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A Nonprofit's Legal Counsel Is the Social Media Manager's Best ...

A Nonprofit's Legal Counsel Is the Social Media Manager's Best ... | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
As a social media nonprofit professional mentioned in a Facebook thread recently, “I've observed interesting dynamics with legal counsel over social media with the result of increased paranoia among employees or a blanket ...
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Nonprofits are expanding their efforts to influence public policy through social channels and understanding the legal issues and how to evaluate the work is necessary.

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UX Design, Role-playing & Micromoments - UXmas - Wishing you a great experience through the festive season!

UX Design, Role-playing & Micromoments - UXmas - Wishing you a great experience through the festive season! | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
UXmas is a digital advent calendar for user experience designers. Every day throughout December in the lead-up to Christmas, a bauble is opened to reveal a new gift to the UX community.
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Although the holidays are over - this is a great pre-product/service development exercise Stephen Anderson walks audience through.  It's simple, but can be profoundly illuminating because it surfaces the nuanced details that can make or break an experience for your user.

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You’d Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users | Nir and Far

You’d Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users | Nir and Far | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head scratching

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By looking to insights from psychology, product designers can increases their odds of forming new user habits.

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Web Fiction, Serialized and Social

Web Fiction, Serialized and Social | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
With Wattpad, a storytelling app, the once-solitary writing process has become informal, intimate and highly interactive.
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Wattpad eliminates any remaining distance between creator and consumer.

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Would You Buy a Logo From This Man? - Print Magazine

Would You Buy a Logo From This Man? - Print Magazine | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it

A company logo must communicate the “expertise” of a company in its core symbology, and be designed so we trust that the company has this expertise. An old-fashioned design motif would look strange on an aerospace company.

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If there was a hurdle, it was with someone who wasn’t part of the planning process and was brought into the final design selection. The person did not understand the planning objectives.

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Coherent Arbitrariness: random but consistent « TechTalk

Coherent Arbitrariness: random but consistent « TechTalk | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it

We like to think that we know what we like; whether it’s purchasing that new bit of kit or judging what an app is really worth, our steadfast values and judgements act as our consistent guide. 

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Collective anchors have a huge influence on our perceptions of value, and it is apparent in many technology-related decisions.

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BEHAVIOR DESIGN – Persuasive Tech

BEHAVIOR DESIGN – Persuasive Tech | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it

Behavior change is a step-by-step process. This explains why one-shot solutions rarely achieve outcomes that matter most.

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Designing for behavior change via social and mobile tech is new, with no leading books or conferences to provide guidance. Our goal is to explain human nature clearly and map those insights onto the emerging opportunities in technology.

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From neurons to hormones: understanding the biological triggers of our actions.

From neurons to hormones: understanding the biological triggers of our actions. | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
The neural communication systems is built on billions of interconnected cells called neurons which communicate by exchanging chemicals, most of which are triggered through electrical stimulation produced by specific stimuli.
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Both systems create a sophisticated web of responses that affect our behaviors and the body’s homeostasis.
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WATCH: Rethinking the TV experience: Smart Thinking

WATCH: Rethinking the TV experience: Smart Thinking | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it

Smart Design has re-imagined the smart TV experience through a design concept that simplifies the technology and dials up the personalization. There’s no more channel surfing in search for something you like. It will be done for you, tailored to your tastes, moods and viewing behavior. That’s smart.

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Now that we're starting to talk about balancing out our "media diets," what experiences are we willing to put up with when we decide to participate with technology. - the status quo experience or a highly engaging one?

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Why we should pay more attention to our ability to focus - The Week Magazine

Why we should pay more attention to our ability to focus - The Week Magazine | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
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This is one reason I've changed my media consumption habits in 2014.
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Our inability to resist checking email, Facebook, and Twitter rather than focus on the here and now leads to a real life out-of-office. Sociologist Erving Goffman, calls this "away," which tells other people "I'm not interested" in you right now. 

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Study: Consumers Punish Brands for Slow Twitter Response Time

Study: Consumers Punish Brands for Slow Twitter Response Time | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
A new study by Millward Brown Digital and Lithium found that consumers may reward brands who have a quick twitter response time. See results here.
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When companies don’t meet these lofty response expectations, 38 percent feel more negative about the brand and a full 60 percent will take unpleasant actions to express their dissatisfaction.
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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
So yea, you know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, ...
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The key to understanding the neuroscience of creativity lies not only in knowledge of large-scale networks, but in recognizing that different patterns of neural activations and deactivations are important at different stages of the creative process.

