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BBC News - People not talking to each other
"Smartphones have made everyone seriously dull" claims the man who took this series of intriguing images. The street photographer - who goes by the name of Babycakes Romero - calls the set the Death of Conversation. [...] See some of the images below - or click to see more, and hear his personal observations as to why people are so keen to jump into a virtual world of "computer cuddles".
Smartphone  social  beings  social  science  socialising  distraction  vulnerable  vulnerability  rejection  frictionless  friction  making  conversation  social  skills 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
Babies, Brains, Nature and Nurture -- An Interview with Dr Stuart Shanker - Freedomain Radio - YouTube
implications for education of child and adolescent when certain things like self-regulation, deferred gratification, attention span, empathy, sympathy, relating, moral reasoning, avoidance of social interaction (can cause deficits in language and non-verbal interaction), etc etc are not properly developed during early life 0-8yrs old - thus - MANDATORY! kindergarten to be able to observe with qualified personnel and in case to be able to intervene (mitigate downstream effects) and to help the child and the parents. // 35min - adolescent offenders and repeat re-offending (and pre that, addiction and other things are symptoms). mentioned 3 books. // 47:44 - fixed mindset vs. growth mindset = praise for being intelligent (bad parenting) vs praise for doing/did good task X (good parenting). // there is no such thing as a lazy kid, stupid kid or bad kid
parenthood  childhood  childhood  development  parenting  psychology  Psychiatry  life  hacker  life  lesson  society  book  mental  health  mental  illness  Spiritual  spirituality  quality  of  life  student  of  life  education  policy  teens  adolescence  adolescent  Public  social  beings  social  science  sociology  social  society  western  society  complexity  long-term  thinking  long-term  view  Services  health  policy  health  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Makers  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  kindergarten  addiction  Beschaffungskriminalität  brain  plasticity  neuroscience 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
A Royal Hangover: Official Documentary Trailer ft. Russell Brand - A Film by Arthur Cauty (2014) - YouTube
the only, widest, accessible form of enjoyment of self with friends and leisure time of the unemployed, underemployed, working poor and squeezed middle class. drowning out the noise, the fear, the underlying anxiety about loosing all what you have. numbing yourself. the status anxiety. and the constant pain of being in the rat race. Being a prisoner in a world your were born into and nobody asked you if you want this kind of live. A prison where you have no say. Where you are victim of higher power aka Westminster & unelected House of Lords.
Alcohol  alcoholism  abuse  Lad  culture  NHS  liver  disease  addiction  society  culture  public  health  Policy  healthcare  health  crisis  public  health  mental  health  inequality  Gini  coefficient  social  mobility  education  sociology  social  beings  social  science  social  cohesion  social  study  psychology  status  symbol  social  status  status  anxiety  UK  Elite  Toff  No  Representation  Privileged  1%  democracy  Democratic  Process 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Amazon Pounces On Twitch After Google Balks Due To Antitrust Concerns
Google was unable to close the deal, because it was concerned about potential antitrust issues that could have come with the acquisition. The Mountain View, Calif. company already owns YouTube, the world’s most-visited content streaming site, which competes with Twitch to broadcast and stream live or on-demand video game sessions. One source noted that because of the concerns, Google and Twitch could not come to an agreement on the size of a potential breakup fee in case the deal did not go through. Representatives at Twitch could not be immediately reached for comment while representatives at  Google declined to comment. +++ http://www.businessinsider.com/what-happened-to-the-google-twitch-acquisition-2014-8?op=1 +++ !!Start-Up lesson >> http://pando.com/2014/08/25/twitch-ceo-on-jilting-goolge-amazon-shares-our-long-term-values-but-does-it-really/ !! // Google failed @social & human aspect again. Twitch better than YouTube. + tcrn.ch/1tyKLNv + HN - http://bit.ly/1tDvj2T
Twitch  Google  Amazon  YouTube  Platform  antitrust  Yahoo!  M&A  Jeff  Bezos  acquisition  advertising  engagement  Video  streaming  attention  attention  span  advertisement  marketing  audience  user  acquisition  customer  acquisition  corporate  culture  corporate  values  personal  values  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  community  freemium  Entertainment  eSport  gaming  competitive  gaming  network  effect  branding  Brand  Brand  Social  Media  beings  creativity  Google+ 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Frohes Schaffen - Ein Film zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral (2012) - IMDb
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Robin Williams ist tot: US-Schauspieler beging offenbar Selbstmord - SPIEGEL ONLINE
http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/leute/us-schauspieler-robin-williams-in-therapieklinik-in-minnesota-a-978680.html "Williams trank, weil er sich einsam fühlte und Angst hatte. "Es ist buchstäblich Furcht. Und du denkst, oh, das wird die Angst erträglich machen. Aber das tut es nicht." Angst wovor?, fragte ihn der "Guardian". "Vor allem. Es ist einfach ein generelles Arggghhh." || + http://bit.ly/Vg50lV || +++ http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1n41x1/robin_williams_its_time_for_a_convoluted_stream/ +++ http://bit.ly/1sMNReu + http://on.fb.me/Y0PCeN + http://youtu.be/r5gb-z7Dq0E - Robin Williams: What Should We Think? Russell Brand The Trews (E121) ... 'celeb suicide show societies ills end results.' #thelastcryforhelp As fragile as the world. || http://youtu.be/etQeFJ2lbbo + http://youtu.be/l_btHPpVQ4I - Robin Williams: Stand-Up Comedy Is Great Therapy
creativity  creative  creative  destruction  mental  health  mental  illness  anxiety  Generalised  anxiety  disorder  social  anxiety  Robin  Williams  society  western  society  Celebrity  of  You  celeb  culture  instant  gratification  social  beings  self-regulation  self-awareness  Philosophy  quality  of  life  standard  of  living  sociology  human  progress  humanity  human  tragedy  social  science  social  status  status  anxiety  status  symbol  status  social  society  social  safety  net  stigma  stereotype  bias  prejudice  judgement  living  environment  environment  spirituality  Alan  Watts  long-term  thinking  long-term  view 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Erziehung: Psychologen sagen, wie Kinder erfolgreich und nett werden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Das Ergebnis findet Studienleiter Richard Weissbourd von der Harvard University in Cambridge "ernüchternd": Nur 20 Prozent der Schüler fanden es am wichtigsten, sich um ihre Mitmenschen zu kümmern. Für die Hälfte zählte dagegen vor allem Leistung, für weitere 30 Prozent das eigene Wohlbefinden.
