Life of Constant Connectivity
Are you on the verge of digital addiction?
‘“Pushback is an expression of those who have access and use of communication technologies, but who decide to resist, drop off, manage or reduce their use of these technologies,” Gomez said.
‘He said this small study emerged during his larger work about the exact opposite – marginalized populations wishing to engage more with technology. “I started seeing these behaviors and wanted to understand them better, so I took a little side trip. If my main work is with the underserved, what is life like for the overserved?”…’
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What You Miss Out on When You’re Online
New research from Scott Wallsten, an economist at the Technology Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., attempts to show exactly what Americans are missing out on because they’re glued to their computer screens.
An Extreme Writing Strategy
Malcolm Gladwell Disabled Part of His Brain to Research Latest Book
‘Author Malcolm Gladwell met with MashableReads, Mashable’s social book club, for a Twitter chat on Oct. 21 to discuss Gladwell’s new book David and Goliath. In his book, Gladwell uses the story of David and Goliath to outline the hidden advantages of being an underdog.
‘In the Twitter chat, Gladwell and Mashable readers discussed instances when they felt that they were underdogs as well as their strategies for making the best out of a challenging situation. Gladwell revealed that to research David and Goliath, he had his prefrontal cortex disabled to mimic the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder. The hidden benefit to this supposed “disadvantage” was a surplus of creativity. If you missed the chat, check out the highlights below…’
Call Yourself A Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights
‘The disturbing part of the ruling is that Battelle asked for and got a restraining order without first notifying Corey/Southfork Security primarily because the Southfork web site said “We like hacking things and we don’t want to stop”. They requested and got an order to knock on his door and seize his computer because he claims to like hacking things on the Southfork web site. From the court decision:
The Court finds it significant that defendants are self-described hackers, who say, “We like hacking things and we don’t want to stop.” …’