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All Our Ideas

Mix core ideas from survey research with new insights from crowdsourcing. Add a heavy dose of statistics. Stir in a bit of fresh thinking. Enjoy.

[iamsidd]

Posted by joe.jenett on 10/14/14

‘accumulates everything robotics’

Robo Brain

Hey there! I'm a robot brain. I learn concepts by searching the Internet. I can interpret natural language text, images, and videos. I watch humans with my sensors and learn things from interacting with them. Here are a few things I've learned recently...

Posted by joe.jenett on 08/29/14

latest user deception tools

The Web never forgets: Persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/26/14

a look at ‘crowd behaviour’

The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/16/14

towards ‘fully informed citizens’

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/12/14

‘the imagination of strangers’

20 Day Stranger
[guerrilla innovation]
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/15/14

an electronic field guide

Birdsnap
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/27/14

investigating ‘selfies’

selfiecity
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/22/14

enter ‘collaborative cheating’

New Research: Cheating on Exams with Smartwatches
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/09/13

online resource since 1996

Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/19/13

without ‘information overload’

RefSeek - Academic Search Engine
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/18/13

enter the 'smart home'

Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home

Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music system in the other room? Move your hand to the right and flip through the songs...

Posted by joe.jenett on 06/06/13

measuring 'daily happiness'

Hedonometer (About)
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/11/13

It thinks I'm younger ;~)

Click on a few dots and our program will guess your age!
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/26/13

a way to show emotions

The Grimace Project (Flash)
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/22/12

'What people are saying'

NoHomophobes.com

Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful, but how often do we use it without thinking?

Posted by joe.jenett on 10/04/12

'state of the Web'

The Web Index

Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the world's first multi-dimensional measure of the Web's growth, utility and impact on people and nations...

Posted by joe.jenett on 09/11/12

US-centric network inititiative

US Ignite (about)

US Ignite is an initiative to promote US leadership in developing applications and services for ultra-fast broadband and software-defined networks. It will foster the creation of novel applications and digital experiences that will transform healthcare, education and job skills training, public safety, energy, and advanced manufacturing.

[The Mozilla Blog]

Posted by joe.jenett on 06/13/12

on 'data co-ownership'

Exploiting Privacy Policy Conflicts in Online Social Networks

Online Social Networks (OSNs) offer access control mechanisms to protect users' sensitive information from undesired accesses. Yet, their information is still vulnerable to disclosure when their friends assign conflicting privacy policies: a user prohibits everyone from accessing his own content or profile but his friends allow others to see it...

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/17/12

clarifying the issues

Setting the Record Straight on Google's Safari Tracking
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/27/12

'movement variety' works best

CUergo: Sitting and Standing
[michael-mccracken.net]
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/29/11

research news

Futurity.org – "features the latest discoveries in all fields from scientists at the top universities in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia"
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/27/11

'opening new avenues'

Interactive Oceans
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/31/11

'Back to the Past'

Buxton Collection

Over the past 30 years, designer, writer, and researcher Bill Buxton has been collecting input and interactive devices whose design struck him as interesting, useful, or important. In the process, he has assembled a good collection of the history of pen computing, pointing devices, touch technologies, as well as an illustration of the nature of how new technologies emerge.

[michael-mccracken.net]
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/14/11

'protecting against tracking'

ShareMeNot

a Firefox add-on designed to prevent third-party buttons (such as the Facebook "Like" button or the Twitter "tweet" button) embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you until you actually click on them

[The Letter]

Posted by joe.jenett on 07/31/11

empowering paralyzed artists

EyeWriter Initiative
[@zachblume]
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/02/11

handy mobile interface

Imaginary Phone

Imaginary Phone allows users to control their mobile devices without taking it out of their pocket. Instead, users mimic the interaction on the palm of their hand. The interaction is tracked by a wearable depth camera which sends input events to the actual physical device...

Posted by joe.jenett on 05/24/11

protect your sensitive data...

Dropbox authentication: insecure by design
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/08/11

'open science community'

science.io

Comment on, recommend and submit papers. Get up-to-date on a research topic. Follow a journal or an author. science.I/O is in beta and is currently focused on Computer Science.

