Train of thought

Living with ADHD in the age of information and social media
Theo Siggelakis
TEDxQuinnipiacU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0hY5TYVv_s

train of thought
5:14 AADD: Acquired Attention Deficit Disorder

related:

ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder
Stephen Tonti
TEDxCMU

ADHD sucks, but not really
Salif Mahamane | TEDxUSU
December 2015

another instance:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/scott-mccloud-on-comics

Social media hurts your confidence and self-esteem.

4 Ways Social Media Is Making You Dumber
OPEN Forum. American Express Company. December 02, 2013
Mike Periu
Director, Council for Economic Education
https://www.openforum.com/articles/4-ways-social-media-is-making-you-dumber

Social media hurts your confidence and self-esteem.
Hanna Krasnova of the Institute of Information Systems at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin led a series of studies that analyzed the role of Facebook on certain human emotions. The studies found that following other people on Facebook and monitoring their posts leads to feelings of envy among a significant percentage of users. Even worse is that over a long period of time, this envy leads to “frustration and exhaustion,” which damaged the subjects’ overall satisfaction with their lives.

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Original article:
Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users’ Life Satisfaction?
Hanna Krasnova, et al.
http://warhol.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/~hkrasnova/Ongoing_Research_files/WI%202013%20Final%20Submission%20Krasnova.pdf
11th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, 27th February – 01st March 2013, Lei pzig, Germany

Keywords:

  • Envy,
  • Facebook,
  • Passive Following,
  • Life Satisfaction,
  • Mediation

see also:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/facebook-makes-us-sadder-and-less-satisfied-study-finds

related video:

What’s On Your Mind?

Social media makes you more susceptible to peer pressure.

4 Ways Social Media Is Making You Dumber
OPEN Forum. American Express Company. December 02, 2013
Mike Periu
Director, Council for Economic Education
https://www.openforum.com/articles/4-ways-social-media-is-making-you-dumber

Social media makes you more susceptible to peer pressure.
Bernardo Huberman, Haiyi Zhu and Yarun Luon of HP Labs recently conducted an experiment that demonstrated how we become more susceptible to peer pressure from social media.
The study they devised showed that users tended to change their opinion about a given item after it was revealed that a certain number of people actually “liked” the opposite of their choice.
The shocking part of the study is that it only took a few “opposite likes” for the change to occur.

Bibliography:
To Switch or Not To Switch: Understanding Social Influence in Online Choices
Proceeding CHI ’12 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Pages 2257-2266
Haiyi Zhu, Bernardo A. Huberman, Yarun Luon
Social Computing Lab. Hewlett Packard Labs. Palo Alto, California, USA
http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/scl/papers/socialinfluence/SocialInfluence.pdf

Twitter kills language?

Can Twitter Boost Literacy?  
August 19, 2013
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=213500923

Despite complaints that Twitter kills language, there’s evidence that social media can be used to enhance reading and writing.
We learn more from Rey Junco, of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.