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The internet – NSFW?

Step away from the computer...

This is why the internet is NSFW.

Research from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia has found that the average worker will spend up to an hour a day browsing the web for personal reasons – but says employers shouldn’t be worried.

It’s not the employers I’m worried about. Continue reading

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20 reasons why it’s all kicking off

This is an attempt to find common reasons behind all the upheavals happening in the world at the moment. It’s from the BBC Newsnight‘s economics editor Paul Mason, who’s also on Twitter.

As the cartoon on the left from Buttersafe suggests, having a wee scoot around the web is a way to lose aeons of time, but you sometimes find interesting things like Paul Mason’s take on the global social dynamic.  The short version identifies graduates, often female,  with no future, but access to social media and less tied to old ideologies as drivers of change. See what you think of his longer version:

We’ve had revolution in Tunisia, Egypt’s Mubarak is teetering; in Yemen, Jordan and Syria suddenly protests have appeared. In Ireland young techno-savvy professionals are agitating for a “Second Republic”; in France the youth from banlieues battled police on the streets to defend the retirement rights of 60-year olds; in Greece striking and rioting have become a national pastime. And in Britain we’ve had riots and student occupations that changed the political mood.

What’s going on? What’s the wider social dynamic? Continue reading

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Be careful what you start

Be careful what you start. Especially if you’re on facebook, twitter or any other social media. Before you know it, the world will be knocking on your door. And not necessarily in a happy friendly way.

That’s according to Tom Scott who spins a very entertaining yarn. It’s short and plausible.

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The future exclusively revealed today…

Jesse Schell - juggler, Disney veteran, comedian, game maker, mime artist.

Soothsayers, clairvoyants, prophets and other charlatans – eat your heart out. Here comes the future for real. This is what the world is going to be like.

Coming uphow social media and games will invade your real life – your cereal box, how you brush your teeth, your journey to work and the legacy you leave your children.

And – how GIANT SNAILS are to be integrated into London’s public transport system. (Not an April fool. Check out the date, and the photographic evidence below.)

But first – whether you like it or not – this man (that’s him up there snacking on plastic) is telling you how your life is going to be transformed. Continue reading

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