5 Major Ways The Internet Effects Your Life Negatively

We are in the era when lots of things are done on the internet. Without the Internet, most people wouldn’t be able to work, meet new friends, interact or even stay in touch with their loved ones. Internet is the most powerful invention, and if used in the positive direction can be very productive but can also be very devastating when abused. In a recent publication by Afrodigit: a technology website for Africans, it was mentioned that if you’re a a frequent user of the internet, you already know that sitting in front of the computer screen for an extended period is bad for your health.

5 Major ways the internet effects your life negatively

1) Addiction

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Just as one can get addicted to alcohol, drugs and some other habits, the internet is one of the things people can easily get addicted to. There are lots of things going on on the internet and people can easily get addicted to any of these, might be social networking sites or gaming sites, it can also be instant messaging sites, people can stay on these actvities on the internet for a long time at the detriment of other relevant activities, most people also get addicted to adult sites and this is where parents need to watch their children closely.

2)  Eye Strain

Using the computer for a long period of time can lead to eyestrain especially ones with a very high resolution. In the past 30years, the percentage of people that need glasses has risen at an alarming rate, most of them as  a result of eye defect resulting from the constant use of the computer.

3) Lack of sleep (insomania)

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Lots of people spend hours in the day staring on the screen and then spend few hours to sleep. Lots of students shorten theirs sleep and stay up late into the nights chatting with their friends and when they get use to it, that is when insomania comes into play.Lack of sleep does not only affect your mental capacity it also affects your physical growth. Late-night computer sessions cut into much-needed sleep time. Long-term sleep deprivation causes drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and depression of the immune system.

4) Moral Decadence:

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There are many materials on the internet that has some adult contents and are not to be viewed especially by the under aged. The internet has no way of restricting its users hence everyone one that has access to the internet can access these sites. A seven years old can access a content that is meant for 18+. Lots of the young one has been exposed to these contents without the knowledge of their parents and it is eating deep into the society leading to an upsurge in moral decadence.

5) Sense of reasoning is reduced

The internet has made the students lazy, when they are give an assigment which they are expected to take home and reason, they simply google it on the internet then copy from there. This reduces their sense of reasoning. If this continues in the future the student will become more lazy and have to depend on the internet to do  a simple assignment.

Top 7 Tech movies you must watch

Technology has become a vital part in our everyday lives, almost everything that we do these has some elements of technology attached to it and it has become something that we cant do without. The movie industries are not left out in this revolution, In one form or another, technology crops  into most modern movies, and any movie that doesnt have it looks boring while those that have it looks more interesting. What is so special about these movies is that you can learn new technologies, new terms and basically how the stuffs works. Its not as if these movies are new, tech based movies can be dated back to early 1960’s, but the beautiful thing about technology is that it improves with time and so does the movies. Here are top 7 tech movies you would love to watch.

Top 7 Tech movies you must watch

7) Naked Body Scanners – Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

Among all the mishaps and far fetched scenarios presented in Airplane II, a film you’ll apt to either love or hate, intrusive full body scanners revealing passengers’ naked bits seemed so silly at the time you couldn’t help but laugh. Almost three decades later, nobody found it funny when the TSA actually implemented nude image scanners at airports. They’ve since been removed.

6)Military Robots – Short Circuit (1986)

It’s easy to fall in love with Johnny 5, the wise cracking robot from Short Circuit. However, he was built with a more serious matter in mind — as a prototype military robot. Now we have unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that can operate autonomously and without the risk of gaining sentience if struck by lightning. Equip one with Siri and you have the modern day Johnny 5

5) Touch Interface – Minority Report (2002)

There have been so many comparisons of real-life technologies to those portrayed in Minority Report that we almost hate to give the flick yet another mention, but if compiling a list like this, it will be just to include this movie. After all, the movie did accurately predict gestures (like swiping) and touchscreen computing being the norm, not the exception.

4) “Avatar” (2009)

Avatar is one of the most technologically innovative movies to come out in the modern era. Yes, it is essentially a science-fiction version of “Pocahontas,” but “Avatar” is a treat on the eyes,  directred by James Cameron’s realistic CGI and its new 3-D technology. The plot centers on the idea of technology destroying the world, with people controlling avatars to mimic and take advantage of another species. Despite its flaws, you can’t deny that “Avatar” is one of the best technological achievements in filmmaking.

