latest user deception toolsThe Web never forgets: Persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild
intentionally confusing the user?Cognitive disconnect: Understanding Facebook Connect login permissions
a look at ‘crowd behaviour’The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd
towards ‘fully informed citizens’The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
an unsettled legal landscapeWho Has Your Back 2014: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests
‘the imagination of strangers’20 Day Stranger
an electronic field guideBirdsnap
just metadata?MetaPhone: The Sensitivity of Telephone Metadata
research summariesUseful Science - Your source for research useful in everyday life.
enter ‘collaborative cheating’New Research: Cheating on Exams with Smartwatches
online resource since 1996Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center
without ‘information overload’RefSeek - Academic Search Engine
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...
measuring 'daily happiness'Hedonometer (About)
It thinks I'm younger ;~)Click on a few dots and our program will guess your age!
a way to show emotionsThe Grimace Project (Flash)
'What people are saying'NoHomophobes.com
Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful, but how often do we use it without thinking?
'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...
browse online or download dataCPU DB - Looking At 40 Years of Processor Improvements | A complete database of processors for researchers and hobbyists alike.
'focus inward'Rest is not idleness: Reflection is critical for development and well-being [headlessness]
US-centric network inititiativeUS 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.
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...
clarifying the issuesSetting the Record Straight on Google's Safari Tracking
'movement variety' works bestCUergo: Sitting and Standing
research newsFuturity.org – "features the latest discoveries in all fields from scientists at the top universities in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia"
usability of opt-out toolsWhy Johnny Can't Opt Out: A Usability Evaluation of Tools to Limit Online Behavioral Advertising
'opening new avenues'Interactive Oceans
'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.
'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
empowering paralyzed artistsEyeWriter Initiative
handy mobile interfaceImaginary 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...
protect your sensitive data...Dropbox authentication: insecure by design
'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.
'history, theory and practice'The Typographic Hub
'dynamic research platform'eScholarship: University of California
exploring digital dataNetwork&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...
never know when you'll need a good eraser :~)Block eraser comparison: Pentel ZEH-05 vs. Staedtler Mars vs. Target store-brand
'flow switching'An Internet 100 times as fast
What's popular?The State of Mobile Apps
videoblog 'theory and practice'vlog 4.0 [a blog about vogs]
on 'Google and its partners'
- Google Click Fraud Inflates Conversion Rates and Tricks Advertisers into Overpaying (January 12, 2010)
- Google Still Charging Advertisers for Conversion-Inflation Traffic from WhenU Spyware (January 5, 2010 - Updated, January 7, 2010)
- How Google and Its Partners Inflate Measured Conversion Rates and Inflate Advertisers' Costs (May 13, 2009)
which comes firstExcessive 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?
automating tasks... visuallyPicture-driven computing
Related: Beta release of Sikuli
relax...Your keyboard knows that it's you and you're stressed
Mind Machine ProjectRethinking artificial intelligence
'subtle security holes'Secure computers aren't so secure
sharper composite imagesStay focused
Pay attention now!Multitaskers bad at multitasking
thesis/final exams projectBlocter - Showing the people behind blogs
(silly) pocket shrink?Track Your Happiness
'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.
online psychology experimentTest My Brain
'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.
1,600 gigabytesHow to fit 300 DVDs on one disc
topical collectionsLibrary of Congress Web Archives
documenting printed cartoon artThe Ohio State Cartoon Library & Museum
'a digitalization project'The Virtual Laboratory – "Essays and Resources on the Experimentalization of Life"
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.
'distinct mental condition'Psychiatrist Dr. Jerald Block tells Wikinews about addiction to the Internet
'brains are sensitive'Internet use 'good for the brain'
exploring moral psychologyYour Morals.Org
'e-therapy'Cognitive therapy just a click away
experiments and demosFace Research – "psychology experiments about preferences for faces and voices"
restoring the 'promise'Web censorship 'bypass' unveiled – "A tool has been created capable of circumventing government censorship of the web, according to researchers."
graphical interaction surfaceMulti-Touch Interaction Research
research study...The Safety of Internet Search Engines
useful tips/pointers...Research reveals phishing hooks
ads from 1911 to 1957Ad*Access – "a pilot project to make a selection of historical advertisements available for study and research"
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
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