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Megan Knight

Megan Knight

    Explainer: How Facebook has become the world's largest echo chamber
    Explainer: How Facebook has become the world's largest echo chamber
    I began my research career in the last century with an analysis of how news organisations were adapting to this strange new thing called “the...
    Combating the onslaught of spam
    Combating the onslaught of spam
    Chances are you've received several e-mails that promise you cheap Viagra, diet pills that really work, a chance to win a million-dollar lottery in...
    On the right track
    On the right track
    It is like something out of Knight Rider; you are driving along in a strange city, wondering how to find you hotel when your car's voice suddenly...
    'Exorbitant Internet' hurting SA
    'Exorbitant Internet' hurting SA
    "We will do what has to be done to achieve good broadband Internet access in South Africa." So says Rudolph Muller, founder of MyADSL, a South...
    A game of cat and mouse
    A game of cat and mouse
    Geoff, a South African software developer, says that he downloaded about 30 gigabytes of music to his computer over the past year. This collection,...
    Is open source the saviour?
    Is open source the saviour?
    Open-source software (OSS) has had a lot of publicity recently, the most noticeable of which was the launch of the Mark Shuttleworth-backed Go Open...
    Worm in the machine
    Worm in the machine
    On Monday morning, thousands of computer users woke up to the news that yet another worm was wreaking havoc on computer desktops and networks...