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Facebook is not leaking your private messages - though you once did

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There is no Facebook bug publishing private messages to user's walls - even if that's what we all used to do all the timeThe latest Facebook tangle - the apparent news that a bug within the site had started publishing archived private messages on user's walls - has turned out,...
Facebook is not leaking your private messages - though you once did

Are Viral Loops Or Viral 'Oops' Driving Your App's Growth?

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him @nireyal. Recently, MessageMe announced it had grown to 1 million users in a little over a week’s time. The revelation captured the attention of envious app makers throughout Silicon Valley, all of whom...
Are Viral Loops Or Viral 'Oops' Driving Your App's Growth?

The psychology of making huge career jumps

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The psychology of making huge career jumps

Israel and the psychology of "never again" - Israel Flotilla Attack | Gaza Flotilla Attack - Salon.com

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Israel and the psychology of "never again" - Israel Flotilla Attack | Gaza Flotilla Attack - Salon.com

Five Years In One Place, An Appreciation

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Five years and about two months ago, I wrote a blog post announcing the creation of Federated Media Publishing. I will admit I was scratching an itch, not certain that it would work out. In that post I hedged a my bet - mainly because I was still smarting from...
Five Years In One Place, An Appreciation

RT @inspiredmag: Sociologists Measure Social Behavior and Psychology in World of Warcraft http://bit.ly/cUuiOG

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RT @inspiredmag: Sociologists Measure Social Behavior and Psychology in World of Warcraft http://bit.ly/cUuiOG

Quora recognizes its 492 most valuable users with the Top Writers badge

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After raising $50 million, losing one of its cofounders and introducing trending topics, Quora is back with more news; recognizing nearly 500 of its most valuable users with a new “Top Writers” badge. Unlike recent updates that push for greater engagement amongst the larger Quora audience, it looks like this move was largely made...
Quora recognizes its 492 most valuable users with the Top Writers badge

Google-Like Interview Questions May Be Costing Employers Their Best Hires

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Google is known for grilling candidates with brain-teaser questions like, "How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?" or "Why are manhole covers round?" during job interviews.  These questions have no correct answers; the point is to test a candidate's ability to think on their feet.  The "puzzle interview is being...
Google-Like Interview Questions May Be Costing Employers Their Best Hires

The Only Three Reasons You Went To Work Today

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Contrary to popular opinion, money is not what's driving most of us. This was a conclusion reached by various psychologists, as compiled in a essay by Walter Chen at buffer. Employees are in fact tend to be motivated by emotion and not by financial incentive (a useful things for managers...
The Only Three Reasons You Went To Work Today

This Startup Makes Using A Savings Account As Addictive As Shopping

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Would you believe there's an app out there that can give you an extra $3,000 a year, just by helping you not spend your money on stupid stuff? That's the goal an app called Impulse Save, from a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup launched at TechCrunch Disrupt today. It taps into the...
This Startup Makes Using A Savings Account As Addictive As Shopping
3 Possible Reasons Why iOS Owners Use Their Devices More Than Android
Evernote’s contact list app Hello comes to Android, gets LinkedIn integration

How to unlock a Persuasion Window

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A few years back my daughter attended a pre-school nursery. Both the nursery and the staff were great and my girl loved her time there. There was just one problem. The alleyway used to access the nursery seemed to consistently attract fly-tippers. Quiet, and situated just off a main...
How to unlock a Persuasion Window
Creating the illusion of emotion or why you care about ones and zeroes
FCC Chairman: I'm concerned about data caps

This Will Be The Last Article You Read

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User Habits”. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. If the Internet had a voice, I am fairly certain it would sound like...
This Will Be The Last Article You Read

The Psychology of Passive Barriers http://bit.ly/avDPcU What is keeping you from taking action?

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The Psychology of Passive Barriers http://bit.ly/avDPcU What is keeping you from taking action?
Why is Tetris so addictive?

