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  • A Chat With The Researcher Who Found Online Bystanders Won’t Stop Bullying

    A Chat With The Researcher Who Found Online Bystanders Won’t Stop Bullying

    Kelly Dillon, a Doctoral Candidate at the Ohio State University School of Communication, found that people generally won’t act when they see someone bullied online. This news, while not surprising to anyone with a passing interest in technology, is worrying. In short, if you’re bullied online, don’t expect help. Read More

  • Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation [Updated]

    Facebook And The Ethics Of User Manipulation [Updated]

    [This post has been updated to include comments from Adam Kramer, the Facebook employee who coauthored the study, and new information from Cornell indicating that the study was funded internally. ] A recent study conscripted Facebook users as unwitting participants during a weeklong experiment in direct emotional manipulation. The study set out to discover if the emotional tone of a… Read More

  • Study: Copycatting, Diverse Teams, And Transparency Are Keys To Innovation

    Study: Copycatting, Diverse Teams, And Transparency Are Keys To Innovation

    A fascinating new study explores, in exquisite detail, the hidden secrets of innovation. Rampant copycats, the authors find, are a surprising key to discovering creative solutions. Imitators must, however, be supported with diverse teams and transparency of success. “You benefit when other people imitate you because they help you explore multiple variations around your solution that… Read More

  • Study Finds That We Still Believe Untruths Even After Instant Online Corrections

    Study Finds That We Still Believe Untruths Even After Instant Online Corrections

    If you’ve ever wondered why birthers, inside jobbers, and other conspiracy theorists won’t simply take the truth at face value, two researchers at OSU have found that we tend to ignore – and reject – instant corrections to data. Read More

  • Ecommerce Study Finds Mobile Safari To Be Fastest Growing Web Browser

    Ecommerce Study Finds Mobile Safari To Be Fastest Growing Web Browser

    Much of the time when you talk about browser market share, it’s in the context of IE vs. Chrome vs. all the rest. But new data released from e-commerce technology company Monetate today has thrown the mobile version of Safari into the mix. The result? The firm found Mobile Safari to be the most rapidly growing web browser over the past year on its sites, going from 5.84% in Q1 2011… Read More

  • Mobile Network Revenues To Push $1 Trillion By 2016, But Facing ‘Nightmare’ Scenario

    Juniper Research released a report today that found that global mobile network operator revenues are set to exceed $1 trillion by 2016. This would be something to celebrate were it not the case that costs are forecasted to rise in accordance with revenues — and exceed them. The report says that mobile networks are facing a potential “nightmare” scenario within four years… Read More

  • Shock Study: Women Spend More Time Talking And Texting

    Wireless provider Mobistar recently announced the results of their survey which sought out cell phone usage by gender. If stereotypes are to be believed, then the results are hardly shocking. The survey found that women spend more time on the phone, and send more text messages than men. However, the study also found that women are less keen on smartphones. Read More

  • New Study: "Obama Phones" Could Actually Generate $4 Billion In Income

    There’s a new study out that says having tax dollars go towards free cell phones for the poor actually creates money for the economy. They’ve been dubbed “Obama Phones” in the press even though the program, Lifeline Assistance, has been around for many years. The theory behind the program is that people who cannot afford to have a phone miss out on work opportunities. Read More

  • Shock Study: Kids Now Feel More Comfortable Online Than Offline

    This is just what Alone Together predicted: people, particularly young people, feeling more comfortable with themselves online than they are offline. Black is white, up is down, and the Mets are a well-run organization. The study comes to us by way of Kidscape, a children’s charity. Read More