Posted by joe.jenett on 03/25/11

'history, theory and practice'

The Typographic Hub
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/22/11

'dynamic research platform'

eScholarship: University of California
Posted by joe.jenett on 12/22/10

exploring digital data

Network&Society

Over the past decade, the development of digital networks and operations has produced an unprecedented wealth of information. Handheld electronics, location devices, telecommunications networks, and a wide assortment of tags and sensors are constantly producing a rich stream of data reflecting various aspects of urban life...

[renascens.com]
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/10/10

never know when you'll need a good eraser :~)

Block eraser comparison: Pentel ZEH-05 vs. Staedtler Mars vs. Target store-brand
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/25/10

'flow switching'

An Internet 100 times as fast
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/29/10

What's popular?

The State of Mobile Apps
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/01/10

videoblog 'theory and practice'

vlog 4.0 [a blog about vogs]
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/30/10

which comes first

Excessive internet use is linked to depression

Our research indicates that excessive internet use is associated with depression, but what we don't know is which comes first - are depressed people drawn to the internet or does the internet cause depression?

Posted by joe.jenett on 02/03/10

automating tasks... visually

Picture-driven computing

Related: Beta release of Sikuli

Posted by joe.jenett on 01/23/10

Mind Machine Project

Rethinking artificial intelligence
Posted by joe.jenett on 01/05/10

'subtle security holes'

Secure computers aren't so secure
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/30/09

sharper composite images

Stay focused
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/29/09

Pay attention now!

Multitaskers bad at multitasking
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/24/09

thesis/final exams project

Blocter - Showing the people behind blogs
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/19/09

(silly) pocket shrink?

Track Your Happiness
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/07/09

'cyberpsychology'

The Psychology of Cyberspace

This hypertext book explores the psychological aspects of environments created by computers and online networks. It presents an evolving conceptual framework for understanding how people react to and behave within cyberspace: what I call "the psychology of cyberspace" - or simply "cyberpsychology."

– John Suler, Ph.D.

Posted by joe.jenett on 07/22/09

online psychology experiment

Test My Brain
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/21/09

only human?

Can dogs really look 'guilty'?
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/12/09

'silent crowds'

Twitter hype punctured by study

Micro-blogging service Twitter remains the preserve of a few, despite the hype surrounding it, according to research.

Just 10% of Twitter users generate more than 90% of the content, a Harvard study of 300,000 users found.

Posted by joe.jenett on 06/09/09

1,600 gigabytes

How to fit 300 DVDs on one disc
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/20/09

topical collections

Library of Congress Web Archives
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/19/09

documenting printed cartoon art

The Ohio State Cartoon Library & Museum
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/27/09

'a digitalization project'

The Virtual Laboratory – "Essays and Resources on the Experimentalization of Life"
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/02/09

Researchers sent out millions of spam e-mails!

Study shows how spammers cash in

By hijacking a working spam network, US researchers have uncovered some of the economics of being a junk mailer...

"The best way to measure spam is to be a spammer," wrote the researchers in a paper describing their work.

Posted by joe.jenett on 11/10/08

'brains are sensitive'

Internet use 'good for the brain'
Posted by joe.jenett on 10/15/08

exploring moral psychology

Your Morals.Org
[Ireneo's Memory]
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/26/08

'e-therapy'

Cognitive therapy just a click away
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/25/08

research tool

Zotero Firefox extension
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/24/07

experiments and demos

Face Research – "psychology experiments about preferences for faces and voices"
Posted by joe.jenett on 06/20/07

restoring the 'promise'

Web censorship 'bypass' unveiled – "A tool has been created capable of circumventing government censorship of the web, according to researchers."
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/28/06

education/research resources

Intute
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/20/06

graphical interaction surface

Multi-Touch Interaction Research
[Visual Being]
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/31/06

research study...

The Safety of Internet Search Engines
[BBC]
Posted by joe.jenett on 05/13/06

useful tips/pointers...

Research reveals phishing hooks
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/05/06

ads from 1911 to 1957

Ad*Access – "a pilot project to make a selection of historical advertisements available for study and research"
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/26/05


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