted in a large fine for the company. But, this fine was nothing more than a tiny fraction of Google’s total net worth… Nevertheless, it is a step towards taming these large companies and ensuring that they act in order to protect the interests of their consumers.
Today has been a day full of travel for me so I’ve had the time to listen to a few different podcasts which have given me some ideas for blog posts – fantastic! The first concept which really struck me and which I hadn’t thought much of in the past was the fact that the activity of sending emails may not be as productive as we think it is. A lot of people complain about their lack of availability due to the mass of emails they feel the need to filter through and respond to; however, does reading and sending emails really count as a constructive task? Maybe not.
On Wednesday, I spent an evening/night in Paris to mark the start of my summer holiday with my family, so I tried to take some photographs of the iconic Eiffel Tower which I’m showcasing in this post. I thought I’d try to capture the beautiful sight as best as I could, although I’ve realised that nothing beats seeing the Eiffel Tower in real life. Maybe, if you have the time, money and willingness, this post will persuade you to go and see it for yourself. I promise that it really is a sight worth seeing (especially at night) and I’d encourage you to experience the buzzing city life in Paris as a whole which has an incredible character and charm. (I don’t even need to tell you that, it’s a given)
I’m so excited! My new blog has officially launched as you read this sentence and I can’t wait to share it with you! This isn’t really a post as such, it’s more like an ‘alert’ to let you know that you can now visit Brains Unite and contribute to the topic of this month which is: the future of transportation. If you want to know more about Brains Unite, check out the ‘About‘ page of the blog. Other than that, spread the word and hopefully we can, collectively, make this project a huge success! (with 4 links in this paragraph, there’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself accidentally clicking your way onto the blog… tactics, tactics, tactics 😀)
Here’s another post for this week where I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that we’re going to be meeting someone unexpected. Someone who I didn’t really want to discuss in this blog, but, I think that you should meet this person in order to have some context when you read my posts. So, let’s go ahead and meet…
‘Body love’ is a phrase which echoes throughout social media and is endorsed by most public figures who believe that everyone should be proud of their body, no matter what it looks like. I, too, found myself to be an avid supporter of this movement – I mean, doesn’t it seem logical to believe that you should be comfortable in your own skin? Your shape, size and weight shouldn’t determine your mental state, right? When I started thinking about these questions more deeply, I came across ideas which lead me to think that perhaps ‘body love’ isn’t as beneficial and favourable as it seems at first glance. So, if you know anything about ‘body love’ and what it stands for, maybe you can straighten out my concerns.
Happy August! Lately, I’ve been working on my new blog called ‘Brains Unite‘ which is going to be launching early this month (I can’t wait to show you!). However, for this post, I’ve decided to share 6 books that I’m either currently reading or have already read so that you have some reading suggestions for this summer. This post only includes a small selection of books which I, personally, have thoroughly enjoyed reading – what I’m trying to say is, I have plently more books that I can share with you! So, if you want me to share some more of my recommendations, make sure you like this post and leave a comment to let me know. Now let’s get to the post.