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The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Tw

The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Tw | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist and author of This Is Your Brain On Music Daniel Levitin talks about information overload.
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When It Comes To Our Lives On Social Media, 'There's Always Another Story'

When It Comes To Our Lives On Social Media, 'There's Always Another Story' | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Many studies have shown that people who use social media may be unhappier than those who don't. This week on Hidden Brain, we explore the psychological effect social media has on us.
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Social media: In praise of serendipity | The Economist

Social media: In praise of serendipity | The Economist | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. By Cass Sunstein. Princeton University Press; 310 pages; $29.95 and £24.95.
LAST June Facebook announced a change to its newsfeed. Henceforth it would rejig the way stories were ranked to ensure that people saw “the stories they find most meaningful”.
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There is a psychological reason you struggle to find the right information-life balance

There is a psychological reason you struggle to find the right information-life balance | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Try to remember the last time your phone was not the first thing you reached for in the morning. I can’t recall a time when it wasn’t. Every morning, my alarm goes off at 6:30am. Before I lug my sluggish body from under the security of my warm sheets, I reach for my phone, pull it up inche
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Time Pressure: Behavioral Science Considerations for Mobile Marketing

Time Pressure: Behavioral Science Considerations for Mobile Marketing | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Why marketers should consider the implications of time pressure when trying to appeal to consumers on mobile.
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Short attention span through social media impacting mobile marketing.
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How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Disruption is no longer just coming from the low end.
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"To succeed in this new environment, threatened businesses need a thoughtful approach to identifying potential threats combined with the will to make the right long-term investments — despite short-term profit incentives."

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Twitter study: Happiness rises the further you travel

Twitter study: Happiness rises the further you travel | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
People’s tweets get significantly more positive in mood the greater the distance they are from home.
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Digital distractions: Time to pay attention

Digital distractions: Time to pay attention | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
We should learn that we do not have to respond instantly to emails, text messages and status updates, says Tom Chatfield.
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100 Women 2015: How does the brain cope with Tinder? - BBC News

100 Women 2015: How does the brain cope with Tinder? - BBC News | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
The BBC speaks to a woman who is disenfranchised with Tinder and asks neuroscientists what is going on in our minds when we use the app.
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Selfies or Selfless? 6 Top Habits of the Happiest Social NetworkersEmma Seppälä, Ph.D.

Selfies or Selfless? 6 Top Habits of the Happiest Social NetworkersEmma Seppälä, Ph.D. | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
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"Research shows that connection is what brings us the greatest fulfillment and joy, it is the secret to lasting well-being and even health and longevity."

Article indicates the dangers of over-reliance/over-exposure to social media filters.  This awareness is important to reclaim or remind ourselves of our humanity.

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Why it's time to put your smartphone down. Seriously - The Globe and Mail

Why it's time to put your smartphone down. Seriously - The Globe and Mail | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Media scholar Sherry Turkle explores the changing social dynamics brought about by mobile technology in her new book Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
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This is a big problem in modern communication.  Texting while sitting at a table in a restaurant with others? Author is incorrect to say that "we all do it."

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Are digital distractions harming labour productivity?

Are digital distractions harming labour productivity? | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
FOR many it is a reflex as unconscious as breathing. Hit a stumbling-block during an important task (like, say, writing a column)? The hand reaches for the phone and opens the social network of choice. A blur of time passes, and half an hour or more of what ought to have been productive effort is gone.
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Be your selves

Be your selves | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
We behave differently on different social media. Derek Thompson wonders whether we act up online or reveal our true nature
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"We behave differently on different social media. Derek Thompson wonders whether we act up online or reveal our true nature"
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Our offline society might experience the fate of a Shakespearean tragedy

Our offline society might experience the fate of a Shakespearean tragedy | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
We are so in tune with our devices we have forgotten how to interact properly in person, Michael Landell writes
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Society needs to realize the drawbacks of our modern obsession with digital devices and how it is affecting how we communicate and how we relate to each other.
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Teens Who Say No to Social Media

Teens Who Say No to Social Media | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Some teenagers are opting out of the relentless pursuit of “likes” on Facebook and Instagram—and they don’t feel like they’re missing out.
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The invisible ways Facebook is affecting our choices

The invisible ways Facebook is affecting our choices | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Whether it’s using Facebook or Google, our choices are subtly nudged by the human biases acting behind the scenes, argues Tom Chatfield.
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In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing - The New Yorker

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing - The New Yorker | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
Om Malik on our smartphone-centric photography and the move to make the Google Nik Collection, a suite of desktop-photo-editing software, free.
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Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in Facebook Messenger or checking in...
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Is TINDER changing the way we think?

Is TINDER changing the way we think? | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
As technology merges with social decision making, users are growing increasingly disconnected, tending more towards 'either/or,' options than embracing complexity.
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Text Me? Ping Me? Communications Overload in the Digital Age

Text Me? Ping Me? Communications Overload in the Digital Age | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it

Text. Slack. Snapchat. WhatsApp: It’s enough to make you pine for the good ol’ days of typewriters and landlines.

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Educated Germans avoid social media | Germany | DW.COM | 25.11.2015

Educated Germans avoid social media | Germany | DW.COM | 25.11.2015 | Social Media On Culture | Scoop.it
The quality of education is on the rise in Germany. And that implies, uniquely amongst its peers, that fewer Germans will be using social media in the future.
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Why we’re better off with fewer friends - Quartz

Something remarkable has happened over the last decade. For the first time in history we have gained the powers to build relationships with people all over the world, and to maintain those relationships with hardly any contact. We never need to lose touch with anyone, ever again, as our Facebook friends and Twitter followers grow...
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Lonely people use Facebook more.  Fewer quality real friends is better than too many "friends."

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