Alright, I can’t say that I don’t have social media. I technically have a Facebook account, albeit one that has laid dormant for years and only still exists because I’m procrastinating deleting it. But it stands that I do not use any social media. For me, avoiding it has never been a matter of breaking… Continue reading 4 Ways I’ve Benefited from Never Using Social Media
It is inevitable that American consumerism produces a deeply brand-oriented culture. The Android vs iOS debate, our declarations of brand loyalties, our politicization of companies, our choosing to display certain brands on our clothing, and our judgement of others by their brand loyalties are just a few examples of how fundamentally ingrained into our lifestyles… Continue reading You Are a Product of Brand Identification
Consider the following items: Your age Your income Your gender Your parental status Your relationship status Your browsing history (long-term and short-term) Your device (phone, tablet, desktop, TV) Your physical location The age of your child (toddler, infant, etc.) How well you did in high school The degree you hold The time (of day) of… Continue reading The 4 Best Search Engines to Use Instead of Google
Put simply, Critique && Cogitations is exactly that–criticism and an attempt at some meaningful cognition towards the various topics this blog encompasses. Among them, and by far the most prominent:
- Discussions on consumer technology, with the intention of scrutinizing the toxic ecosystems into which computer users are forced.
- Amateur-friendly introductions into alternatives to those ecosystems, that respect privacy, customizability, and overall user enjoyment–with the larger goal of showing that the average user can easily become informed and effective in their leveraging of technology.
- Critiques of certain technologies altogether, with a focus on their “societal impact”, so to speak.
- Glimpses into the philosophies we find compelling, so that we might posit some way to better live our lives all around.
That, and much more.