Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG!, Technoid | Tags: Facebook, Mobile Device, smartphone, Smartphone Addiction, Social Media Addiction, technoid Computer News, twitter | Comments Off
Blogger and ABC contributor Peter Ryan has a superneat post on a new report confirming what most of us already knew: Australians are addicted to their smartphones. The survey of smartphone users by tech behemoth Cisco reveals that the daily ritual for Gen Y Aussies kicks off with a quick txt.
Many of the survey participants admitted that they checked for messages, emails and updates at least twice an hour, many becoming anxious when their phone goes astray.
Kevin Bloch isn’t alone, our favourite news agency – Reuters – has an ubercool post on our latest addiction, Social Media.
Social media is now apparently a recognised addiction, a study undertaken last year by the University of Chicago found that Liking and Tweeting can be even more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol. The research showed that social networking sites gave users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: CarlSaganQuoted, twitter | Comments Off
Twitter isn’t always my bag, so many words, so little to say! EXCEPT of course for Carl Sagan Quotes!!
Posted: January 2nd, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News, NASA | Tags: GRAIL, Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory, Moon, NASA, NASA JPL, Probe, twitter | Comments Off
Two robotic probes have begun orbiting the moon in preparation for an unprecedented mission to map the lunar interior.
NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, spacecraft wrapped up a 2.6-million-mile journey to put themselves into lunar orbit on Saturday and Sunday.
Over the next two months, the probes’ 55-kilometre-high orbits will be adjusted to get them into optimal position to measure the pushes and pulls of the moon’s gravity, data that scientists can use to model what is inside the moon. Information on the moon’s interior is a key piece of information still missing despite more than 100 previous missions to the moon, including six human expeditions. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 18th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Buster Cookson, Cankler, Engineered Life, Favorite New Thought, No Sh_t Sherlock, Outside the Box, Science, Science News | Tags: BAE Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, Crisis Early Warning and Decision Support, DARPA, Dewey Murdick, Facebook, Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition, FUSE, IARPA, ICEWS, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Isaac Asimov, Kathleen Carley, ODNI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Organization Risk Analyzer, Psychohistory, Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, Sean O'Brien, Social Media, Social Networking Sites, SRI International, The World Future Society, twitter | Comments Off
It’s every government’s dream, a system that can predict future events such as riots, political upheaval and the outbreak of war.
With social media playing such a prevalent role in the organisation of events like The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, there’s surely a way to trend upcoming events through social media, the U.S intelligence community believes this to be the case.
Research aimed at predicting future social upheaval isn’t a new thought, automating the way data is collected and analysed is a little more complicated though. Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition – FUSE – has been commissioned to do just that by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence - ODNI.
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