Study of 11,000 Children on Gaming

tomshardware-android-racing-game-download,K-P-397321-13‘A decade-long study of over 11,000 children in the UK has found no association between playing video games from as young as five, and mood or behavioural problems in later life.

‘Originally published in the British Medical Journal (via Games and Learning), the findings were part of the UK Millennium Cohort Study and sought to explore how exposure to screen entertainment affected children’s psychosocial development…’

Beating political apathy with technology
Can we beat politics with technology?
Peter Sunde thinks Bitcoin is “interesting” and has a fascinating story behind it, but one that he feels is symbolic of a depressing widespread lack of trust in politics.

‘”You can’t beat politics with new technology all the time. Sometimes you have to actually make sure that politics are in line with what people want. A lot of people are giving up on politics and thinking they can solve issues with technology. These kind of arrogant behaviours towards the rest of the society are a bit disgusting,” Sunde told in a Skype interview…’

Public Diplomacy in Social Advocacy
‘Backroom deals are inherently suspect because of the secrecy that surrounds them. We never quite know what concessions are being made to get to consensus. Would live tweeting the talks create more public confidence? Would it lead to better, more sustainable treaties?

‘Public diplomacy, not the kind where embassies engage the people of the host country, but the conduct of negotiations between countries on social media, is a brave new world for international relations. The notion of moving negotiations out of backrooms and into the sunlight is intriguing, to say the least. In previous installments of this column, I raised the argument that allowing the terrorists behind the mall siege in Kenya to use Twitter unfettered, instead of shutting them down, would have given us more intelligence for taking them down. Can sunshine on diplomatic negotiations also have positive effects?…’

Lesley Kemp faces libel suit over Twitter comments
I posted a tweet about that last April. A few hours ago, Lesley tweeted me saying
‘@PSPeralta I have won!!! @Resoguy and @LibelSolicitor have dropped the case.’
Feels great when a tweeter acknowledges your tweet and sends good news!
More of her story:
A woman who complained about an unpaid £146 invoice is facing a libel battle that could cost her more than £100,000.


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