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How Twitter’s New DM Will Impact Brand Marketing

How Twitter’s New DM Will Impact Brand Marketing | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
Early analyses tend to conclude that Twitter's new DM is good for brands, good for spammers and bad for consumers. Learn why.

Via Bonnie Burns
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I think this development on Twitter (DM), is actually a good idea because personally I find it irritating when I need to DM someone and I cannot because they do not follow me back. And as a result I have to mention them on public, which defeats the whole purpose of a private conversation. https://support.twitter.com/articles/14606-posting-or-deleting-direct-messages

 

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:22 AM

A Twitter user reported that Twitter plans to let users opt in to receive DMs from anyone, regardless whether that person follows back or not. Traditionally, two users had to mutually follow each other for DM to work. Now that no longer has to be the case.

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3 Apps That Let You Use Your Mobile Device as a Remote Control

3 Apps That Let You Use Your Mobile Device as a Remote Control | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
It’s time. It’s time to get rid of those clunky button-bricks hiding under the couch, collecting dust on top of the entertainment center, or sitting in the corner of the room like some kind of ironic modern art.

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As if we could get lazier and a phone could take over the job of yet another device. here it is happening- Justine Pearce

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Osku Penttinen's curator insight, November 10, 2013 1:22 PM

My remote is starting to show wear and tear where the buttons don't always work any more. If I can use my mobile phone as a replacement remote, what a bonus! 

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, November 17, 2013 7:02 PM

Whoever thought of these is a genius. Thank you. 

http://www.homebasedofficeservices.com/

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How to opt out of Google's new policy allowing it to use your personal information

How to opt out of Google's new policy allowing it to use your personal information | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

On Friday Google altered its Terms of Service to give itself permission to take users' Google+ profile names and pictures and use them in advertisements for Google products, reviews and other commercial offerings. Here is how to opt-out.


Via François-Xavier Schaeffer
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The fact that Google can do something like this is worrying for those people who do not wish to be found by somebody, I hope that this news as to how to opt-out makes its way across the globe quickly- Justine Pearce

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Raven Lunderman's comment, October 23, 2013 12:05 PM
that shouldn't even be an option of theirs. Of course your information will be shared on the inernet but it's a person's right to show it or not, especially if it's being used without permission to advertise.
harish magan's comment, October 24, 2013 9:57 AM
Google can allow to do any thing to safe guard yourself.
François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, February 28, 11:58 AM

Your personal information is valuable. There are ways to control what information Google records, or opting out altogether.

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Video games take bold step against youth suicide

Video games take bold step against youth suicide | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

There’s a word you’ll never hear in a new program to help children cope with troubling emotions: Suicide.

 

The interactive story — in his travels, a space explorer finds creatures dealing with differing emotions — will be accessible to many children on About Kids Health, the Sick Kids website for families and patients.

 

Emerging research shows that kids do learn and can change behaviour from technology such as videos, says psychologist Patrick McGrath.


Via Josué Cardona
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understanding from oneself and from ones family is defininitely a huge step toward acceptance or cure. If this program gets far I believe that it would be an amazing journey to better well- being for many-Justine Pearce 

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robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:47 AM

Relating to an article I scooped previously, Though I think this will be more effective in children. The need to introduce these steps into video games speaks volumes about society, but the measures of prevention are extraordinary.

Nandi

robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:14 AM

Clever invension but I don't think many children will be interested in playing this compared to other popular games such as GTA 5 and many other violent games. - sara

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

wow kids from ages 5-14 are  committing Suicide behavior from these vidoe games. The games that I used to play were call of duty and these games mess with your head. There as a boy who played call of duty and  in The game when u kill someone they come back to life and he thought that his parents would  come  back to life. And he had shoot them  and they did not come back to life. So whoever play these games stop playing them they mess with you.

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Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience

Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old Colorado boy who likes to play Mario Kart and drive go-Karts grabbed the wheel of his great-grandmother's speeding car when she passed out and guided it safely off the highway.

Via Josué Cardona
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we are usually inclinde to beleve that the lessons learnt from games are thosed of violence, but this proves that i depends on the game and the player  and not all games are "bad"- Justine Pearce

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Laura Wiesner's curator insight, November 8, 2013 8:01 PM

This article is talking about a boy saving his great-grandmother by grabbing the wheel of her car and steering it to safety when she passed out. the surprising thing is that from playing Mario Kart, he was able to do this . I have to say doing that was really showing grrat character, and would be a good example to othe kids. Not just for saying that it is important to save someone everyday, but to be able to have the courage to take the wheel and the audacity to steer it to saftey. He also kept a cool head and helped his little brother through it. 

