Building More Creative Social NetworksThe algorithms that social media platforms use to recommend who we should “follow” are designed to steer us to people who likely share the same ideas and interests.
How video game skills can get you ahead in life | William CollisWhat does it take to be a pro gamer? Esports expert William Collis charts the rise of the multibillion-dollar competitive gaming industry and breaks down three skills needed to master video games like Fortnite, League of Legends and Rocket League. And watch out, Collis says: these skills can set you up for crushing it at work, too.
How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage ProsperityVideo games give players super powers and transport them to new worlds. How might this technology be used to transform society? Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits researchers who use virtual reality to affect human behavior in the real world, from putting more money into savings to avoiding the use of plastic bags.
Measuring and analyzing human behavior in the world of gamingAs a "user research lead" at Microsoft Studios, psychologist Tim Nichols, PhD, gets paid to play. By applying psychological science to observe, measure and analyze human behavior in the world of gaming, he is able to help design and develop video games that challenge players and keep their interest.
Most Popular Social Media Platforms 1997 - 2020In this data visualization video I look at the most popular social media networks based on active accounts during that time. I also did not include streaming video platforms such as YouTube and Twitch, I will post those in a different video.
TEDTalks: James Surowiecki—When Social Media Became NewsIs technology changing our concept of group behavior? Are people, when acting en masse, inevitably destructive or surprisingly intelligent? In this TEDTalk, James Surowiecki addresses those questions by pinpointing the moment in which social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering. Surowiecki—a New Yorker finance writer and the author of The Wisdom of Crowds—examines the 2005 tsunami disaster, when YouTube, blogs, and texting emerged as the most effective methods for conveying global events.
The Center for Internet and SocietyThe Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global PerspectiveOpenMind is a non-profit project run by BBVA that aims to contribute to the generation and dissemination of knowledge about fundamental issues of our time, in an open and free way. The project is materialized in an online dissemination community.
We’re closer to holographic meetings than you thinkEstes, A. C. (2020, September 15). We're closer to holographic meetings than you think. Vox. https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/9/15/21434946/augmented-reality-future-remote-work-spatial-zoom-calls-feel-like-real-life.
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Science DailyScienceDaily features breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, technology, and more -- from leading universities, scientific journals, and research organizations.
Social Media + SocietySocial Media + Society is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on advancing the understanding of social media and its impact on societies past, present and future. This journal is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).