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By Damien Pearse, Sky News Online Researchers have established a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and the degree to which you are a "socially disruptive" narcissist. People who scored highly on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory questionnaire had more friends on Facebook, tagged themselves more often and updated their newsfeeds more regularly. The research comes amid increasing evidence that young people are becoming increasingly narcissistic and obsessed with self image and shallow friendships. The latest study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, also found that narcissists responded more aggressively to derogatory comments made about them on the social networking site's public walls and changed their profile pictures more often.
Posted by admin on Jan 19, 2012 This article is about the ethics of using mobile technologies to deliver, enhance and support learning in developing regions of the world. The people exploring the possibilities of using mobile technologies in these ways are clearly good, nice people who are determined to do good, nice things. So, this should really be a short article. However, earlier examples of education and technology deployment in developing countries suggest that this may not be as easy and clean as we are led to believe. Recent personal experiences suggest the using mobile tech to enhance learning is a complex and troubling topic, with a strongly counter-intuitive dimension where ethical concerns permeate both the means and the ends.
The concept of Twitter sounds ridiculous. Millions of people, businesses and organisations who choose to document their daily lives through short messages of 140 characters or less. To many, it looks like another social networking fad similar to MySpace – and let’s be honest, keeping on top of your e-mails is bad enough, right? Wrong.