“Twenty-five years have passed since the invention of the World Wide Web changed society by allowing unfettered access to the Internet. How this technological revolution has affected brain development continues to be an open question. There is particular concern about how Internet use is affecting the brains of adolescents. This Forum article discusses the possible effects of the Internet, as well as the behaviors and capabilities associated with its use, on the adolescent brain…”
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On 22 September 2010, at 8.42pm, Tyler Clementi updated his Facebook status: “Jumping off the gw bridge sorry.” In the days leading up to the Rutgers University student’s suicide, he had discovered his roommate, Dharun Ravi, had been spying on him through a hacked webcam connection and had been discussing his sexuality on Twitter and Facebook. Last month, a jury in New Jersey convicted Ravi of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation. He faces up to ten years in jail and possible deportation to India. The intricacies of the case have raised serious issues surrounding hate crimes, questioning the role of social media in cyber bullying.
But what about their capacity as tools for prevention?
Read more: Using Social Media to Prevent Suicide
Secondo uno studio, le reazioni ai comportamenti sociali nel mondo digitale sono equivalenti a quelle riscontrabili nel mondo reale. Chi viene respinto in Rete sviluppa le stesse sensazioni, con gradi differenti rispetto alle interazioni dirette. Ma in realtà si tratta di risultati positivi che confermano la qualità dei rapporti umani anche sul web.
Un rifiuto di amicizia su Facebook equivale a uno fatto di persona. E può contribuire all’abbassamento dell’autostima in chi viene respinto. Un nuovo studio suggerisce che un rifiuto virtuale fa male quanto uno reale, e che ignorare una persona tramite internet provoca reazioni emotive e psicologiche molto simili a quelle che avvengono in un rapporto faccia a faccia.
Continua a leggere: Facebook, quel rifiuto di amicizia che può abbassare l’autostima
Search, links, media sharing, social media, Wikipedia, games, open source etc. are ground breaking shifts in the way we learn, says Donald Clark. Unfortunately, they’re not matched by the way we teach. The growing gap between teaching practice and learning practice is acute and growing. Institutional teaching, especially in Universities is hanging on to the pedagogic fossil that is the lecture. The true driver for positive, pedagogic change is the internet.
Neelie Kroes speaks on International Women’s Day 2012 - about advances in women’s equality and ICT - and how women can use new technology as a tool to access opportunity. She also talks about some of “ICT women” who’ve inspired her this year - like Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Yemen’s Tawakkol Karman, and the UK’s Martha Lane Fox.