For years, users of digital technology have had the sole responsibility to navigate misinformation, negativity, privacy risk, and digital abuse, to name a few. But maintaining digital well-being is a heavy weight to be put on an individual’s shoulders. What if we didn’t have to carry quite as much of the burden of maintaining our digital well-being? What if we expected a bit more of the digital platform providers that hosted our virtual interactions?

There are three key responsibilities we should expect of all of our digital platform providers to help make more positive digital spaces. First, establish meaningful norms

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It’s Not a Passing Phase; It’s a Lifestyle

If you dream of freely traveling between sandy beaches and snow-capped mountains, you’ll be happy to know others have made it a reality. Digital nomads are taking the internet by storm and inspiring millions with their alternative lifestyles. Technology allows them to work and live a location-independent lifestyle while still supporting themselves. MBO Partners found that 4.8 million independent workers identify themselves as digital nomads, while another 17 million aspire to be at some point.

There is no cookie-cutter person who’s best suited for a nomadic lifestyle. The population varies by socio-economic

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In August, Marie Shanahan ’94 (CLAS), an award-winning print and online journalist who has taught at UConn since 2011, became just the third department head in the program’s nearly 60-year history. 

Shanahan – who in 2022 will conduct research in the Philippines as a Fulbright US Scholar – recently spoke with UConn Today about the state of the news industry, the opportunities for experimentation that exist at UConn, and why the skills that make good journalists are more valuable now than ever.

Now she shares what UConn’s journalism program looked like in the past, and how it is uniquely prepared

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After half an hour’s windswept journey on foot and by boat through a craggy forested estuary to the school he attends in remote southern Chile, Diego Guerrero can access the internet.

His school is located in the hamlet of Sotomo, about 1,000km (620 miles) south of the capital Santiago in the region of Los Lagos and inhabited by just 20 families.

A rain-drenched scattering of brightly painted wood and tin houses, Sotomo stands out against a mist-swathed row of rocky outcrops jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. It can be accessed only by boat.

For decades, its inhabitants have survived

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We all know the drill. As Apple’s annual fall event draws close, many of us start to check in on our previous two-year smartphone plan to see if we’re eligible for an upgrade in September. After all, the newest phone is only the newest phone for so long. Even for discerning shoppers like me, it takes serious willpower to resist the lure of, say, a purple iPhone.

Mobile carriers have long persuaded many of us to upgrade our smartphones every two years, offering two-year contracts linked to free or low-cost phone upgrades to keep the two-year

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The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred governments in Latin America to implement laws and initatives to boost internet access and get more people online.

* COVID-19 spurs governments to bridge digital divide

* New laws declare the internet as an essential service

* Expanding internet access to include lowering costs

By Anastasia Moloney and Fabio Teixeira

BOGOTA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – H uddled over a red tablet on loan from their school, Mercedes Ortiz’ two children study from their home in a hillside slum outside Bogota – a novelty for the family after several COVID-19 lockdowns without

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