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:51 PM

Wow how can a 10 year old boy do this. All the games he had played growing up Mario Kart it really helped save his brother and his grandma great  that's what they called her. The 10-year old colorado boy drove the car into the muddy ditch where soon the car came to a stop. He told his younger brother to keep playing his game and told him your doing great keep it up. Even though there was a car far ahead of them on a highway he new what do to and he did it right. Grandma great had passed out and the boy tried to get her up but he new he had to take the wheel.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

This article surprised me a lot! I always have thought that some video games were a waste of time but to me Mario Kart came very handy in this situation. The ten year old boy knew exactly what to do and from what I know is that Mario Kart doesn't include a lot of things in a real-life car! For example, the gas pedal, brake pedal, the consequencnes of hitting someone, and moving in and out of a lane, which lane you should be in, which lane you shouldn't not be in. And he didn't have the control of the brake so how could he have possibly got off the highway when there was probably a high chance of a stoplight after you got off the highway? I think that he might have have jumped into his grandma's lap but still how could he have reaches the pedals. It might have been that he pulled over into the grass off the road. Now that I know about this current event, I'm going to play more Mario Kart just in case!! 

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This awesome dad 3-D printed a prosthetic hand for his son

This awesome dad 3-D printed a prosthetic hand for his son | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
3-D printers are one of the coolest pieces of technology available. Part of what makes them so cool is how easily they can improve someone's life.

Via Josué Cardona
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using technology, that is not specifically aimed at helping people, to give this gift gives hope to the ever growing tecnological age- Justine Pearce

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Azam Bata's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:19 AM

was only a matter of time

 

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BBM or Blackberry Messenger for Android and iPhone users rolls out | The National

BBM or Blackberry Messenger for Android and iPhone users rolls out | The National | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
The company said people will begin seeing BBM available on Monday, but UAE users do not yet have a specific roll-out date.
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What happened to bbm for androids? Still waiting... might make a good story

 

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Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience

Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old Colorado boy who likes to play Mario Kart and drive go-Karts grabbed the wheel of his great-grandmother's speeding car when she passed out and guided it safely off the highway.

Via Josué Cardona
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This just goes to show you that children playing video games is not that bad, there are some positives to it. Teaches you good hand and eye coordination and even helpful in situations like this article. - Sara

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Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:51 PM

Wow how can a 10 year old boy do this. All the games he had played growing up Mario Kart it really helped save his brother and his grandma great  that's what they called her. The 10-year old colorado boy drove the car into the muddy ditch where soon the car came to a stop. He told his younger brother to keep playing his game and told him your doing great keep it up. Even though there was a car far ahead of them on a highway he new what do to and he did it right. Grandma great had passed out and the boy tried to get her up but he new he had to take the wheel.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

This article surprised me a lot! I always have thought that some video games were a waste of time but to me Mario Kart came very handy in this situation. The ten year old boy knew exactly what to do and from what I know is that Mario Kart doesn't include a lot of things in a real-life car! For example, the gas pedal, brake pedal, the consequencnes of hitting someone, and moving in and out of a lane, which lane you should be in, which lane you shouldn't not be in. And he didn't have the control of the brake so how could he have possibly got off the highway when there was probably a high chance of a stoplight after you got off the highway? I think that he might have have jumped into his grandma's lap but still how could he have reaches the pedals. It might have been that he pulled over into the grass off the road. Now that I know about this current event, I'm going to play more Mario Kart just in case!! 

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 8:56 AM

we are usually inclinde to beleve that the lessons learnt from games are thosed of violence, but this proves that i depends on the game and the player  and not all games are "bad"- Justine Pearce

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Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media

Teacher vs Student: How Each Actually Uses Social Media | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

Both teachers and students use it pretty actively, and it can easily be used in the classroom. Do you agree? What do you think is the most ‘all-around’ social media platform for both teachers and students (in and out of class)?


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I think some of the points made in the article are valid, but I still think students use Facebook a lot. Although our mom, dad, aunt and others have access to facebook and use it, many students still use it for communication and photo-sharing. It has elements that Twitter and Snapchat don't have and is still used in student society. - Sara

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John Sayer's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:38 PM

This article is interesting and should be top of mind for any training organisation that wants to employ social media in the delivery of it's training programs.

