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Posts Tagged ‘Internet addict’

a short and funny video about mobile phones :)

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

No words but, “images are worth a thousand words” (= les images valent 1000 mots) !

 

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Is social media a real progress ?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Two interesting videos about the negative sides of social media :

here on selfies

and here a film about the isolation caused by the use of new technology

Social media blues

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

a funny video !

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Surprise: Teenagers Say Facebook Isn’t Their Most Used Site !

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

–> the idea of progress

–> spaces and exchanges

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/04/14/fomo-addiction-the-fear-of-missing-out/

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-used-web-products-tumblr-facebook-2013-1

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57578858-71/teens-facebooks-becoming-more-meh/?subj=cnet&tag=title

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57572154-93/why-teens-are-tiring-of-facebook/

Girls ‘becoming Facebook addicts’

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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Parents fear their daughters are becoming addicted to social networking sites, a girls’ school leader says.

Girls seem to be “permanently connected” to sites like Facebook and Bebo, president of the Girls’ Schools Association Jill Berry said.

This issue now tops the list of parents’ worries by some way, she told the association’s annual conference.

Mrs Berry also argued that girls’ interest in fashion should not be mistaken for being “shallow”.

The leader of the girls’ private school association said there was no contradiction in girls being interested in fashion and wanting to be seen as intelligent feminists.

“Girls can be highly intelligent and interested in being seen to be attractive – the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

“Caring about physical appearance and fashion and wanting to look good doesn’t have to be a betrayal of some feminist ideal. I love shoes but it doesn’t make me shallow. Girls can have fun and also be taken seriously.”

‘We hate x’

Mrs Berry, who is head teacher of Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford, highlighted concerns about girls spending too long on networking websites.

“They [parents] worry about the addictive nature of networking sites and the fact that their daughters seem to be permanently connected.

“They ask us what to do about their daughters being on the receiving end of ‘We hate x’ sites or ‘honesty boxes’ where comments about each other can be posted anonymously,” she told the conference.

These problems had overtaken their concerns about the girls’ face-to-face contact in school, she said.

Mrs Berry added: “Our schools now need routinely to advise parents about internet safety, in addition to working to educate the girls and to encourage them to be responsible in their relationships on and off line.

“We do have to educate girls – we can’t simply protect them.”

A Facebook spokeswoman said: “It’s equally convenient to characterise TV and video game usage as time-consuming distractions.

“Yet there’s academic research that touts the benefits of these activities and services like Facebook. Regardless, it’s in the hands of users, to define priorities and decide how to spend their time.”

She added that Facebook had a range of safety tips to ensure users remained safe online.

These include, users being careful to only accept friend requests from people they know and to report any messages or profiles that look suspicious.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8362568.stm

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Are you a Farmville fan ?

Do you know farmville ? Farmville is an online game in which people must tend their virtual farms carefully.

AT high schools and colleges across the country, students are hard at work, tilling their land and harvesting their vegetables.

FarmVille has quickly become the most popular application in the history of Facebook. More than 62 million people have signed up to play the game since it made its debut in June, with 22 million logging on at least once a day, according to Zynga, the company that brought FarmVille into the world.

Devotion to FarmVille has moved beyond the social network. Players gather online to share homemade spreadsheets showing which crops will provide the greatest return on investment.

The game starts off simply: You are given land and seeds that can be planted, harvested and sold for online coins. As you accrue currency, you can buy things, from basics like rice and seeds to the truly superfluous, like elephants and hot-air balloons.

Crops must be harvested in a timely fashion, cows must be milked, and social obligations — like exchanging gifts and fertilizing your neighbor’s pumpkins — must be met.

With FarmVille there is a real sense that you’re actually doing something that has a cause and effect.

FarmVille isn’t the only popular farm-theme game on Facebook. MyFarm and FarmTown, which are made by different companies, also have huge followings. Some academics have gone so far as to suggest that their collective popularity points to a widespread yearning for the pastoral life.

“The whole concept of ‘I’m sick of this modern, urban lifestyle, I wish I could just grow plants and vegetables and watch them grow,’ there is something very therapeutic about that,” said Philip Tan, director of a joint venture between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the government of Singapore to develop digital games.

Of course, real-life farming is quite a bit messier and more dangerous than FarmVille (perhaps just one reason that FarmVille players outnumber actual farmers in the United States by more than 60 to 1). Yet some of the game’s biggest fans are farmers.

Zynga, which is based in San Francisco, specializes in games that are easy to learn but hard to walk away from. It also makes Mafia Wars (25 million players) and Café World (24 million), the second and third most popular games on Facebook, respectively.

Mark Pincus, the founder and chief executive, said that Zynga earns money from advertising, sponsorships and players who buy in-game cash. Zynga has been profitable since 2007, he said.

“It’s really the same formula that makes Facebook successful,” Mr. Pincus said, “the ability to connect with your friends, to express yourself, and to invest in the game.”

FarmVille takes advantage of Facebook by allowing — nay, nagging — players to become “neighbors” with their friends, even those who have not joined the game. Players can earn points by helping with their neighbors’ work. They can also irritate friends who don’t want to play FarmVille with endless notifications and invitations to join, which has led to a vocal backlash.

Social Media Addicts Association Meeting

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Are you a Facebook addict ?

Well, you’re not the only one   😉

Watch this funny video !

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In Defense of Distraction

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Overstimulation and distraction can be beneficial !

This article is quite long but it is really interesting.

Lose the BlackBerry? Yes He Can, Maybe

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Can Obama say goodbye to his Blackberry ? Read more about the elected president addiction to Blackberry here !