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Study: Snapchat and Instagram are the worst for young people

Study: Snapchat and Instagram are the worst for young people | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it

A new study lends credence to what you’ve probably always suspected: social media is having a pretty negative effect on teenagers — Instagram and Snapchat being the worst culprits. The study, published today and called “Status of Mind,” was conducted by researchers for the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. The researchers surveyed 1,479 British youths ages 14-24, asking them how they felt the different social media networks effected their mental health. They took in several factors such as body image, sleep deprivation, bullying, and self-identity.

The results suggest the two worst social media networks for kids are Instagram and Snapchat, as they had terrible scores for body image, bullying, and anxiety. Twitter and Facebook weren’t much better, though. YouTube was the only one that apparently inspired more positive feelings than negative ones.

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A new study lends credence to what you’ve probably always suspected: social media is having a pretty negative effect on teenagers — Instagram and Snapchat being the worst culprits. The study, published today and called “Status of Mind,” was conducted by researchers for the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. The researchers surveyed 1,479 British youths ages 14-24, asking them how they felt the different social media networks effected their mental health. They took in several factors such as body image, sleep deprivation, bullying, and self-identity.

 

The results suggest the two worst social media networks for kids are Instagram and Snapchat, as they had terrible scores for body image, bullying, and anxiety. Twitter and Facebook weren’t much better, though. YouTube was the only one that apparently inspired more positive feelings than negative ones.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

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3 dark trends that could Destroy the Web - Tim Berners-Lee

3 dark trends that could Destroy the Web - Tim Berners-Lee | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the world wide web. ”
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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, May 8, 2017 3:09 AM
Tim Berners Lee has mentioned the three most pertinent and evident downsides of the internet today. These weaknesses might destroy the web, or maybe even us! Today we feel more vulnerable than our parents because "We have lost control over our personal data"! To make matters worse, "it is so easy too easy for misinformation to spread" take for example how misinformation can foment communalism. The third weakness pertains to how "political advertising needs transparency". The recent leakage of UID card details could have had a worse impact if the owners of those cards had been younger working people with a sound bank balance!
 
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UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly 

UW team stores digital images in DNA — and retrieves them perfectly  | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“DNA molecules can store information many millions of times more densely than existing technologies for digital storage — flash drives, hard drives, magnetic and optical media. Those systems also degrade after a few years or decades, while DNA can reliably preserve information for centuries. DNA is best suited for archival applications, rather than instances where files need to be accessed immediately.”
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Where will we store all the information we are generating? This report suggests that DNA storage may be 

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Bio tech for info storage...science fiction no longer
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How to Use Universal Clipboard on Mac, iPhone, iPad - OSXDaily

How to Use Universal Clipboard on Mac, iPhone, iPad - OSXDaily | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ Universal Clipboard is one of the greatest features available with the latest versions of macOS and iOS which allow you to copy and paste between devices across platform or devices. For example, you can copy a link on a Mac and then paste it into an email on the iPhone, or copy a picture on the iPhone and paste it into a document on the Mac. You could also copy something from an iPhone and paste it over to an iPad, or from one Mac to another, and vice versa.”
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The 25 best hidden features and tricks in your iPhone's latest update - Business Insider

The 25 best hidden features and tricks in your iPhone's latest update - Business Insider | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ There are a lot of changes in iOS 10, Apple's latest software update for the iPhone and iPad. We've already shown you the biggest changes, like the new Messages app and improvements to the lockscreen. But there are plenty of smaller, more hidden features and tricks you probably don't know about. For instance, did you know that Apple Music can show you song lyrics in iOS 10? Or that Apple Maps can remember where you parked your car?”
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10 Awesome Adobe Apps iPhone Users Need Now | TechKotak

10 Awesome Adobe Apps iPhone Users Need Now | TechKotak | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ One of the most prolific developers of design-focused apps in the App Store for iPhone is, surprise, Adobe. Here are 10 of my favorites.”
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App of the Week: Google’s great free coding app

App of the Week: Google’s great free coding app | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ Google CS First is an online platform for creating, managing, and teaching a middle school computer science (CS) program. There are currently 72 programming explorations and lessons across nine domains (such as arts, gaming, sports, storytelling, and social media). Each lesson is ready to go out of the box and includes a minute-by-minute teacher script, student instructions, example projects, materials (with solution guides), and more. The site also features comprehensive help guides for everything from setting up and maintaining a club to tips for classroom management and discipline issues.”
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How You Know You Need a Tech Break (and What to Do About It)

How You Know You Need a Tech Break (and What to Do About It) | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“Taking a tech break is easy when you know how to do it, when, and why. Here is some helpful information for staying "tech healthy."”
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On This Day 25-years Ago, The World's First Website Went Online

On This Day 25-years Ago, The World's First Website Went Online | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“On this day 25 years ago, August 6, 1991, the world's first website created by Tim Berners-Lee went live”
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On this day 25 years ago, August 6, 1991, the world's first website created by Tim Berners-Lee went live

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The World Wide Web (WWW) turned 25 years old this weekend. WOW! Happy Birthday WWW!
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What is the Dark web? Learn more about the dark web, made up of sites and activities that closely mirror offline crime.

