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What I've Learned From Female Founders So Far

What I've Learned From Female Founders So Far | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
On the whole, I got a great response to my request for feedback about how YC could encourage female founders.  It's clear there are two separate problems: 



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Wearable Video Cameras, for Police Officers

Wearable Video Cameras, for Police Officers | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Some police departments are recording their officers’ interactions with civilians using cameras small enough to attach to sunglasses.
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Get Out of Town: Why SXSW Isn’t Worth It

Get Out of Town: Why SXSW Isn’t Worth It | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Two years ago, I came up with new rule that I’ll basically accept any offer if it will tie me up and keep me away from Austin during SXSW week. The results have been awesome: Last year I spoke at a small event in Australia. This year I spoke at one in Ireland.  It’s not because…
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How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy

How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
No one joins Facebook to be sad and lonely. But a new study argues that that’s exactly how it makes us feel…
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This is from back in Sept but it's worth a look. 

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The real reason you waste time online

The real reason you waste time online | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
What if we just admitted we didn’t want to be here? The Great Distractor Why do I open up my laptop with the intention of writing and then end up wandering around the Web?
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My own article about why we use the web to procrastinate, and how we can break the unconscious behavior. 

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The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Diagnoses have soared as makers of the drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have found success with a two-decade marketing campaign.
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Why It’s so Hard to Unplug From the Digital World

Why It’s so Hard to Unplug From the Digital World | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Our digital virtual world may be overshadowing our real personal world.
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Adding a Period in a Text Message Just Makes You Look Pissed Off.

Adding a Period in a Text Message Just Makes You Look Pissed Off. | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
How that simple dot at the end of the sentence became something you use to tell people you're mad. Right. Now.
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Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark

Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Imaginative minds have long appreciated the power of dim lighting. New research confirms that when the lights switch off something in the brain...
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I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism students when, without warning, my computer fre...
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To Fix Wikipedia’s Gender Imbalance: A Big Editing Party?

To Fix Wikipedia’s Gender Imbalance: A Big Editing Party? | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Next week at Brown, women’s contributions to science and technology will be inscribed in Wikipedia. (RT @TheAtlantic: Can a big 'Edit-a-Thon' party help fix Wikipedia's gender imbalance?
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What journalists need to know about the power of code | Poynter.

Create. Inform. Engage. | Journalism training, media news & how to's
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Disruptions: Gawker Wants to Encourage More Voices Online, but With Less Yelling

Disruptions: Gawker Wants to Encourage More Voices Online, but With Less Yelling | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
A site that will promote comments on Gawker Media sites wants to elevate the role of commenters while trying to keep needless vitriol at bay.
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N.J. high school student claims she was punished for tweet about principal

N.J. high school student claims she was punished for tweet about principal | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
File photo A Sterling High School student is suing the school district and its administration after she claims she was banned from her prom and senior trip for tweeting profane comments about the principal, according to the New Jersey Law Journal.In...
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Phishing page hosted on Google: A true dog-bites-man scam

Phishing page hosted on Google: A true dog-bites-man scam | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
New trick gives tired old dog new legs.
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How Your Smartphone Can Affect Your Well-Being - Association for Psychological Science

How Your Smartphone Can Affect Your Well-Being - Association for Psychological Science | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
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Transcript

Transcript | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
When Nigerian prince scam spam hits our inboxes, most of us know to politely decline requests for assistance. One might wonder why scammers don’t come up with something a bit more believable.
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More of us should scam-bait.

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Facebook Wants to Know Why You’re Self-Censoring Your Posts

Facebook Wants to Know Why You’re Self-Censoring Your Posts | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago, a friend of mine asked on Facebook: Do you think that facebook tracks the stuff that people type and then erase before hitting ? (or the “post” button) Good question.
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Gartner’s Vision Of The Future Of Mobility; Should Users Be Afraid? | Futurelab – We are marketing and customer strategy consultants with a passion for profit and innovation.

Gartner’s Vision Of The Future Of Mobility; Should Users Be Afraid? | Futurelab – We are marketing and customer strategy consultants with a passion for profit and innovation. | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
The opening session I attended on 13th November at the Gartner symposium was entitled “by 2017 your smartphone will be smarter than you”. The spea...
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Young people aren't reliable predictors of tech trends. So where does that leave Snapchat?

Young people aren't reliable predictors of tech trends. So where does that leave Snapchat? | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
We all tend to assume that young people are on the technological vanguard, knowing what "the next big thing" will be. But they are often wrong.
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Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love

Social Networking Affects Brains Like Falling in Love | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Neuroeconomist Paul Zak has discovered for the first time that social networking triggers the release of the generosity-trust chemical in our brains...
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Report: Facebook Is Collecting Data on Your Cursor Movements

Report: Facebook Is Collecting Data on Your Cursor Movements | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Facebook is reportedly experimenting with new technology that tracks and collects data about a user's activity on the site, including cursor movements.
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Snapchat admits handing over private messages to law enforcement

Snapchat admits handing over private messages to law enforcement | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
Oh, you still thought Snapchat messages were private?
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The myth of the private or anonymous Internet still captures the imagination and belief systems of the young or naive.

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It's Cute That They Thought We Wouldn't Notice Them Trying To Rip Us Off

It's Cute That They Thought We Wouldn't Notice Them Trying To Rip Us Off | Psychology of Information Technology | Scoop.it
A giant force is planning to rob you soon. And you're staring at it this very moment.
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