The theory of the Long Tail is that “our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of “hits”…at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail” Chris Anderson explained the long tail effect in 2004, which is apparently the […]Read more "The Long Tail Effect"
Nollywood. It is the Nigerian film industry. Some call it a knock-off version of Hollywood. In some ways that can be deemed true, though their content output makes them the third largest film industry in the world, producing 1687 movies in 2007 alone. This quantity of content may make people assume that the films must […]Read more "Nollywood: Quantity over Quality?"
Social media has become central to many lives worldwide in the past 5-10 years. It is both old and new, though ultimately new. What I mean by this is- ask a 13 year old about ‘MySpace’, and they will respond with a confused expression and probably will ask “what is MySpace?” Ask them about Instagram […]Read more "I haven’t heard of it on Facebook, does it even exist?"
“International education is not the rich intercultural experience it could be”- Marginson 2012 “Why not?” I’m sure you’re thinking. There are many reasons for this which are not so surprising, though confusing as to how they’ve made such a big impact. Firstly and most obviously would be language barriers as an impact. It does not […]Read more "Do International Students get the benefits they sign up for?"
“Power does not reside in institutions, not even the state or large corporations. It is located in the networks that structure society . . .” Networks, believe it or not, are really, truly important. Our society has encountered this online era in which nearly everything we do has been documented in some way online. This […]Read more "Where does power truly reside?"
Are we living in a global village? This question does not have one easy answer ready to be presented if needed. Instead, a number of variables have to be considered, and even then, personal opinions differ- hence the answer may be unique to each and every individual. ‘The Global Village’, is the idea that the media […]Read more "Are we living in a Global Village?"
“… the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time…” – Nathaniel Hawthorne. This statement refers to the vast, ever-changing technological abyss. Technology is being improved upon and updated as we speak. This hence creates an infinitely more accessible pool of information and mediums for […]Read more "Series of technological events"