 

I have been working with the use of technology in the delivery and management of education and training programs since the late 80's and am constantly amazed by my 7 year old grandson as he goes about do things like logging onto the Leggo website to access a plan so as he can build a new "something" in Leggo etc.    

Kane Brown's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:42 AM

I utilize the page function in Facebook, however, have been told that Edmodo functions in a similar way.

Tracey Healey's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:24 AM

Very true - having a 20 year old uni student daughter I can see the comparisons.

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'Technology leads to 84pc increase in office productivity' - Telegraph

'Technology leads to 84pc increase in office productivity' - Telegraph | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
Technology-related productivity in the workplace has increased by 480 per cent per hour in the last 40 years, research shows.
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This shows how technology has enhanced productivity in the workplace

 

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5 Best Free Medical Apps for Health Practitione...

5 Best Free Medical Apps for Health Practitione... | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
Health professionals -including medical students- are always in search for the latest technological advancement available to make their job (5 Best Free Medical Apps for Health Practitioners | MedCrunch | http://t.co/TIi3XM4HP2)...

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Any App related stories would benefit from this or any other top 5 Apps list

-Kylen

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eMedToday's curator insight, May 17, 2013 8:40 PM

About 80% of the mobile health apps are use by consumers, the balance being clinical. This is good list of those used by doctors in daily practice.

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Oculus Rift Meets the iPhone for 'Neuromancer' Inspired Game

Oculus Rift Meets the iPhone for 'Neuromancer' Inspired Game | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
The groundbreaking science fiction novel Neuromancer has inspired a new experiment that pairs the iPhone with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to offer a unique new gaming experience.

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It's a hot gaming topic and it shows the way a highly specialised gaming product like this can appeal to a casual gamer

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Best Buy to sell Metawatch iPhone-compatible smart watches nov. 3

Best Buy to sell Metawatch iPhone-compatible smart watches nov. 3 | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

Best Buy is stepping up its presence in the emerging smart watch market, as it was announced this week that the retailer will begin carrying MetaWatch wrist-worn accessories, in addition to products from Pebble, Samsung, Nike, Fitbit and a growing number of others.


Via François-Xavier Schaeffer
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So interesting how even watches are now being equiped with smartphone technology. Its also quite interesting to see what major companies have invested in a slimilar concept. Soon a watch won't simply be a watch anymore.

Nandi

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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, October 19, 2013 7:59 AM

The Metawatch is a water resistant smartwatch designed to complement your smartphone and give you hands freedom.  Supporting a Dual-Mode Bluetooth connection to your iPhone, or Android smartphone, you can check messages, see who’s calling, control music, view weather, and more, all from your wrist.

Raven Lunderman's comment, October 23, 2013 12:03 PM
Why would a watch even be used for something that a phone can do? Watches already have enough additions to them besides telling time now, it seems pointless.
robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:12 AM

Although this is an amazing idea and i doubt I would refuse one if able to get one, it makes me wonder how much more attached to and dependent upon technology and instantaneous access to information while often missing what is happening in the place we are in and the people we are with - Justine Pearce

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Is Apple using the iPad to take over the world? - Telegraph

Is Apple using the iPad to take over the world? - Telegraph | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
The launch of Apple's iPad highlights the challenge the company poses to rivals such as Nokia, Sony and Samsung (How Apple is using the iPad to control the world!
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I founnd this article interesting because i found the headline very catchy. The article is interesting in itself because it outlines what Apple has done, what has been said and  so on, and it is really interesting reading about Apple has done and st5ill yet to do. It made me think of havingan Apple is the "it-thing" right.So many people have Apple laptops and phones nbut also Android, so i think Apple is not on its own,Android is also taking over the world.

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Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning

A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”


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I understand that this may be an average, however I hope that it is kept in mund that this is not true for many students. I for one have to print out my online notes in order to use them to the best of my ability. Also, even if this is true, I believe that face- to - interaction is being lost in this technological age. but it is still as important as it has always been and that needs to be remembered - Justine Pearce

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Good primary source of information if you are looking for research into online learning. Visit our page http://www.onlinecultus.com/ and learn more about online learning.
Steve Klien's curator insight, November 13, 2013 11:05 PM

Online learning outcomes

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:05 AM

A good and interesting article

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Best Buy to sell Metawatch iPhone-compatible smart watches nov. 3

Best Buy to sell Metawatch iPhone-compatible smart watches nov. 3 | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

Best Buy is stepping up its presence in the emerging smart watch market, as it was announced this week that the retailer will begin carrying MetaWatch wrist-worn accessories, in addition to products from Pebble, Samsung, Nike, Fitbit and a growing number of others.