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Are Online Tools the Future of Disaster Relief?

Are Online Tools the Future of Disaster Relief? | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
When disaster hits, many people break the news on Twitter or Facebook, often to inform loved ones that they're okay. During a crisis, social media users take on the responsibili...
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How are these online sites — the actual forums through which people are conveying and distributing information — revolutionizing disaster response? And what others have emerged as a result?

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Can Twitter Save Live TV?

Can Twitter Save Live TV? | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
A new study shows a correlation between tweet volume and TV ratings.
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If networks can figure out a way to get more people tweeting about their shows there might yet be a future for live televison

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Yes, Facebook Ads Can Be More Effective Than TV. In France.

Yes, Facebook Ads Can Be More Effective Than TV. In France. | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
campaign in france in first quarter of 2013 to reintroduce coke's polar bears nets impressive results on social network.
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"This can only work when there is a unique and strong creative content" driven by smart strategy and "excellence of execution at point of sale."

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3 Ways Nonprofits Can Leverage Behavioral Economics

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Leverage Behavioral Economics | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
I participated in a panel discussion on social fundraising this past Monday with Katya Andresen, Roger Craver and Carie Lewis.

We spoke ...
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My answer/guess: while it is true that the Internet will continuously change at an increasingly rapid pace, human beings have not, and will not change for thousands of years to come.

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To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering

To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment, he began to understand how the tools of science and engineering become more powerful when combined with art, with design and beauty. Ever since, he's been searching for a convincing modern-day equivalent to Rome's masterpiece. Stay tuned to the end of the talk for his unexpected suggestion.
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Showing respect for this service design model leads to success as well as cohesiveness.

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Does slacktivism work?

Does slacktivism work? | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Asking supporters for "likes" on Facebook isn't the best way to build support for a cause.
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Campaigns targeting slacktivists are usually based on the logic that increased awareness of a cause is in and of itself a worthy reason to pursue them.

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» Using Social Media as New Tool to Explain Human Behavior - Psych Central News

» Using Social Media as New Tool to Explain Human Behavior - Psych Central News | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Researchers are new beneficiaries of big data as information garnered from Facebook and Twitter are being used to provide insights into everything from family
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Roxane Cohen Silver, Ph.D., of the University of California, Irvine, has been using online surveys to study how people cope with trauma in the aftermath of disaster.

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Digital--The Power and the Peril

Digital--The Power and the Peril | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Advertisers must understand these 5 things if they want to stop wasting moneyand alienating consumersin digital.
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Understanding consumer motivation means looking through a different lens.

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To Make Healthier Choices, Color-Code Your Food (Green Means Go!)

To Make Healthier Choices, Color-Code Your Food (Green Means Go!) | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it

UsiColor-coding food by healthfulness really does steer people toward better choices, researchers say.

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Using street light concepts to help you make better eating choices.  My question - Can you get a ticket for blasting through the red?

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Fonts That Create Emotions, and More – Roger’s Picks | Neuromarketing

Fonts That Create Emotions, and More – Roger’s Picks | Neuromarketing | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
We’re trying something new here at Neuromarketing – a quick digest of interesting articles we found this week. Expect an eclectic mix of marketing, neuroscience, psychology, digital, and stuff that doesn’t fit in any of those categories. Cat videos, too! […]
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Wonderful share by Roger Dooley as he introduces Mikael Cho's great insights on the science behind fonts.  Cho also provides examples of websites that are yoga studios for content.  

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22 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014 - Jeffbullas's Blog

22 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2014 - Jeffbullas's Blog | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
There was a tipping point last year. It has implications for publishing and marketing. Here are some social media facts and statistics to kick off 2014
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How to use social proof to increase conversions

How to use social proof to increase conversions | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Social proof is perhaps the most well known of Robert Cialdini’s six keys to persuasion explained in his 2009 book titled “Influence”.
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We use the actions of others to decide on proper behavior for ourselves especially when we view those others to be similar to ourselves (Park, 2001).

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Music psychology and Big Data

Music psychology and Big Data | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it

music psychology will also face many new challenges that come with the march of advancing technology. One such challenge that you may be familiar with is ‘Big Data’.

 
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Big data can teach us about the musical past. It can provide a method for studying historical trends in musical development. 

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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone? | Media Psychology and Social Change | Scoop.it
Is it cell phone addiction or normal social interaction?
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 Not surprisingly, many individuals consider their phones to be part of their self concept. Identifying your cell phone as part of your self predicts not simply how frequently people use their phones, but also their involvement with their phones. 

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