In the early 2000s, the multiplayer online game Club Penguin was a new age internet phenomenon. You could buy outfits for your customizable penguin avatar and decorate your igloo any way you wanted. You also had the ability to chat and interact with others through various social scenarios in the game.
Starting a business with your significant other can be an exciting and rewarding experience—kudos to you for taking this huge step! You have immense trust in each other and probably know the other person better than themselves, which makes it a perfect partnership to grow your own brand and build a dream life together.
If the idea of a first date in real life makes you want to curl up in a corner and call it a day, perhaps it’s time to take your dates into a parallel universe: the metaverse.
Imagine this: you’ve got a date (you rock star!). But instead of finding the right outfit, texting your friends about what a terrible idea this is and feeling nauseous, you are chilling in your sweats. No, really.
If you’ve been aimlessly scrolling through popular internet forums, like Twitter or Reddit, chances are you’ve stumbled upon the frequent and heated debates surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs). These debates, typically, question whether NFTs are the best thing to happen to the online art community or the beginnings of an environmentally-detrimental hellscape.
When Covid-19 first broke out, employees were worried about losing their jobs, and we’ve seen companies closing down or shrinking in scale to survive the economic downturn. But now, it seems like employers are in a predicament as the “great resignation” is happening. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about four and a half million people quit their jobs in November 2021.
The global startup ecosystem has been expanding since 2009, and as of 2021, the global startup economy is worth US$3.8 trillion in ecosystem value. With the startup ecosystem performing so well, who wouldn’t want to make the most of the explosive growth? Whether you are a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned veteran in the startup world, you would want to set up your next venture in a city which would get you the right returns.
One of the technologies that has revolutionized the way we live is the Internet. Ever since it became accessible to the public in 1993, it has been evolving to meet the needs of its growing user base. As of this year, the average person spends 59 hours a week (or more than one-third of their life) on the Internet.
The United Nation’s 26th Climate Conference, “COP26”, came to a close on November 12, 2021. The UN, itself, wasn’t fully pleased with the outcome. Besides weak commitments made by countries within, the conference also witnessed protestors opposing “greenwashing” and demanding “system change, not climate change” outside.
Over the years, many startups have entered the global marketplace and revolutionized the ways we live. Companies with unique problem-solving methods and an ability to create one-size-fits-all solutions are the ones that make the leap to acquiring the unicorn status (companies with a US$1 billion valuation).
Non-fungible tokens or NFTs have been taking over the digital world in 2021. The sales volume of NFTs reached US$2.5 billion in the first quarter of this year. Their popularity is evident with NFT memes like side-eyeing Chloe going for US$76,377.50.
Say what you will, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a world without social media. What’s more? Social media platforms, like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, know that. They use their popularity to their advantage, often putting national security and users at risk.
September 20, 2021 marked the third visit of global pop icons, BTS, to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The seven-member group, comprising RM (Kim Namjoon), Jin (Kim Seokjin), Suga (Min Yun-gi), J-Hope (Jung Hoseok), Jimin (Park Ji-min), V (Kim Taehyung) and Jungkook (Jeon Jungkook), was appointed as the “Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture” by South Korea’s President, Moon Jae-In, to join her at UNGA.
After over a year of working from home and attending online classes while in lockdown, many are feeling the brunt of the increased screen time. The recent rise in the popularity of audio media, like podcasts and audiobooks, can be attributed to screen exhaustion.