The scary face of Facebook

Review of Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe by Roger McNamee. HarperCollins. Pages 336. Rs 599. Roopinder Singh The live streaming, on Facebook, of the terrorist killings in Christchurch, New Zealand, sparked off widespread revulsion, and criticism of the social media platform. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the tragedy has won her many admirers worldwide. She …


Internet@30

In just three decades, the Net has changed the way we live and function Roopinder Singh The Internet is 30. Not much, as human history goes. Certainly not much in cosmic terms, but here we are, looking at a world transformed in just three decades. It is the Internet and its use that has dramatically changed our everyday activities. What …