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Modern take on ancient tradition educates Indigenous students

Modern take on ancient tradition educates Indigenous students | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 12, 2014 7:52 PM

Storytelling has been a tradition in our Indigenous communities. Developments in technology has allowed this tradition to continue. In the Aboriginal community of Cherbourg in southern Queensland, a group of young people has been training in mobile journalism, using smart phones and smart techniques to tell their stories

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Wearables can track workouts, but can they save lives? - talk.unicef.org

Wearables can track workouts, but can they save lives? - talk.unicef.org | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7th 2014 - UNICEF concluded its fourth Activate Talk by bringing together tech companies and social innovators to discuss the social impact that is possible through wearable technology. While wearables have in recent years played a significant role in promoting health and wellness, there are even greater opportunities to apply the technology to improve the lives …

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 15, 2014 11:04 PM

This UNICEF talk discusses the social impact of wearing technology for health and wellness. 

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Technology can have positive or negative impact on social interactions

Technology can have positive or negative impact on social interactions | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
Many people are involved in an abundant number of relationships through technology, but sometimes the quantity of these associations leaves people feeling qualitatively empty.

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 12, 2014 5:20 AM

This article examines social media, broadcast television and similar technologies and their effect on communication between people. 

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Department of Health | Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Report

Department of Health | Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Report | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 12, 2014 6:12 PM

Although this report and its appendices were published in 2007, there is the opportunity to gauge an historical perspective to the whole issue of Assisted reproductive Technologies. It is published by the Australian Government department of Health so will be a credible and relevant source. 

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Home - Young and Well

Home - Young and Well | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:27 PM

This is an interesting website dedicated to the well being of young people. If you take the time to scroll through and explore there are references to technology and the way in which young people interact, and the effect on their well being. 

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Screen-addicted children may have newest mental illness

Screen-addicted children may have newest mental illness | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
Children addicted to using electronic devices 24/7 will be diagnosed with a serious mental illness if a new addiction, included as ''internet-use disorder'' in a worldwide psychiatric manual, is confirmed by further research.
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An interesting article about the impact of technology addiction on children. Some concerning issues raised. 

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What's technology doing to our health

What's technology doing to our health | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
What kind of impact does online technology have on our social lives and our brains, now and in the future?

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 10, 2014 5:08 AM

Body and Soul magazine hosts this report by a freelance journalist about the effect on society of the rapid recent growth in technological advances. 

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Can technology curb loneliness? - Health & Wellbeing

Can technology curb loneliness? - Health & Wellbeing | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 10, 2014 5:02 AM

This article from the ABC examines how technology has impacted on the well being of socially isolated people, making it easier for them to communicate and share with others.

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Children's exergames to get health rating

Children's exergames to get health rating | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
Sports video games such as Wii Fit and games for Xbox Kinect and PlayStation Move will soon receive an independent health rating in a bid to boost the fitness benefits for children playing them.
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An interesting article about the ratings system being developed for children's 'exergames' or active/sports video games and the debate about the effectiveness of such games (in terms of exercise value).

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Consumers reap benefits of the social web - CHOICE

Consumers reap benefits of the social web - CHOICE | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
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A look at the opportunities presented for consumers through the use of social media and social networking. 

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The Future of the Internet in 2014

The Future of the Internet in 2014 | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
In 2014 the dominant discussions about the future of the internet cover some topics which have been discussed in previous posts and others have newly appeared or experienced significant development...

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 12, 2014 5:30 AM

A very comprehensive set of resources contained within this post  exploring the Internet from 2014 and the effects it is hoped to have on our society. 

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i-Disorder: the psychology of technology

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This is a podcast. You can download the audio or read the transcript. 

 


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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 12, 2014 7:45 PM

Psychology of technology researcher Dr Larry Rosen warns that our technology is causing us to develop symptoms of disorders such as narcissistic personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. He points out the warning signs of what he calls 'i-disorders' and suggests some strategies to maintain our humanity.

 

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Cash for comment in the YouTube generation

Cash for comment in the YouTube generation | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it
Videos of young girls talking about new products are producing the internet's next wave of mini-moguls.

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 12, 2014 7:41 PM

Young girls are using technology to endorse products. They film themselves offering tutorials in beauty secrets and some are being paid. What social impact is this having on these girls? is it cash for comment? 

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Tracking the Future just got better

Tracking the Future just got better | Social impact of technology | Scoop.it

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 11, 2014 10:53 PM

Follow the links to further information on the future impact of rapidly developing technology on society.

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Social Impact of Technology

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Karen Bale's curator insight, May 10, 2014 5:06 AM

This is a blog that a CAFS teacher has established exploring various types of technology and posing questions about the impact of these types of technologies on the well being of individuals.