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Linkedin to the classroom

There was a time when homework was given out via printed worksheets. There was a time when a teacher had to meticulously staple together workbooks for students to work with. These workbooks, after being written on, would be stowed into a folder so…

Blockchain technology is revolutionizing the transportation industry

A blockchain is a continued list of records called blocks in relation to cryptography. More simply put, blockchain is like an online record system for tracking transactions. When consumers hear the word blockchain, many mistake this in correlation with bitcoin, which is cryptocurrency.…

Virtual reality: social media is a breeding ground for cyberbullying

Since social media platforms started to come to life and gain traction, they have been popular with individuals across the globe, particularly with young people. The act of encompassing one’s life with a series of virtual extensions of the self attracts to young…

Does the future lie in app development?

Twenty years ago, graduates with an associate’s degree would likely have left school and become engineers, industrial designers, architects, aircraft technicians, chemists, computer service technicians or bankers. Those with an interest in computer technology in particular would likely have gone on to become…

The rise of blockchain

  There is something big happening in the technology world. It’s still in its infancy so many people can’t see it happening. Nor understand it. Banks and financial services companies are going crazy though. It is being viewed as the equivalent of the…

Analytics in a world of social media strategy

It’s undeniable that social media has become one of the most powerful marketing tactics a company can adopt. Social media has allowed companies (and individuals) to enter new markets that before would have been impossible. The advantages a business can harness from using…

The Most Important Product

Social media companies over the last decade have weathered allegations of user data breaches, to say the least. The Trump campaign during 2016 is a prominent example, where Russia’s questionable influence is, to this day, being investigated by Robert Mueller. Whilst we may…

Phishy Messages

For the most of us who enjoy the usage of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the humble E-mail, here is a succinct warning message. Be careful of messages you receive, even if they are from your friends. In fact, that presents the most salient…

Why Net Neutrality is a Global Concern

Net Neutrality is back on everybody’s newsfeeds thanks to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releasing the drafts of its plans to eliminate the country’s net neutrality rules. If you’re not an American citizen getting your cable from Comcast, you might think that changes…

Data That Matters

In a world filled with countless information, who do we find data that matters? We live in a world that is inundated with information coming at us from all screens. How do we as individuals or organizations derive value from social media? It’s…

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The Digital Age publishes informative articles and research findings that elaborate on how the internet and social media have transformed businesses, communications and information systems in the millennial era. Established in 2017, The Digital Age aims to become an impactful and lasting publication for all UNSW Information Systems and Business Students.

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