Google+ is a lonely place. At least according to a new study that paints the social networking site as a virtual tumbleweed town. ...data points reaffirm the underlying thesis, which is simply that engagement and retention are not strong characteristics of [Google+]
When you lose yourself inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.
Sherry Turkle says our passion to connect with each other through devices and networks is keeping us from interacting with each other face to face. ... We expect more from technology and less from each other. What once would have seemed like "good service" is now an inconvenience. That's the "less from each other" part of the equation.
Aurore Gallarino: "The storytelling fan sometimes goes beyond the fictional environment when they don’t just write follow-ups or missing scenes for a work but go beyond that and create content as if it was straight out of the universe."
DRC: When fan communities embrace the principle of storytelling 1/3 can be found here and Do it yourself: fan community “pirate” productions 2/3 can be found here.
The wicked-cool video game Persona 3 is perhaps best described as "Basically, Buffy The Vampire Slayer reimagined at a super fashionable Japanese high school." If you're anything like me, that description alone would be enough to make you want to...
On May 9, 2012, 30 legal academics wrote a letter to USTR's Ron Kirk “to express our profound concern and disappointment at the lack of public participation, transparency, and open government processes in the negotiation of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).”
Everybody wants to be successful. And if you've ever told anyone that you're writing a novel (or screenplay, short story, comic book, rondel, etc.) you'll find out that most people you know are writing or planning on writing or want to write...
The steampunk meets cabin-chic bar sits in the heart of what was once among the city's darkest slums, about a block east of Pratt Institute's Bed-Stuy campus. The Brooklyn Tap House abandoned the traditional sales terminals most restaurants use in favor of three iPads at the bar and 10 iPod Touch devices carried by waitstaff. The devices are identical to what millions of consumers carry for listening to music or browsing the Web, but they're loaded with a point-of-sale app developed by Albuquerque, N.M.-based POSLavu. Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20120509/SMALLBIZ/120509888#ixzz1uaA6r5aw
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