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Research into whether women are more tentative than men
"I found that women are more tentative than men sometimes, and men are more tentative than women sometimes," Palomares said. "It depends on the topic and whether you're communicating with someone of the same gender. Gender differences in language are not innate; they’re fickle.
language  gender  psychology  social  stereotypes 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Co-housing - a better way of living?
A modern version of communes, crossed with student flats. Kinda thing.
housing  society  social 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Nanocrowd - The movie search engine
Nice recommendation engine. Pick a movie you love, tell it why you love it, get recommended more!
movies  recommendation  social 
april 2009 by andrewducker
The virtual battle of the sexes
Picture a typical player of a massively multiplayer game such as World of Warcraft and most people will imagine an overweight, solitary male.

But this stereotype has been challenged by a study investigating gender differences among gamers.

It found that the most hard-core players are female, that gamers are healthier than average, and that game playing is an increasingly social activity.

The survey revealed an unusually high level of bisexuality among the women who took part in the study - over five times higher than the general population.
gaming  gender  social 
december 2008 by andrewducker
The Short Bus of Social Interactivity
Some very useful tips for the nerdy among us. Which includes all of us. Especially you. You nerd.
sociology  tips  social 
december 2008 by andrewducker
BBC NEWS | Technology | Compulsive gamers 'not addicts'
Using traditional abstinence-based treatment models the clinic has had very high success rates treating people who also show other addictive behaviours such as drug taking and excessive drinking.

But Mr Bakker believes that this kind of cross-addiction affects only 10% of gamers. For the other 90% who may spend four hours a day or more playing games such as World of Warcraft, he no longer thinks addiction counselling is the way to treat these people.

"This gaming problem is a result of the society we live in today," Mr Bakker told BBC News. "Eighty per cent of the young people we see have been bullied at school and feel isolated. Many of the symptoms they have can be solved by going back to good old fashioned communication."
social  psychology  gaming  addiction 
november 2008 by andrewducker
Online time 'is good for teens'
Surfing the internet, playing games and hanging out on social networks are important for teen development, a large study of online use has revealed.
social  research  online  internet  education 
november 2008 by andrewducker
Doodle: Easy Scheduling
Looks like a possibly useful site - must bear it in mind when I'm next organising something!
web  productivity  software  tool  social 
october 2008 by andrewducker

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