Via François-Xavier Schaeffer
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Although this is an amazing idea and i doubt I would refuse one if able to get one, it makes me wonder how much more attached to and dependent upon technology and instantaneous access to information while often missing what is happening in the place we are in and the people we are with - Justine Pearce

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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, October 19, 2013 7:59 AM

The Metawatch is a water resistant smartwatch designed to complement your smartphone and give you hands freedom.  Supporting a Dual-Mode Bluetooth connection to your iPhone, or Android smartphone, you can check messages, see who’s calling, control music, view weather, and more, all from your wrist.

robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:45 AM

So interesting how even watches are now being equiped with smartphone technology. Its also quite interesting to see what major companies have invested in a slimilar concept. Soon a watch won't simply be a watch anymore.

Nandi

Raven Lunderman's comment, October 23, 2013 12:03 PM
Why would a watch even be used for something that a phone can do? Watches already have enough additions to them besides telling time now, it seems pointless.
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Why Do People Buy and How Can You Compel Them To Buy From You?

Why Do People Buy and How Can You Compel Them To Buy From You? | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
Increasing sales is crucial in today’s competitive marketplace. If your site has taken a hit by Google and your traffic is suffering, converting the traffic you do have at a higher rate becomes eve...

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As a consumer this is interesting and worrying, it never ceases to amaze me how much control the media has - Justine Pearce

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:25 AM

Here you will find a list of reasons why people buy, along with some tips and suggestions on marketing to people based on this reason for purchasing.

Ali Ahmad Ul Haq's curator insight, November 19, 2013 2:35 PM

http://www.techinsit.com

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SecretInk: Send Emails That Automatically Self-Destructs When Read

SecretInk: Send Emails That Automatically Self-Destructs When Read | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
SecretInk is a free service that should really be used by secret agents. With it you can send self-destructing emails or SMS messages to anyone for free.

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this can be good in terms of keeping things private, but when harmful or offensive messages are sent this could be used to the victim's detriment- Justine Pearce

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Camilo Rivera's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:38 PM

SnapEmail?

scott stringe's curator insight, November 23, 2013 2:05 PM

 When I first came across  I knew that it probably  was more cool  than useful. I am sure that everyone at one point or another could find this a handy tool.  so here you go check it out!  >>"<<

Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, December 1, 2013 6:20 PM

Wonderful !

Thanks

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Is blogging on the decline in 2013?

Is blogging on the decline in 2013? | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

Blogs went largely unchallenged until Facebook reshaped consumer behavior with its all-purpose hub for posting everything social. Twitter, which allows messages of no longer than 140 characters, also contributed to the upheaval.


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I thought this article sums up some of the things we have been learning in the course, about twitter, Facebook and even gives the history of blogs. Personally i don't think blogs are on the decline, most people still use their blogs even if they have Facebook because it is different from posting on FB.

Melissa

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:13 AM

Personally I think it has more to do with the amount of time it takes to produce a good blog posting and there being so little return on investment.

Ian Fulton's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:53 AM

The success of facebook is that you visit one site and it pushes the information to you...  as opposed to websites and blogs where you have to visit several sites to see if a change has been made.

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Video games take bold step against youth suicide

Video games take bold step against youth suicide | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

There’s a word you’ll never hear in a new program to help children cope with troubling emotions: Suicide.

 

The interactive story — in his travels, a space explorer finds creatures dealing with differing emotions — will be accessible to many children on About Kids Health, the Sick Kids website for families and patients.

 

Emerging research shows that kids do learn and can change behaviour from technology such as videos, says psychologist Patrick McGrath.


Via Josué Cardona
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Clever invension but I don't think many children will be interested in playing this compared to other popular games such as GTA 5 and many other violent games. - sara

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robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:47 AM

Relating to an article I scooped previously, Though I think this will be more effective in children. The need to introduce these steps into video games speaks volumes about society, but the measures of prevention are extraordinary.

Nandi

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

wow kids from ages 5-14 are  committing Suicide behavior from these vidoe games. The games that I used to play were call of duty and these games mess with your head. There as a boy who played call of duty and  in The game when u kill someone they come back to life and he thought that his parents would  come  back to life. And he had shoot them  and they did not come back to life. So whoever play these games stop playing them they mess with you.

