This is the trailer of a humorous and heartwarming documentary. This documentary shows the journey of a group of senior citizens as they discover the world of the Internet through the guidance of teenage mentors.
This charming film provides insight into the wonderful things that can happen when generation gaps are bridged and proves you are never too old to get ‘connected’.
Funny video placed in a contest at the Desiderius School Facebook page. This page is from the Medical School Erasmus MC. It announces official ceremonies, parties but also web content of interest for med students and an occasional contest like this one. For more funny videos on medicine het the link.
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There’s a 45 days free trial so probably in the end will cost you some. Will be trying it the next couple of weeks. ( May be a waste of time but a lot of pleasure)
Designer Ruben van der Vleuten was curious about the shipping process, so he did what anyone would do. He installed a camera in a cardboard box and shipped it to himself. Below is a time-lapse video of the package’s journey.
Interesting experiment. Enjoy the video and music, thanks to FlowingData
Lovely video made about understanding music, al animated and well done.
Music is a good thing. But what we did not know until we started with the research for this piece: Music is also a pretty damn complex thing. This experimental animation is about the attempt to understand all the parts and bits of it. Have a look. You might agree with our conclusion!
This is a hilarious and excellent reaction on a facebook post made by a man. He complains about the advertisement of Bodyform, a sanitary napkin company. He was disappointed to find out the period wasn’t always so happy as depicted in the commercials by Bodyform.
From those I normally speak about Facebook most of them use Facebook to keep track of their children and/or grandchildren. A Facebook group of medical students mostly use the group during exam periods. In a recent article the authors did a systematic review. They selected 42 articles evidence-based studies on factors contributing to Facebook use. All of these studies examined a population sampled from undergraduate and graduate schools. These studies do not represent those Facebook users that mostly use it to keep track of their relatives.
After a description of all the possibilities with Facebook they started with the sociodemographic variables and Facebook use. All you can say about these findings is that these findings point to cultural and sociodemographic differences in FB use. Specifically, females and ethnic minorities appear to use FB more often than males and Caucasians.
According to this review the following personality characteristics were important for Facebook use.
the review of the literature on Facebook use suggests that a high level of extraversion, low self-esteem, high levels of neuroticism, narcissism, and low levels of self-esteem and self-worth are associated with high FB use. Frequent Facebook use is also associated with lower academic performance but possibly higher self-esteem and sense of belonging.
The authors propose and explain based on the existing literature that Facebook users can be divided in two categories. This proposed models consists of Facebook use motivated by the need to belong. This is the need to affiliate with others and gain social acceptance. The other motivation is the need for self representation. Which is meant by the need for a continuous proces of impression management. The authors suggest that these two motivations can be both present in Facebook users but they can also be the single cause for Facebook use. These needs are influenced by a host of other factors, including the cultural background, sociodemographic variables, and personality traits, such as introversion, extraversion, shyness, narcissism, neuroticism, self-esteem, and self-worth.
Based on these assumptions the authors propose several new questions for research on Facebook use. For instance the influence of societies on Facebook use. Collectivistic and individual societies might differ in their Facebook use as hypothesized by the authors. In collectivistic societies might show a greater need to belong, while individualistic societies encourage self representation.
Ashwini Nadkarni, & Stefan G. Hofmann (2012). Why do people use Facebook? Personality and Individual Differences DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.11.007
Interesting figures from jefbullas.com. These are the facts and figures from Twitter, my favorite microblogging platform. In this post he present figures and statistics for seven major social networks with embedded infographics for each social media network.
Oops! Nobody wants to see the 404: Page Not Found. But as Renny Gleeson shows us, while he runs through a slideshow of creative and funny 404 pages, every error is really a chance to build a better relationship.
Short cartoon video on the subject of deduction by computers of your friends, habits and messages in order to read your mind
Think you can hide your personal data by choosing not to reveal information online?
Even if you’re a social media prude, advanced software algorithms can glean a surprising amount of detail about your life. For example, even though most people on Facebook choose not to reveal their physical addresses, it’s possible to infer the general location of the majority of users based on the few who do. Similar software can figure out who is likely to be your friend and what kind of personality you might have.