Category: Digital Pakistan

  • Embracing The Digital Roar to Drive Advocacy and Activism

    Embracing The Digital Roar to Drive Advocacy and Activism

    There is much to be said about living in an age where information travels faster than ever before, because after all, digital media has become an integral part of our lives. More importantly, though, if you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, it is an influential catalyst for advocacy and activism,…

  • The Right Byte: Watchworthy

    The Right Byte: Watchworthy

    Welcome back to The Right Byte! I hope you’re ready to meet the app equivalent of a friend who simply won’t stop giving you movies and show recommendations – except this one is guaranteed to be customised to your tastes, and will stop when you ask it to. Introducing Watchworthy, a streaming recommendation app developed…

  • The Race to Generative AI and the Need for Responsibility

    The Race to Generative AI and the Need for Responsibility

    Generative AI is a revolution not only because of its mind-blowing generation capabilities but more because it has brought AI accessible to masses. With this race picking up pace, companies are scrambling to be the first to harness its power. It’s a classic “prisoner’s dilemma” – everyone fears falling behind if they slow down, but…

  • Pakistan Day Musings — The Digital Frontier

    Pakistan Day Musings — The Digital Frontier

    As we commemorate Pakistan Day, it is a momentous opportunity to take a step back and ponder upon our journey as a nation, celebrate our accomplishments, recognize our setbacks, and embrace the limitless potential that lies ahead. However, this year, let’s approach this occasion from a unique perspective and delve into how technology intertwines with…

  • Where Listen Cannot Speak louder than Words

    Where Listen Cannot Speak louder than Words

    In the heart of South Asia, a digital drama unfolds in Pakistan. The protagonist is the common citizen, seeking to exercise their right to information and freedom of expression. The antagonist, a rising tide of digital authoritarianism, seeks to control the narrative, wielding the power of surveillance and censorship. Following the detention of the ex-Prime…

  • Beyond the Ballot

    Beyond the Ballot

    Whether you’re voting for a potential head boy of the school or the future Prime Minister of Pakistan, elections always create a contagiously electric atmosphere. A unique sort of patriotism only comes out during election season, triggered and nurtured by the rallies, TVCs, songs, and merchandise of one’s preferred parties or candidates. However, social media…

  • A Writer’s Guide for AI-Enhanced Content Creation

    A Writer’s Guide for AI-Enhanced Content Creation

    Writing is an art, and with the surge in AI-powered writing tools, it’s no surprise that after an initial wariness, writers are looking for ways to integrate these tools into their content creation process. But then, the question arises: how do you do that effectively and subtly? For those who have attempted to have an…

  • Preserving history in the cloud?

    Preserving history in the cloud?

    Hey there, fellow history enthusiasts! 🏰✨ Today, let’s embark on an in-depth journey to explore how Pakistan can harness the power of technology to safeguard and celebrate its incredible cultural heritage. So, grab your virtual time-travel gear because we’re about to dive into the thrilling intersection of the past and the future while being right…

  • Transforming Mental Health Awareness in Pakistan through Technology

    Transforming Mental Health Awareness in Pakistan through Technology

    Self-harm, ranking as the second leading unnatural cause of death in Pakistan from 2009 to 2019, as reported in the Global Burden of Health Report (2019), underscores the dire need for innovative tech-driven solutions. Mental health awareness is pivotal to our overall well-being, and neglecting it can lead to severe consequences for both individuals and…

  • From Cable to Clicks: The Streaming Revolution

    From Cable to Clicks: The Streaming Revolution

    Do you remember the feeling of rushing to the television, breakfast in hand, just to catch Dragon Tales on Cartoon Network? Or later, maybe after school, switching on the TV as you have lunch so you don’t miss ThunderCats? We’ve come a long way from that, haven’t we? A decade or two ago, life revolved…

  • Transformative Impact of AI on Social Commerce

    Transformative Impact of AI on Social Commerce

    What is social commerce?Social commerce is a swiftly expanding facet of online shopping. It harnesses the power of social networks and digital platforms to simplify interactions between businesses and customers. Social commerce leverages the increasing popularity of social media platforms to advertise and sell goods or services directly within the social platforms that people access…

  • The bleak future of PUBGM in Pakistan

    The bleak future of PUBGM in Pakistan

    It is not the best of times to write this passage. For the first time in almost 4 years of competitive PUBG Mobile, 2 Pakistani teams shall be battling it out in the PUBG Mobile Championship (PMGC), with one of them going through at the expense of the best of South Asia. But, in this…