What is the Dark web? Learn more about the dark web, made up of sites and activities that closely mirror offline crime. | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it

The dark web is bigger than just hidden services. Learn more about the dark web, made up of sites and activities that closely mirror offline crime.


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Is Tech addiction making us far more Stressed at Work? 

Is Tech addiction making us far more Stressed at Work?  | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
Checking our work emails and social media accounts at all hours of the day is making us more stressed, research suggests, but what can we do about it?
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[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision

[PDF] Millennial Carreers: 2020 vision | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it

"By 2020 Millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce. That’s one reason so many reports about them exist. Some say they are disloyal, self-absorbed and lazy, while others claim they’re a generation of digital entrepreneurs and innovators. Some aim to dispel the myths others have created. Just type “Millennials are...” into a Google search to see the stereotypes. "


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Microsoft Hololens opens up & why Windows 10 might be a significant #VR dev platform  | CINEMABLEND

Microsoft Hololens opens up & why Windows 10 might be a significant #VR dev platform  | CINEMABLEND | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ Microsoft has announced that their Windows Holographic Platform is opening up to developers, enabling them to not only build apps with augmented reality and virtual reality capabilities, but also to build their own AR and VR hardware that automatically works with Windows 10.”
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Quote "Bringing VR support and AR support to the top level through an operating system is an ambitious move by Microsoft. It means that they really want to embrace the future of the alternate reality market, no matter who is making the hardware."
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Apple is proud to share its work on accessibility, and so should everyone else

Apple is proud to share its work on accessibility, and so should everyone else | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ Apple has long been a trailblazer down the path to accessibility with such features as VoiceOver; it originated on the Mac back in 2007, and is now on every device the company makes. In recent years, Apple has been highlighting the importance of including accessibility features in new technologies and sharing its work with the world. It's incredible, the things Apple has accomplished in working toward an inclusive and supportive range of devices that anyone and everyone can use, no matter what their level of ability is. Apple isn't the only one doing these things. There are lots of tech companies that include accessibility features on there devices and in their software programs, and even more app developers that provide incredible help to those that need it. More companies should be spotlighting what they do to advance accessibility technologies and proudly share their successes with the world. The competition to see who is the best at it could produce some amazing and revolutionary results.”
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Landmark moment for brain-controlled Tech

Landmark moment for brain-controlled Tech | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“|21 February 2017|USAIn a major milestone Stanford researchers have shown people with paralysis type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels ever recordedOne or two baby-aspirin-sized electrode arrays were placed in the brains of three participants with severe limb weaknes to record signals from the motor cortex, a region controlling muscle movement. These signals were transmitted to a computer via a cable and translated by algorithms into point-and-click commands guiding a cursor to characters on an onscreen keyboard.Each participant, after minimal training, mastered the technique sufficiently to outperform the results of any previous test of brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs, for enhancing communication by people with similarly impaired movement. Notably, the study participants achieved these typing rates without the use of automatic word-completion assistance common in electronic keyboarding applications nowadays, which likely would have boosted their performance.One participant, Dennis Degray of Menlo Park, California, was able to type 39 correct characters per minute, equivalent to about eight words per minute.This point-and-click approach could be applied to a variety of computing devices, including smartphones and tablets, without substantial modifications, the Stanford researchers said.Our study's success marks a major milestone on the road to improving quality of life for people with paralysis, said Jaimie Henderson, MD, professor of neurosurgery, who performed two of the three device-implantation procedures. The third took place at Massachusetts General Hospital.Henderson and Krishna Shenoy, PhD, professor of electrical engineering, are co-senior authors of the study, which will be published online today in eLife. The lead authors are former postdoctoral scholar Chethan Pandarinath, PhD, and postdoctoral scholar Paul Nuyujukian, MD, PhD, both of whom spent well over two years working full time on the project at Stanford.This study reports the highest speed and accuracy, by a factor of three, over what's been shown before, said Shenoy, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator who's been pursuing BCI development for 15 years and working with Henderson since 2009. We're approaching the speed at which you can type text on your cellphone. ”
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How to Make a Screencast of Your iPad's Screen

How to Make a Screencast of Your iPad's Screen | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ One of the best ways to help people learn how to use an app or complete a workflow process on an iPad is to show them. Every year schools have workshops dedicated to showing teachers how to use their iPads. The trouble comes after the workshop is over and teachers have forgotten a key step or two. The solution to this problem is to create screencast videos that teachers can refer to throughout the school year. There are a couple of ways that you can create a screencast video of your iPad’s screen.”
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4 New Accessibility Features of iOS 10 You Should Know