Textbook replacement service Boundless raises $8M

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Boundless, a service that curates free online content for college students, announced today it has raised $8 million in funding. The service works with Open Educational Resources (OER) to make free content available to students. Instead of offering textbooks, the company wants to make them obsolete by offering study guides...
Textbook replacement service Boundless raises $8M

Game-like restaurant app MOGL raises $10M for a mixed bag of loyalty & charity

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MOGL, a customer loyalty platform that’s all about psychology and game mechanics, has raised its second institutional round of funding. The $10 million round brings the startup’s total amount of venture capital raised to $12.4 million. The new funding round was led by Sigma Partners, with participation from Austin Ventures...
Game-like restaurant app MOGL raises $10M for a mixed bag of loyalty & charity

Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting

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The mainstream media always seems to suggest that teens texting is not only annoying, but it's also a bad thing. Is this fact or media myth? A new study out yesterday from Pew shows that texting is yet again on the rise, from 50 texts per day in 2009...
Why Parents Care About Teenagers Texting

The misappropriation of Evil

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We seem to have lost all concept of what evil is. In the tech blogosphere we throw the word around as if it is some sort of weapon. Google is evil, Facebook is evil, advertising is evil, marketers are evil. Open isn’t evil. As long as it is the...
The misappropriation of Evil

Andrew Sullivan Presells $500k In Blog Subscriptions

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Annual subscriptions to Sullivan's new, independent The Dish blog are pre-selling at $19.95. Andrew Sullivan announced Wednesday, via Twitter, that his soon-to-be-self-published blog has just passed $500,000 in pre-subscription sales. The announcement comes less than a month after Sullivan--whose recent homes include the Daily Beast, The Atlantic, and Time--disclosed...
Andrew Sullivan Presells $500k In Blog Subscriptions

How to buy a house

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Actually, how to think about buying a house.You don't see a lot of ads trying to sell you on spending too much money on a house. It's more subtle than that. The marketing is all around us, and has been for years. The enormous social pressure and the expectations that...
How to buy a house

Out Of Stealth, Toast Launches iPhone App For Social Wish Lists Linked To Gifts

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Despite the news that Facebook is going to implement Facebook Gifts which will literally allow you to send a real gift to a friend who’s address you don’t have, there’s a startup out there that is not afraid of the 800 pound gorilla in the room. And not to mention...
Out Of Stealth, Toast Launches iPhone App For Social Wish Lists Linked To Gifts

Singaporean Sushi Bar Acquires Tech Firm, Turns Founders Into Sushi Chefs

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A Singaporean sushi chain has acquired a game psychology company in what looks like an acquisition of the latter’s four founders. Standing Sushi Bar, which runs three outlets in Singapore and another in Jakarta, said it bought Gametize for an eight-digit sum. Gametize has a platform called GameMaki that gives...
Singaporean Sushi Bar Acquires Tech Firm, Turns Founders Into Sushi Chefs

5 Tricks App-Makers Use To Boost In-App Purchases

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Even as developers continue to churn out more and more mobile apps - especially games - they're all struggling to figure out how to get enough people to download and use their apps. Perhaps even more important, developers need a way to make money on their apps, and that combination...
5 Tricks App-Makers Use To Boost In-App Purchases

The Problem with Online Education for Non-traditional Students

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As I see it, the problem with online education and the whole concept of the DIY University is that it solves a smaller problem than it creates. Namely, it solves the problem created by a one-size-fits-all course structure that come from the brick-and-mortar school system: curriculums are not tailored...
The Problem with Online Education for Non-traditional Students

Metainstability

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I had breakfast yesterday with a friend who had recently relocated to NYC from SF. He told me he was taken with the hyperactivity of NY'ers. I asked him where he thought it comes from. He had a great answer and I am going to share it with all of...
Metainstability

Report: Your Facebook Stalkers May Be Crazed

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Natasha Murashev is the author of Psychblog.com, a digital publication focused on applied psychology. Although there is no Facebook application that can tell you who exactly is looking at your Facebook profile, you can just about guarantee your Facebook stalkers are emotionally charged. According to recently published research by University...
Report: Your Facebook Stalkers May Be Crazed
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