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Dan Ariely: hidden forces that shape our decisions
From Putting People First

Dan Ariely: hidden forces that shape our decisions

In an interview on the website of Forbes India, the renowned behavioural economist Dan Ariely talks about some of the hidden forces that shape our decisions. “For...

Some ditch social networks to reclaim time, privacy
From Putting People First

Some ditch social networks to reclaim time, privacy

As the social networking train gathers momentum, some riders are getting off. USA Today reports. “Their reasons run the gamut from being besieged by online “friends”...

Reflecting on the Interaction10 conference
From Putting People First

Reflecting on the Interaction10 conference

Both Jon Kolko (frog design) and Rob Tannen (Bresslergroup) reflect on their experience at the Interaction10 conference that took place last weekend in Savannah...

Live at Interaction
From Putting People First

Live at Interaction

Niklas Wolkert & Brad Nunnally round up their reporting on Johnnyy Holland on the Interaction10 conference in Savannah, Georgia – this time focused on the third...

Why do People Share Information?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Why do People Share Information?

A topic we studied in the enterprise. This NYTimes article presents some non-obvious answers. Because we wrote our own e-mail system in the 70s, we had lots of...

Recent Award for Network Coding
From My Biased Coin

Recent Award for Network Coding

I opened the January issue of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and saw (what is probably old news to everyone) that Tracey Ho, Muriel Medard, Ralf Kotter...

Guest Post:  Giorgos Zervas from WSDM, Part 3
From My Biased Coin

Guest Post: Giorgos Zervas from WSDM, Part 3

I am back from WSDM and I have to say all in all it was a great experience. I think my talk went fairly well although I can see some ways in which it could have...

Google Buzz
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Buzz

Google gets a social networking component within Gmail. ' ... Specifically, Buzz has been designed to help users deal with the often massive amount of information...

From Computational Complexity

What is an Elementary Proof?

What is an Elementary Proof? Different things in different contexts. An Elementary Proof is one that does not use Complex Analysis. Basic Calculus is fine. This...

BI Software Making Money
From The Eponymous Pickle

BI Software Making Money

Nice overview piece on business intelligence by Doug Lautzenheiser:BI Software Makes Money Business Intelligence isn't just about seeing how many cans of beans...

All Subversive Organizations Now Must Register in South Carolina
From Schneier on Security

All Subversive Organizations Now Must Register in South Carolina

This appears not to be a joke: The state's "Subversive Activities Registration Act," passed last year and now officially on the books, states that "every member...

Beginning to Rethink CS Education at NSF
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Beginning to Rethink CS Education at NSF

The President released his $3.8 trillion budget on Monday setting off a flurry of activity in the Nation's Capital. The budget sets the Administration's priorities...

Public vs Private Sector Costs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Public vs Private Sector Costs

Michigan economist Mark J. Perry continues to be an excellent source for gathering economic data and providing commentary on its implications. Recent post: the....

Martin Lindstrom on Personal Branding
From The Eponymous Pickle

Martin Lindstrom on Personal Branding

Intriguing learnings and video: Look at Me Now! Personal Branding on TODAY Show (Pt 1)New York City. In a world growing increasingly more obsessed by celebrities...

New Philips phone for the elderly
From Putting People First

New Philips phone for the elderly

Philips reports that its new Lifeline Cordless Phone System has been designed “to enable the frail and elderly to maintain independence, despite their changing...

? Leaving a bad taste
From Wild WebMink

? Leaving a bad taste

Study links soda, pancreatic cancer Looks like another damning finding against high sugar diets. Too late for me, but maybe you...

Outguessing the Terrorists
From Schneier on Security

Outguessing the Terrorists

Isn't it a bit embarrassing for an "expert on counter-terrorism" to be quoted as saying this? Bill Tupman, an expert on counter-terrorism from Exeter University...

New Windows 7 Track on Microsoft
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

New Windows 7 Track on Microsoft

OK so maybe you

Designing financial services for the poor
From Putting People First

Designing financial services for the poor

The Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) at the University of California, Irvine, headed by Bill Maurer, Professor of Anthropology, aims...

The Limits of Visual Inspection
From Schneier on Security

The Limits of Visual Inspection

Interesting research: Target prevalence powerfully influences visual search behavior. In most visual search experiments, targets appear on at least 50% of trials...
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