Do persistent trolls have discernible psychological characteristics? Some research suggests they might…
The company behind League of Legends is fighting widespread trolling with academic research - and experimentation.
Games change the brains of those that play them. Can we harness them to deal with cognitive problems? Adam Gazzaley thinks so - and has the research to prove it.
Take a break. You deserve it. And your brain NEEDS it.
No journalist would be so stupid as to publish a student video as a Google one, without doing a few basic checks first, would they? Oh.
George Colony, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Forrester Research, gives an insight into how customers are changing.
People are researching purchases more and more widely - and they're looking for social recommendation. Do positive reviews appear in your search results?
The sweet, sweet dopamine hit of social networks
1. Your talents emerge young, so follow your passions…
Sometimes entrepreneurship starts young. Bill Gross, Founder & CEO, Idealab was 12 when he started running candy arbitrage on his street, buying sweets in one place cheaper than the prevailing price, and then selling them at a profit, while undercutting the local shop. I started publishing a newspaper for the kids on my street when I was eight… Working at something you’re passionate about makes a huge difference.
2. Mobile is replacing the web
Forester’s research shows that more and more customers are choosing apps over the website of online retailers, according to George Colony, Chairman & CEO, Forrester Research. 45% of the companies are taking money from the web to apps. Bear in mind that the web is not the same thing as the internet. The web will be replaced just as other services have been before.
3. Context + Social Data = Useful Analysis
Is Twitter chatter around an event or a TV show just noise? Is it media? Or is it one of the best research tools you have? Take a wild guess…
4. Sometimes simple applications of technology fund more interesting research
5. A grown man in bunny ears is very distracting
I have no idea at all what that demo was about…
Research suggests that we have an information problem:
A respected Swiss scientist, Conrad Gessner, might have been the first to raise the alarm about the effects of information overload. In a landmark book, he described how the modern world overwhelmed people with data and that this overabundance was both “confusing and harmful” to the mind.