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)
‘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.
This is a post, by Yibo Wang, which is all about consumer behaviour and how entrepreneurs can understand this behaviour in order to succeed. The post contains very understandable and useful information, especially for both newbies in the subject – in fact, Yibo’s blog is full of wisdom and is definitely worth following so please check it out! Thanks in advance – Guntash.
I thought I’d shed some light on a phrase which seems to have become a buzzword recently: ‘net neutrality’. It’s quite a controversial concept which certain people favour and certain people disapprove of. However, I think that everyone who has access to the Internet (which I know you definitely have) should have a stance on the issue; or at least awareness of what it is.
This is another essay, written a couple of months ago, which I’ve decided to recycle into this blog. It’s about the effects of economic inequality, other than the fact that it can cause poverty in a country. I’d say that it’s definitely understandable for people who know nothing about economics – and I use some diagrams which is useful if you prefer to process information visually. In addition, there’s quite a long list of references at the end if you want to look deeper into the topic. I know that I haven’t been writing a lot of ‘new’ posts recently, but don’t be disappointed, it’ll only take you a couple of minutes to read and I promise that it’s worth it.