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:03 AM

understanding from oneself and from ones family is defininitely a huge step toward acceptance or cure. If this program gets far I believe that it would be an amazing journey to better well- being for many-Justine Pearce 

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Facebook irresponsible says PM

Facebook irresponsible says PM | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
David Cameron brands Facebook irresponsible for allowing beheading videos to appear on its site without warnings.
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Great for anyone doing a story criticizing facebook

 

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Employersjobs Blog » Nokia Partners With Technology Academy Finland for 2014 Millennium Youth Camp

Employersjobs Blog » Nokia Partners With Technology Academy Finland for 2014 Millennium Youth Camp | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
Are you aged between 16-19? Read this! @NokiaCareers partners with @Tech_Acad_Fin for 2014 Millennium Youth Camp: http://t.co/DpaLqg0xKT
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Nokia offering a youth camp. Great way to get the youth excited and involved in technology

 

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When does technology become obsolete?

When does technology become obsolete? | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

The concept of obsolescence is not as straightforward as it might appear. Read this blog post by Rich Brown on Crave. (When does technology http://t.co/TI35BYV8 become obsolete?


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INteresting article on new tech replaciing old tech, i really emjoyed reading it. some points on obsolete tech can be taken from here and there are a bunch of comment about the topic in the article.

P.S the thing on the right next to the xbox is an Atari 2600, one of the first home gaming consoles (released in 1977)

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GTA 5 For PC Rumored To Release Early Next Year - Ubergizmo

GTA 5 For PC Rumored To Release Early Next Year - Ubergizmo | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
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GTA 5 For PC Rumored To Release Early Next Year
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One of the most highly anticipated games of this year was without a doubt Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5.
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an Interesting angle for anybody with a GTA story

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Video games take bold step against youth suicide

Video games take bold step against youth suicide | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it

There’s a word you’ll never hear in a new program to help children cope with troubling emotions: Suicide.

 

The interactive story — in his travels, a space explorer finds creatures dealing with differing emotions — will be accessible to many children on About Kids Health, the Sick Kids website for families and patients.

 

Emerging research shows that kids do learn and can change behaviour from technology such as videos, says psychologist Patrick McGrath.


Via Josué Cardona
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Relating to an article I scooped previously, Though I think this will be more effective in children. The need to introduce these steps into video games speaks volumes about society, but the measures of prevention are extraordinary.

Nandi

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robyns tut's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:14 AM

Clever invension but I don't think many children will be interested in playing this compared to other popular games such as GTA 5 and many other violent games. - sara

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

wow kids from ages 5-14 are  committing Suicide behavior from these vidoe games. The games that I used to play were call of duty and these games mess with your head. There as a boy who played call of duty and  in The game when u kill someone they come back to life and he thought that his parents would  come  back to life. And he had shoot them  and they did not come back to life. So whoever play these games stop playing them they mess with you.

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:03 AM

understanding from oneself and from ones family is defininitely a huge step toward acceptance or cure. If this program gets far I believe that it would be an amazing journey to better well- being for many-Justine Pearce 

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Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience

Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old Colorado boy who likes to play Mario Kart and drive go-Karts grabbed the wheel of his great-grandmother's speeding car when she passed out and guided it safely off the highway.

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robyns tut's insight:

As a Mario Kart fan myself, I find this amazing. Very cool story. 

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Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:51 PM

Wow how can a 10 year old boy do this. All the games he had played growing up Mario Kart it really helped save his brother and his grandma great  that's what they called her. The 10-year old colorado boy drove the car into the muddy ditch where soon the car came to a stop. He told his younger brother to keep playing his game and told him your doing great keep it up. Even though there was a car far ahead of them on a highway he new what do to and he did it right. Grandma great had passed out and the boy tried to get her up but he new he had to take the wheel.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

This article surprised me a lot! I always have thought that some video games were a waste of time but to me Mario Kart came very handy in this situation. The ten year old boy knew exactly what to do and from what I know is that Mario Kart doesn't include a lot of things in a real-life car! For example, the gas pedal, brake pedal, the consequencnes of hitting someone, and moving in and out of a lane, which lane you should be in, which lane you shouldn't not be in. And he didn't have the control of the brake so how could he have possibly got off the highway when there was probably a high chance of a stoplight after you got off the highway? I think that he might have have jumped into his grandma's lap but still how could he have reaches the pedals. It might have been that he pulled over into the grass off the road. Now that I know about this current event, I'm going to play more Mario Kart just in case!! 

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 8:56 AM

we are usually inclinde to beleve that the lessons learnt from games are thosed of violence, but this proves that i depends on the game and the player  and not all games are "bad"- Justine Pearce