Facebook has seen better days. It began with the earth shattering revelation that international data firm Cambridge Analytica secretly harvested the data of millions of American Facebook users in an attempt to sway the political landscape ahead of the 2016 Presidential Election. But the hits keep coming.
The Internet has enriched our lives in unimaginable ways. Not only has it democratized information, ushered in a new era of globalization, and connected us in ways we never thought possible, but itâ€™s also gifted us with the phenomenon known as the Internet challenge. Here are the most reckless challenges that have been circling the Internet in the last few years.
If youâ€™re lucky enough to score an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markleâ€™s upcoming wedding, chances are you already know a little about royal etiquette. However, even if youâ€™re not invited, itâ€™s fun to brush up on royal etiquette, so you can better appreciate the lengths that people go to when they show respect and homage to the crown.
Sports can be an emotional rollercoaster. Championship rings, in-game heroics, acts of superhuman athleticism â€” itâ€™s the hope of these monumental achievements that keeps us tuning in every chance that we get. And as much as weâ€™d like to claim that we enjoy sports for their own sake, that isnâ€™t always the case.
In theory, the scientific method is designed to coax humans towards the next stage of our evolution. But in the past, a few not-so-friendly scientists have co-opted the scientific method to further their nefarious means.
Itâ€™s a tale as old as time. No, not that one. The one where the uber-successes athlete, champion of champions, is outed as a scientifically modified cheater. Then comes the feelings of betrayal, the outrage, and, at least for the athlete, rock bottom.
Kids arenâ€™t very smart and weâ€™re allowed to say that because weâ€™ve all been one. When not watched carefully, children will put just about anything in their mouth, which can lead to some pretty scary trips to the emergency room.
Before the digital renaissance, censorship dulled the blade of great comedy, reality TV slashed the budget for scripted content, and the best shows were forced to duke it out, coliseum style. The winners would be showered with advertising dollars, royalty checks, and prime-time interviews. The losers were fired. But there were outliers. Shows that refused to die.
Security experts stress password strength. And, for good reason! The collective digital landscape is as dangerous as it is vast. Malware, spyware, phishing scams, DDoS attacks â€¦ the hackers of the world will stop at nothing to pry your data loose. As such, internet security is very, very big business. But if history has taught us anything itâ€™s that even the safest, most expensive virus protection software has its faults.