What would happen if we decide to go against the norm? We live in a world where we mostly concur with anything that was stated from the early days and we live by it. Let’s take a simple example on the alphabets, we know that the first alphabet is “A”. We found it as it is and we all agreed to that. But, what if the first alphabet was to be “M”. Sure, we could all go by it, because it is what we were taught and grew up beliveing. That is the same case for any other word, or process. Continue reading “GOING AGAINST THE NORM- THE UNEXPLAINED HAPPINESS”
I take this moment to thank my creator for yet another opportunity to get this award and to all my loyal followers and family and friends who have been of support to me. I would say, it is a pleasure to get such a recognition owing to the fact that my blog is barely an year old.
I take this chance to greatly appreciate one beautiful lady, Esther,for nominating me for the award. I am honored and I appreciate the award. Do take time to look at her amazing website here at http://thingsihear.co.uk/ and get to be entertained by her creativity.
The question before we begin is: are you a 10/10? Have you ever tried taming yourself or make yourself wild?
We all have our different answers on this. It may be a yes, no or I am not sure. It all depends on how you view yourself.
Hello great ones. This is one of the great days ever in my blogging history that I have marked on my calendar. The day I have received my first nomination for a blogging award. I am very excited to be blessed with such an opportunity, one month down since I began blogging at the beginning of May 2017.
Women have been a center of molestation and bedevilment over the years. We have been viewed as inferior people within the human-race and as unworthy of being part of any great position or role within the society. Leading to being labelled with tags such as inferior, unable, unworthy, useless, name it all. This has led to some fields and industries classifying themselves as male industries, such as medical fields, technology fields and engineering fields. This has been aggravated by the male gender taking advantage of a female and denying them chances in these fields.
Artificial Intelligence has been termed as being the next great breakthrough in the technology world. It has been seen to produce very impressive results and also to ease work and make life much simpler by using its deep and machine learning in conjunction with neural networks to solve problems.
The joy of every parent is to see their children grow up and flourish into young adults with skills and talents. Meanwhile as all parents hope for the best future for their children, an Algerian father obsessed by the social media and branding craze for likes dangled his child out of a widow of a 15th floor apartment which is relatively 150 feet high to get 1000 likes on Facebook.
Content creation has been on the rise and with every content creator trying to gain traffic to their content through the social media and branding craze for likes, the Algerian dad went too far with this. This happened recently after the father’s day celebrations where fathers were celebrated for their love of their family and children.
The Algerian father saw that the common content marketing strategy for content creators was not good for him and he decided to embrace this social media and branding craze for likes by attempting to drop the child down if he got no likes on Facebook. He did this on a video he posted of the child held by his shirt 150 feet above the street with a caption ” 1000 likes or I will drop him”. I would say this an act that went beyond realism and humanity despite being obsessed with the social media and branding craze for likes.
The act performed by the Algerian father, believed to be from the city of Bab Ezzouar was not welcomed as he expected by getting the likes, instead once Facebook users got the shocking and unbelievable video clip, he was reported to the authorities. The Algerian man ( I suppose no father who loves their children can do such an act just to get on top of the social media and branding craze for likes) was tried and charged on child abuse charges according to Al Arabiya. This came after Facebook users demanded him to be tried and charged and the prosecutors took him to court where they concluded the reason for the horrendous act was to gain high views and likes to beat the rest in the social media and branding craze for likes on the facebook social media site.
Media activist Dalila Belkheir said the man was ‘not a father but a terrorist’ while rights activist Ali Ben Jeddou said told Albawaba: ‘This man should be brought to justice and punished in the most severe way’. Reactions online by one user was: “What is most striking is that it appears that the father is carrying his son with his left hand while using his right hand to take the picture, this means the picture is more important than the child’s life.’ According to Psychologist Dr Noura Rahmani told the New Arab the actions could not and should not be tolerated in Algeria, adding that the father may not have been aware he was committing a crime.
This an indication of rise of the social media and branding craze for likes and views among many people. It should be noted that we should all be aware of the social media and branding craze for likes and social media sites should take stun actions to detect such incidences just as Facebook took an initiative to fight terrorism online. SHARE and let others know and be wary of the consequences of allowing the social media and branding craze for likes and views obsession get over them.
It is common for parents to ensure that their children are secured at all times. Often, parents are fond of advising their children on matters relating to the world, on how to be well-behaved, how to interact with others by avoiding strangers, precautions to take in case of any occurrence of an accident or unexpected event. I am sure this has helped shape our lives in one way or another we always give gratitude to our parents for their great parenting. Salute to all parents. The guidelines given mostly pertains to the offline part of our life.
With the rapid evolution of technology, children now have internet access at all times from the time they are young. Parents are ever cautious on what children are accessing online and some if not most can attest to having searched on ways to incorporate parenting control using applications, to what their children can have access to online and also going to the extent of trying to monitor how secure the children are through the interactions they make online.. The question remains how can we impact great parenting online?
Google has solved the question by introducing a new school curriculum that teaches children on how to identify any case of a security threat online. This is to enable students become smart, positive and kind online as Pavni Diwanji VP of Engineering for Kids and Families refers to it. The school curriculum was developed by google in collaboration with online safety companies like Internet Keep Safe Coalition, Connect Safely and Family Online Safety Institute.
The curriculum focuses on five major lessons. These lessons are:-
Be Internet Alert: Don’t fall for fake This can be implemented by students analyzing signs of phishing or pharming within a website
Be Internet Strong: Students learn to secure their secrets like accounts online to prevent hacking into their accounts.
Be Internet Kind: Students learn how to interact with others kindly especially across social networks and mediums.
Be Internet Smart: Students learn how to share with care.
Be Internet Brave: Students are taught on how to react in case they notice anything absurd while online and are advised to speak out about anything that seems fishy to them.
We all love visualized learning as it helps content to be understood much easily and to be retained within the memory longer. Google is amazing, it has made it even more possible for students to become internet awesome also outside the school curriculum by introducing a game known as Interland that enables students enhance their skills in becoming internet awesome.
Parents have also not been left out within Google’s new curriculum “be internet awesome”. Children can be difficult to control and communicate with at times especially as they near teenage hood, especially on topics that don’t interest them such as digital safety. Google partnered with YouTube creators to launch the “be internet awesome” challenge.
Google’s new curriculum is a sigh of relief to parents especially during this summer season when students are at home. It will ease their burden on having to be alert at all times checking on the children. Parents let’s all take the initiative to make our children be internet awesome. For more information check on Google Site
Family’s pain after misdiagnosis cut short daughters life.
Violet Judith Awour was diagnosed with cancer of the liver last month but unfortunately passed away on 8/05/2017.Her family is calling on all her friends to help her raise funds that will be used to pay for her medical bill and mortuary expenses which now stands at kshs 1,000,000 ( 10,000 USD).
Any kind of assistance or support will be highly appreciated and God bless you. Let us make this happen by using: #istandwithvioletonelasttime #keepsharing
Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end, it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again
Evolving from a small seed to an unbeatable giant. The power of technology. Technology evolves each day and tech geeks are not anywhere about to stop cracking their minds over codes. Yet another technology is coming into the market so fast that soon it will be your next buddy.