Del ciberactivismo al hacktivismo. Sursiendo hilos sueltos Algunas pinceladas sobre los movimientos de la Red, su filosofía, la reacción represiva y lo que hay detrás 20minutos Cuando estábamos iniciando el proceso de la Iniciativa Ciudadana de Internet en Chiapas nos vinieron muchas dudas de golpe, pero lo que nunca dudamos es de la importancia de Internet en nuestros tiempos y en los que se avecinan.
Esto viene a cuento de las frases tipo “hay cosas más importantes que el derecho a Internet” o “hay gente que pasa hambre, ¿para qué Internet?” Que recibíamos en las redes sociales cuando difundíamos sobre esta iniciativa ciudadana. Hace poco, Teófila Martínez, alcaldesa de Cádiz (Andalucía, España), se hizo ‘famosa’ por decir que “Hay gente que pide para comer y tiene Twitter, que cuesta dinero”, lo que le valió ser la enemiga número 1 en la redes sociales durante unos días. ¿Qué tiene que ver la comida con Internet? ¿Es una utopía? Mapa hacktivismo Dando un paso más allá del ciberactivismo podemos situar el hacktivismo. Video Games Built Just for Girls. Digital Tools School 26 The stereotypical video game player is a young male under age 18, but study after study has shown that majority of the game-playing population does not fall into that demographic.
Only 18% of gamers are under age 18, and women over 18 represent a significantly greater proportion of this population (37%) than do boys age 17 or younger (13%). With the explosive growth in social gaming, particularly on Facebook, more games are being targeted at women. Games like Farmville and Pet Society, while not explicitly aimed at women, have been embraced by an older and female gaming population. But what about girls? There isn’t swordplay here. That girl-gamer audience is the focus of the Vancouver, B.C. The School 26 games are geared towards tweens and teens, and the storyline is built around the very complicated social hierarchy of high school. That’s a very different set of goals and behaviors than what most video games encourage. Related. Anxious About Tests? Tips to Ease Angst. Big Ideas Teaching Strategies Flickr: ccarlstead As any parent or teacher knows, tests can create crippling anxiety in students–and anxious kids can perform below their true abilities.
But new research in cognitive science and psychology is giving us a clearer understanding of the link between stress and performance, and allowing experts to develop specific strategies for helping kids manage their fears. These potential solutions are reasonably simple, inexpensive and, as recent studies show, effective. Some work for a broad range of students, while others target specific groups.
When students feel nervous, their capacity to think clearly and solve problems accurately is reduced, says Sian Beilock, a cognitive scientist at the University of Chicago. While one might imagine writing about a looming exam would only heighten students’ anxiety, Beilock says the opposite was the case. Apprehension over tests can be especially common among minority and female students. Related. Interoceptive awareness enhances neural activ... [Hum Brain Mapp. 2012]
You Should Date An Illiterate Girl. Date a girl who doesn’t read.
Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar. Find her in the smoke, drunken sweat, and varicolored light of an upscale nightclub. Wherever you find her, find her smiling. Make sure that it lingers when the people that are talking to her look away. Engage her with unsentimental trivialities. Let the anxious contract you’ve unwittingly written evolve slowly and uncomfortably into a relationship. Figure that you should probably get married because you will have wasted a lot of time otherwise. Let the years pass unnoticed. Do those things, god damnit, because nothing sucks worse than a girl who reads. Do it, because a girl who reads understands syntax. Date a girl who doesn’t read because the girl who reads knows the importance of plot.
Don’t date a girl who reads because girls who read are the storytellers.