Basically, we’re trying to get a number,” says Turkle, who is currently researching how conversations (including self-interrogation) are changing thanks to the technology through which they’re filtered. “People want a read on the self, an order to it. They’ll use a [body] sensor to get the number; they’ll use a quiz to get the number. It gives people something to look at, an object to think with. I think these quizzes are a kind of focus for attention for thinking about yourself. — Our Obsession With Online Quizzes Comes From Fear, Not Narcissism | Underwire | Wired.com (via infoneer-pulse)
The Sixteen Personality Types -
ISTJ - The Duty Fulfiller - Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and…
(Source: thismeanseverafter, via psych-facts)
It look sto us that retailers have gotten wise that everything is going mobile.
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Norway will cut through an island in tribute to massacre victims
How do you adequately craft a memorial for one of the worst days in a country’s modern history? That’s the question that was posed to architects and artists as part of a competition for a dual-site memorial commemorating the attacks in Norway on July 22nd, 2011. On that day, 77 people were killed, eight by an Oslo car bomb and 69 in a massacre at a youth event on the island of Utøya. After holding an open competition, Norway has decided to install a pair of memorials designed by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks.
Our Moods, Our Foods
Eating a meal, any meal, reliably makes an animal, any animal, calmer and more lethargic. This means humans, too. Hunger makes animals alert and irritable, which explains why couples always fight about where to eat dinner. This emotional response encourages the animals to find food.
But all this is only in the broadest, most primal “eating = good, not eating = bad” way. The details of the relationship between foods and moods end up being a little contradictory and a lot complicated.
What we tend to think of as “emotional eating” is a specific kind of eating and a specific kind of emotion—eating sugary, fatty, carb-y, unhealthy foods as a coping mechanism for feeling upset. In reality, “emotional eating” is a much broader term.
“We eat for a variety of different emotions and we eat in a variety of different circumstances which are in turn connected with emotions,” Meryl Gardner, a marketing professor at the University of Delaware, says.
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Auto marketers drive into the future with mobile, video -
Auto marketers have also seen the light about mobile (and video is proving to be very important):
The Link between Type of Music Preference and Personality -
Another study conducted by researchers at Heriot-Watt University looked at more than 36,000 participants from all over the world. Participants were asked to rate more than 104 different musical styles in addition to offering information about aspects of their personality. The…
The reasons we procrastinate are because of either fear, uncertainty or/and having a perfectionist attitude. — (via psych-facts)
Soon you'll be able to broadcast mobile games via Twitch.tv -
Time spent with mobile apps exceeds time spent on desktop browsing for first time. Yes, everything is going mobile.App
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What’s the Problem with Google Glass? -
Anisse Gross on why Google Glass sparked a recent conflict at a San Francisco bar: http://nyr.kr/1i8uMyb
“Snapping with your smartphone gets a pass, whereas Glass often arouses suspicion. Part of the reason may be that Glass bypasses the familiar, disarming physical ritual of…
The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.
The Next America, a new book by Paul Taylor and the Pew Research Center, examines the country in the throes of a demographic overhaul.
Today’s Millennials—well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings—are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they’d hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: how to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future.
Paul Taylor’s book is out! Stay tuned here for more interesting findings from the book and grab yourself a copy from Amazon.