3)The Social Network – 2010

A movie based on a book written about a social network. It hardly sounds like the most compelling of ideas, and yet The Social Network works on multiple levels. In case you aren’t aware of the movie, it shows one version of the events which led to the formation of Facebook, now a public company with more than a billion users. And it will appeal to all the tech geeks everywhere.

2) JOBS –  2013

Following the death of  Steve Jobs, the former head of Apple, Hollywood has been trying to act out his life. This is the one starring Ashton Kutcher—a casting choice that raised eyebrows at first (Michael Kelso is going to play one of the most brilliant innovators ever?) but seems promising—at least from the teaser photos. (The credits will be peppered with a number of left-field choices like James Woods, Ron Eldard, Lesley Ann Warren, J.K. Simmons, John Getz, and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak.) I greatly look forward to being reminded how wearing black jeans can change the world economy.

1) Oblivion- 2013

Tom Cruise tries his hand at sci-fi again, this time as the guy who maintains the automated defense drones on an abandoned Earth — until Morgan Freeman pulls him into a resistance movement that wants to expose the “real” reasons humans were forced off their homeworld. Like all such investigations, it involves lots of CGI-enhanced high-speed technoviolence. Plot is neither necessary nor expected.

7 Best Mobile Messaging Apps

Mobile messaging apps are one of the most popular and fastest growing applications for sending short mesages. Once of the core reasons why this app has become so popular today is because the app dont charg e per message unlike the SMS, also using this apps, you will enjoy the use of emoticons and stickers. This is one great way to interact with friends  without stress and has become very popular among young people, it encourages instant messaging between individuals on the same platform. Because of the opportunity that abound in this, lots of apps has developed in this area, in this article we want to direct you on the best mobile messaging apps to choose from.

7 Best mobile messaging apps

1) WhatsApp


WhatsApp is a mobile text messaging app designed to let cell phone users send text messages without having to pay SMS fees to their carriers. WhatsApp is a cross-platform app, meaning it’s available for a variety of mobile operating systems and allows messaging across them all– including the iPhone, Android, Nokia, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Messages can include video, audio and photos, not just text.The app launched in 2009 and has proven popular. [See Also: How the Internet Affects All of Us]

2) Nimbuzz


The Nimbuzz messenger is a great alternative to your usual SMS. It allows sending messages, photos, music and even videos. It helps keep expensive (SMS) text messaging or multimedia (MMS) charges at bay. Moreover, it supports all leading mobile brands and even the lesser known ones, which means it is compatible with smartphones as well as feature phones from Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Lemon, Alcatel and more. Nimbuzz users can also join chat rooms to make new friends. Furthermore, Nimbuzz can also be used on your PC or Mac.

3) Meebo


Meebo’s mobile instant messaging applications sport features like landscape mode for marathon messaging sessions and push notifications, so you’ll see instant message alerts just like text messages. While the built-in features vary slightly from mobile platform to mobile platform, the really killer feature for Meebo is the cross-platform synchronization. Every mobile app has access to your full chat history, so the chat session on your Android phone can continue on your desktop when you log into Meebo at home. All versions of Meebo are free. Meebo supports dozens of popular to obscure IM platforms including Yahoo!, AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, MySpace, ICQ, Jabber, and Google Talk. Meebo is a free application.

4) Skype


First gaining prominence on the desktop, and gaining a lot of publicity following its sale to Microsoft, Skype is possibly the best known and overall best video calling app out there.
It is also more than just a video and voice calling service, however. IM is fully supported, with Skype’s custom array of smileys making their way over, albeit without the ‘cute’ little animations that we are so fond of.
Again, group messaging is supported, as is the sending of media files and video messages.
Connection to Skype can be done through a dedicated username and password or through an existing Microsoft account, something you might have created to use Windows Live or Windows 8. Since the merge with Microsoft, the Redmond based firm is pushing to connect any existing Skype accounts to your Windows account.

5) BlackBerry Messenger


BlackBerry is one of the oldest  messaging service providers. It goes back 10 years or more and uses BlackBerry’s messaging servers to deliver messages directly to other BlackBerry users, completely avoiding carrier SMS services. It works only between BlackBerrys.

6) Facebook Messenger

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You’re probably already on Facebook, just like everyone else on the planet, so why not take advantage of its messenger? It’s easy to use and all your Facebook contacts are already there.

7)  Viber


Why does Viber have over 200 million users? That’s easy. This app has free text, calling, photo messages, and location-sharing with other Viber users.