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AOL Instant Messenger

By Hannah Rose GardnerNovember 16th, 2017in Events, News

On December 15, AOL Instant Messenger will be shutting down for the final time after 20 years of service. AOL Instant Messenger, AIM, was created in 1997 by AOL accidentally and became the leading instant messenger online chat system in North America. Available from only a desktop computer, it was one... More

The Revolutionary Significance of Facebook

By Wenyu ZengNovember 16th, 2017in Events, News

       In 2008, a man called Oscar Morales used Facebook to rally 12million people to protest against Colombian communist guerrilla Organiation Farc. At the same year, a Facebook group organized a huge water fight in downtown Leeds, England. In September 2008 more than a thousand people spent twenty... More

Revolutions and Meanings of Radio

By Yuting LeNovember 16th, 2017in Events, News

The invention of radio broadcasting took a long time. In the year of 1864, British scientist James Clerk Maxwell conjured that " an electromagnetic disturbance travels in free space with the velocity of light". Then 24 years later, Heinrich Hertz confirmed his speculation by discovering electromagnetic waves (Sengupta & Sarkar, More

What has the iPhone done to our lives?

By Zoe TanNovember 16th, 2017in News

For it’s 10 year anniversary, I think it’s appropriate to take a look back at how the iPhone came into our lives one summer day and drastically changed not only the way we communicate with people, but how it has affected social behavior and the nature of communication technology as... More