4 New Accessibility Features of iOS 10 You Should Know | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ Apple today released iOS 10, the latest version of its operating system for mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone. This post is a quick review of some of the most significant enhancements to the accessibility support in iOS 10, starting with a brand new feature called Magnifier.”
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The 28 best hidden iOS 10 features everyone should know

The 28 best hidden iOS 10 features everyone should know | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ We're not going to take you through a comprehensive tour of iOS 10 here — that's the review's job. Instead, I want to highlight some of my favorite lesser-known features arriving with iOS 10. Some are big, some are small, but they've all been invaluable over my past few months testing the operating system.”
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7 Surprising Things That Every Parent Should Know About Minecraft - Codakid

7 Surprising Things That Every Parent Should Know About Minecraft - Codakid | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ Since its release, Minecraft has captured the hearts and minds of a generation. Boasting over 100 million users all over the globe, Minecraft is now the third best selling game of all time behind Tetris and Wii Sports, and the game continues to sell 10,000 units per day with no sign of deceleration. Yes, there have been best-selling games before, but most parents are beginning to realize that Minecraft feels different. Minecraft is more than a game – it’s an alternate universe, a cultural scene, a coding platform, and tinkerer’s paradise. For both the well-versed parent as well as the uninitiated it is inevitable that Minecraft will cross your path. Here are seven surprising things that every parent should know about the game that is taking the world by storm.”
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Internaut day: The world's first public website went online 25 years ago today

Internaut day: The world's first public website went online 25 years ago today | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
On this day 25 years ago the world's first website went live to the public.
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Alex's curator insight, August 23, 2016 9:45 PM
It's even hard to imagine life today without Internet...
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Where would our lives be without it?
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How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night - @coolcatteacher

How to Turn off Blue Light on Your iPhone/ Ipad at Night - @coolcatteacher | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ Not sleeping? You might need to turn off blue light on your phone. This week, I was interviewing John Medina, author of Brain Rules, for a future episode of Every Classroom Matters. He made the offhand comment, “blue light wreaks havoc with your brain.” We’ve known this since 2006, This Psychology Today article can help explain why your teenager may be awake ALL NIGHT.”
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What to do when your iPhone or iPad is stolen

What to do when your iPhone or iPad is stolen | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ On the night of Monday, June 13, someone stole my 12.9-inch iPad Pro from my bag during the annual Beard Bash event. I won't go into the gritty details, but suffice it to say my valuables (as well as those of my colleague Serenity Caldwell) were in a secure location. Unfortunately, secure doesn't always mean nothing bad will happen, and in this case, something bad did happen: My iPad Pro was removed from my bag, Serenity's belongings were stuffed into my bag to make it look full (I guess), and the iPad Pro went bye-bye. The night of the theft, long after Serenity and I had stashed our belongings, she approached me and asked why I'd put her coat inside my bag (which, of course, I hadn't done). After a minute or two of self doubt: "Had I put her coat in my bag? Maybe I just don't remember," I was certain I hadn't misremembered. I ran to our belongings to check out what happened and flew into a bit of a panic when I realized my iPad was definitely gone. I took a minute to pull myself together and got to work tracking down my missing iPad Pro.”
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Thoughts On The iPad & iOS 10 

Thoughts On The iPad & iOS 10  | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ It’s been over a week since the announcement of iOS 10, and I remember feeling a little disappointed in the lack of iPad-specific features they announced. The only obvious iPad-specific features we know of so far are: Three-panel views in Mail and Notes (not bad…) Side by side windows in Safari (yes!) Music now works in Split View (about darn time) Given that this is Apple’s major release for the year, that just doesn’t seem like a lot of iPad love when you compare it to last year’s iOS 9 announcement, where “iPad Experience” was one of the highlights of the release. This is especially true if iOS 9 encouraged you to invest in an iPad Pro, in the hopes that the specialized hardware was a sign that Apple would be taking the tablet even more seriously as a computing platform going forward.”
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The most important digital and technology trends

The most important digital and technology trends | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it

Most interesting is the data about technology trends and their “disruption coefficient”. Experts say that in the next 10 years around 80% of the top 1000 companies in the world will be deleted by incoming new technologies.


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Getting Over Stage Fright With the Help of Your Smartphone :: NY Times

Getting Over Stage Fright With the Help of Your Smartphone :: NY Times | Computing and Technology | Scoop.it
“ FOR some people, public speaking comes naturally. But if you are like me, you may um and ah too much, spurred by the worry that nerves may get the best of you, that you might speak too fast or mess up in some way. So I have been practicing my public speaking with the help of some apps.”
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