Technostress: A Consumer’s Persepective

In a paper from a study by the University of West London, UX is clearly a major factor when measuring stress and new technological products. The results indicate that consumers encounter difficulties when interacting with new technologies on a day to day tasks and these difficulties often translate into negative emotions, behaviours and attitudes towards technology. […]

Understanding Your Brainwaves

In a scholarly paper written by Dr. Jeffery Fannin, brainwaves in all forms are described and defined. The importance of sleep in brain wave activity, as well as stress and means to combat it, are explored. Dr. Fannin spends considerable time on depression as it relates to inability and/or lack of sleep. He does not […]

A Lasting Impact: The Emotional Toll of Identity Theft

In this 2015 article by Equifax, identity theft, the stress it causes and some tips are all covered. This article is very inclusive and is more of a white paper than an article. The tech stress that comes from stealing personal information and loss of financial resources are covered and pronounced.  RE Read PDF Here

Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game-Induced Seizures: A Neglected Health Problem in Internet Addiction

This paper was written by Dr. Yao-Chung Chuang. Published in CyberPsychology & Behavior, August 2006, 9(4): 451-456. This shows physiological ramifications of too much online gaming, resulting in, among other issues, seizures. RE Abstract As the Internet has become rapidly and widely integrated into society, Internet addiction has become a growing psychosocial problem. However, epileptic seizure, […]

The Length Of Text Messages and Use Of Predictive Texting: Who Uses It and How Much Do They Have To Say?

In a telephone survey of 1000 randomly-selected Norwegians aged 13 or older, a questionnaire gathered information on mobile phone ownership, usage patterns, and attitudes toward further technological developments in mobile telephony. One question on the survey asked respondents to provide the exact text of the last text message they had sent, including idiosyncratic spelling, abbreviations, […]

The Psychodynamics of Social Networking

An entire book dedicated to the Internet of Things concept. In his book, The Psychodynamics of Social Networking, Aaron Balick, a Ph.D., psychotherapist, predicted that algorithms cannot necessarily be trusted to make the appropriate decisions.  “Positive things may be tempered by a growing reliance on outsourcing to technologies that make decisions not based on human concerns, but […]

The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025

In another great article by Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson, the future of the internet is speculated. In a canvassing from several experts, technology builders and analysts, 1,606 responded. They projected that the idea that some people will benefit greatly from it, all the way to the concern that the “haves” and “have-nots” margin will […]

Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age

In this article by Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson, algorithms* are said to be aimed at optimizing everything. They can simplify things, make daily chores easier and even be life-saving.  But, there is a growing concern that they put too much power into government agencies. Knowing how to interpret data derived from algorithms can influence […]

Social Media Update 2016

This PEW Foundation article looks at the growing number of Americans on social media sites. A national survey of 1,520 adults conducted March 7-April 4, 2016, finds that Facebook continues to be America’s most popular social networking platform by a substantial margin: Nearly eight-in-ten online Americans 1 (79%) now use Facebook, more than double the share that […]