parenthood  parenting  childhood  childhood  development  social  science  social  society  social  status  status  anxiety  status  symbol  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  materialism  psychology  sociology  civil  society  civic  society  civic  life  Zivilcourage  Zivilgesellschaft  USA  western  society  unintended  consequences  complexity  social  beings  well  being  Self-esteem  self-awareness 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Psychologie Heute-Shop - Greiner:Schamverlust Schamverlust 9783498025243
Schäm Dich! Jugendliche, die auf ihrem Handy pornografische Darstellungen betrachten, schämen sich nicht mehr unbedingt wegen der Inhalte, sondern eher, wenn ihr Mobiltelefon älteren Datums ist. Mit dieser Alltagsbeobachtung will Psychologie Heute-Rezensent Till Bastian zeigen, dass bei Kindern und Jugendlichen heute unter gewissen Umständen die Statusscham stärker in den Vordergrund tritt als die Sexualscham. Ulrich Greiners Buch, in dem er den „Schamverlust“ (Rowohlt, € 22,95) in unserer Gesellschaft analysiert, findet Bastian „leider bemerkenswert unpräzise“, obwohl es „etliche interessante Überlegungen zur Literaturgeschichte bietet“. Seinem selbstgesetzten Ziel, den „Wandel der Gefühlskultur“ zu erklären, wird Greiner aus Sicht des Rezensenten nicht gerecht. Die ganze Rezension ist in der Augustausgabe ab Seite 84 zu lesen.
status  symbol  social  status  pluralistic  society  western  society  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  self-worth  social  beings  social  science  society  psychology  social  study  working  poor  squeezed  middle  class  celebrity  culture  cultural  values  personal  values  jock  culture  Campus  gossip  culture  culture  book 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Facebook is bad for you: Get a life! | The Economist
>> People posting only the best things in their life. << The Economist reported in 2013 that people tend to grow more depressed the more time they spend on Facebook after volunteers in a University of Michigan study had their activities and emotions tracked by submitting reports about both five times every day for two weeks. The finding: people who spent more time on Facebook were more depressed than those who didn’t. “A volunteer’s sex had no influence on these findings; nor did the size of his (or her) social network, his stated motivation for using Facebook, his level of loneliness or depression or his self-esteem,” the Economist said in its report. “[Study organizers] Dr Kross and Dr Verduyn therefore conclude that, rather than enhancing well-being, Facebook undermines it.” ( source http://pando.com/2014/06/17/facebooks-slingshot-brings-some-authenticity-to-the-worlds-most-disingenuous-social-network/ )
Social  Network  Self-esteem  selfish  gene  selfie  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest  Vlog  science  society  study  comparison  comparing  life  hacker  life  lesson  digital  highlight  reel  best  of  Snapchat  Slingshot  sharing  economy  sharing  bubble  Social  Media  authenticity  beings  status  status  symbol  Vine  Instagram 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Victim: 'I was attacked when my autism was misunderstood'
too much buzz, environmental stress of many kinds, general stress, psychologically, emotionally, ... not coping well.
aspergers  Asperger  chronic  stress  stress  Oxidative  stress  social  society  socialising  social  beings 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
Martha Nussbaum - The Fragility of Goodness - YouTube
“Our emotional life maps our incompleteness: A creature without any needs would never have reasons for fear, or grief, or hope, or anger.” || http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/10/12/martha-nussbaum-take-my-advice/ + “To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control.” || http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/14/martha-nussbaum-bill-moyers-world-of-ideas/ || || Polluted by things we can not control. ... Tragedy comes only to those who live life. || Being a human means accepting promises from other people and trusting that other people will be good to you. When that is too much to bear, it is always possible to retreat into the thought, “I’ll live for my own comfort, for my own revenge, for my own anger, and I just won’t be a member of society anymore.” That really means, “I won’t be a human being anymore.”
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april 2014 by asterisk2a

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