How Web Forums Make Neuroticism Viral - TruthHawk
The people actually taking action are walking the walk. The people talking are doing just that. And, given their lack of action, the talkers have more time to talk.

Most of the content is produced by the talkers, not the walkers. Some communities have adopted the term “keyboard warriors” to refer to those who are all theory and no practice. They end up dominating the discussion.
internet  discussion  webforums  psychology 
april 2017
How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off -
The parents of ordinary children had an average of six rules, like specific schedules for homework and bedtime. Parents of highly creative children had an average of fewer than one rule.

Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart. By limiting rules, parents encouraged their children to think for themselves. They tended to “place emphasis on moral values, rather than on specific rules,” the Harvard psychologist Teresa Amabile reports.
psychology  kid  child  education  learning  creativity  upbringing 
april 2017
Predictive assistant that anticipates your needs

Founded by AI researchers from OpenAI, Google Research and the University of Berkeley, XIX was built to actively predict what users want to do at any time. Based on user behavior, the service has a 90 percent prediction rate — which means 9 out of 10 times it knows what a user wants to do before they do. Once it gets to 99 percent, XIX believes that users will never have to click through to various apps to complete various tasks, as long as they have an Android mobile phone.
march 2017
The 52 startups that launched at Y Combinator W17 Demo Day 1 | TechCrunch
  A better way to onboard new employees 

Whenever a new employee is hired, a company has a list of 100 to 200 things you need to do to get them up and running. Now HR departments only need to click hire and Rippling will do everything else. From setting employees up with payroll to getting them their company-issued laptop to getting them signed up for email, Slack and all the other cloud services a business might use, Rippling takes care of it.
FS  hiring  Y_Combinator 
march 2017
Intelligent FAQs

72% of customers prefer online self-service for customer support to talking to the company directly, and self-service FAQs are much cheaper than call center support staff. Quiki uses natural language processing to turn previous conversations between support reps and customers into FAQs everyone can access. It’s already turned 2000 questions into FAQs that can boost a company’s SEO along with customer satisfaction.
Y_Combinator  knowledgeManagement  information_management  customer 
march 2017
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