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As we navigate these weeks that are unspooling a year after March, April and May 2020, memories from earlier in the Covid-19 crisis are popping up in people’s social media feeds when throwbacks, reposts and commemorations crack open the digital time capsule of the pandemic before it’s even over.
A few weeks into Italy’s first coronavirus lockdown in March last year, Andrea Pestarino started setting a 5.30pm alarm as a reminder it was time to turn off his laptop and go play football with his kids in the garden.
Shuttered for over a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Greek universities are now grappling with a surge in online exam cheating giving rise to a new reality: the “corona degree”.
An app is being developed to analyse the digital activity of a teenager over time, such as their text messages, search history and social media use for signals that they could be on the path to a mental health challenge.
A recent study has found that messaging other people is more likely to make you feel more connected to the outside world than video chat.
Working from home can become a pain in the neck, literally, but it doesn’t have to be with the right technology and techniques.
With vaccination against Covid-19 in full swing, social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter say they’ve stepped up their fight against misinformation that aims to undermine trust in the vaccines. But problems abound.
Addictions can develop in response to things other than chemical substances – smartphones, video gaming, certain forms of enabling, and so on, says psychologist.
Study: More than a third of young adults have symptoms of smartphone addiction, regardless of how much time spent on their phones.
Like the animated paintings that adorn the walls of Harry Potter’s school, a new online tool promises to bring portraits of dead relatives to life, stirring debate about the use of technology to impersonate people.