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Netflix

Netflix is a streaming service that allows people to watch a wide variety of movies and TV shows for a price. Internet traffic is the flow of data across the internet, the phrase is used to describe web traffic, the amount of data sent and received by visitors. According to the latest Global Internet Phenomena Report from Sandvine, Netflix has shown to cause 13.1% of internet traffic. Although Netflix didn’t begin renting DVDs until 1998, the company was founded in 1997 which makes it a year older than Google.

Going back to the impacts of bullying such as depression, anxiety, and isolation, binge-watching Netflix has been proven to cause negative effects on our health too. Many teenagers have been diagnosed with intense depression and anxiety. On the other hand, research has shown that binge-watching is sometimes helpful in social interactions, giving people something to talk about with friends or colleagues.

Netflix is in debt! Netflix spends a lot of cash to stay ahead of the game and acquire subscribers. It is raising another $2 billion in debt to fund its content spending and other expenses which will bring its long term debt to around $12.3 billion.

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The City of Ember (2)

The city of Ember has had numerous problems. The citizens of Ember are running out of savings. Lina was required to deliver a message to the mayor in the Gathering Hall. There she sat in a suspicious room, reading a few lines from the open book on the desk ‘The City of Ember’.

The citizens of Ember may not have luxuries, but the foresight of the Builders, who filled the storerooms at the beginning of time, has ensured that they will always have enough, and enough is all that a person of wisdom needs.

This quote has various comparable meanings and describes a lot about humanity in general. Some people might not have luxuries but they never asked for more. The people wanted only how much they thought was enough. In the world, we live in today, the greed and demands of an individual have increased tremendously. It is hard to find a truly humble and generous being. A person of wisdom will always have the virtue of benevolence.

 

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has become a huge problem in today’s world, especially amongst  teenagers. “Those who judge will never understand, and those who understand will never judge”(unknown). Cyberbullying is a form of using electronic communication to threaten a person. Cyberbullying can scar someone for life, the person may suffer from many types of problems such as depression, anxiety, humiliation and isolation. Due to cyberbullying, the victim starts isolating themselves from society as they would never be viewing internet and people the same way again, suicidal thoughts run through their mind and cause them to give up on life. Bullying is not a reflection of the victim’s character but a sign of the bully’s lack of character. Societies should gather, dicuss and help victims that have been bullied. People wish to bully others because they might be insecure about themselves and do not wish to talk about it. Cyberbullying can be tackled by distancing yourself from the situation and not responding or reacting to the bully. Ask your elders for help- save the evidence and try talking to an elder as they would always be there to help you. If you see someone being bullied in any form, take action and try helping them out, standup for yourselves and others as it might really help them and change their entire perspective about humanity.

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The City of Ember

The City of Ember is a book based upon a few instructions that were written by the chief builder of the city. The instructions said that the citizens inhabiting the city of Ember must not leave it for at least two hundred and twenty years.

“Will you trade with me?” Doon asked.

“Trade?” Lina asked.

“Trade jobs. I don’t want to waste my time being a messenger. i want to help save the city, not run around carrying gossip.”

In the city of Ember, the sky was always dark. The only light came from great flood lamps on the tops of buildings and poles. When the lights were off, the city was so dark that people might as well be wearing blindfolds. The citizens used to wonder that someday the lights of the city might go out and never come back on. The graduating students had to draw jobs, the job of a messenger was the most preferred one whereas the job of an electrician’s helper was the least preferred one. Doon got the job of a messenger and wished to trade with his classmate Lina who had the job of an electrician’s helper. I like this quote because it showed the audience that Doon was willing to help the citizens of Ember and end their suffering by improving the light systems. There was an old generator in the pipeworks that he had ideas for.

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