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Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important?

Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important? | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Facebook and Google want to link online and offline personas, while 4Chan and other social sites prefer people to play with the freedom of pseudonyms
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L’adolescence en jeu

L’adolescence en jeu | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
En novembre, le psychiatre bordelais Xavier Pommereau sort l’application Clash Back : un jeu vidéo qui simule une situation de crise avec un adolescent. Un outil de communication inédit....
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YouTube : Top 10 des jeunes humoristes français

YouTube : Top 10 des jeunes humoristes français | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Une caméra, un
sketch de quelques minutes… Cyprien, Norman Mister V... De plus en plus de jeunes humoristes font un
véritable tabac sur la plate forme de partage. Découvrez le classement des 10 meilleurs.Leurs scores d’audience sont impressionnants. Cyprien,
le numéro un de notre classement...
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15 of the biggest scientific hoaxes

One of the reasons the scientific method is so powerful is its ability to correct itself. No matter how elaborate the illusion, how sophisticated the fake, or how genius the plot, science will eventually pick through the evidence and sniff out the deceit. But there are a few instances in history when hoaxers nearly pulled one off. To remind us to stay humble, here are 15 of the biggest scientific hoaxes ever concocted. (Text: Bryan Nelson)
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The 7 Most Obnoxious Fake Personalities on the Internet

The 7 Most Obnoxious Fake Personalities on the Internet | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
When the only thing people can see is typing, you can get away with some outrageously fake characters, which might fool people. For a couple of paragraphs.
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The Hoax Photo Archive

The Hoax Photo Archive | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception.
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Gay Youth Commits Suicide One Month After Posting ‘It Gets Better’ Video

Gay Youth Commits Suicide One Month After Posting ‘It Gets Better’ Video | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Only one month after filming an "It Gets Better" video to help inspire young gays and lesbians, 19-year-old Eric James Borges tragically committed suicide. The circumstances surrounding the young filmmaker's death have not been revealed, although his work showcases that his "coming out" in the last year was extremely...
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13 Most Unusual Search Engines You Should Remember | SmashingApps.com

13 Most Unusual Search Engines You Should Remember | SmashingApps.com | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
You already have regular visits to usual search engines every day like Google, Msn, Yahoo, Altavista, Excite. There are too many other search engines available
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Étude TNS Sofres : les pratiques des internautes français en 2014

Étude TNS Sofres : les pratiques des internautes français en 2014 | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Pour décrypter les pratiques des internautes, TNS Sofres publie les résultats de l’étude Connected Life. Le but est de mettre en évidence les usages des internautes de 50 pays différents à travers le monde, dont la France. Une bonne manière de repérer les tendances et les différences culturelles. Les Français...
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Occult Detectives, Pt. 13: Foucault's Pendulum

Occult Detectives, Pt. 13: Foucault's Pendulum | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 1988, Harcourt Brace Jovanovish With all the brouhaha swirling around Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code these last several years, I'm really surprised that no one ha...
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Bordeaux: la cybersanté est déjà entre nos mains

Bordeaux: la cybersanté est déjà entre nos mains | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Quid des techniques numériques censées accompagner patients et professionnels de santé ? Une société bordelaise invente des outils pédagogiques inédits. Des lentilles de contact qui...
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YouTube : les Top 10 des chaîne, vidéos et clips en France

YouTube : les Top 10 des chaîne, vidéos et clips en France | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Découvrez quels ont été les chaînes, les vidéos et les clips qui ont été les plus populaires en France, sur YouTube.
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Le TOP 5 des Youtubeurs français les plus populaires

Le TOP 5 des Youtubeurs français les plus populaires | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Le classement mondial de SocialBlade révèle aussi le classement des YouTubers français stars
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The 25 Greatest Scientific Hoaxes In History | IFLScience

The 25 Greatest Scientific Hoaxes In History | IFLScience | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Although science is a branch of study that is built upon testable explanations and predictions about the natural world and its phenomena, there have been examples in the past when the desire for fame, fortune or trickery beat out the desire for performing solid science.  A video by list25 has assembled the 25 greatest scientific hoaxes in history. Among them are a nonexistent stone-age tribe, a perpetual motion machine and an archeologist that buried objects only to ‘discover’ them later.    
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Top 10 Bizarre Hoaxes In History - Listverse

Top 10 Bizarre Hoaxes In History - Listverse | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Hoaxes have been a part of our shared heritage for thousands of years. They are ubiquitous---and will continue to be as long as people either love money or
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The Origin of the Loch Ness Monster

The Origin of the Loch Ness Monster | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Today I found out the origin of the Loch Ness Monster myth. Loch Ness is a long, narrow lake southwest of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. It is the second largest loch in Scotland by surface area and the largest by volume. It is also the second deepest loch, at an astounding 755 feet (230 […
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7 Clearly Fake News Stories That Fooled The Mainstream Media

7 Clearly Fake News Stories That Fooled The Mainstream Media | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
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In the olden days when shoes were a luxury and smallpox was a right of passage, men like William Randolph Hearst used their complete control ove...
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20 Epic Fake Pictures that Have Fooled the Whole World

20 Epic Fake Pictures that Have Fooled the Whole World | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Epic Fake Pictures that Have Fooled the Whole World - Photodoto blog announces an interesting photography contest about fake photos
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L'amour vu par les SMS : six années de textos d'un couple analysés

L'amour vu par les SMS : six années de textos d'un couple analysés | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Pour fêter leur anniversaire de rencontre, une Américaine a compilé l'ensemble des textos envoyés et en a extrait plusieurs leçons sur la construction de leur amour.
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40 cartes pour tout savoir sur Internet

40 cartes pour tout savoir sur Internet | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
En septembre prochain, nous fêterons les 45 ans de l’ARPANET. Il s’agit de l’ancêtre de l’Internet, qui a connu une croissance fulgurante au cours des années 1970. En 1969, ce réseau ne représentait que 4 universités à l’ouest des États-Unis. Le maillage s’est internationalisé jusqu’à Londres dès l’année 1973. L’histoire d’Internet est...
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affordance.info: A propos des clowns armés et effrayants

affordance.info: A propos des clowns armés et effrayants | Shrink and Geek | Scoop.it
Je reçois ces temps-ci pas mal d'appel de journalistes sur le sujet de "la rumeur des clowns menaçants". Ce court billet a vocation à synthétiser mon opinion sur le sujet :-) Que faut-il pour que naisse et se propage une...
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