Society

08.26.15
Americans think it's rude to stay glued to your phone, do it anyway
08.26.15

Americans think it's rude to stay glued to your phone, do it anyway

If a recent Pew study is accurate, Americans will often say one thing and do another when it comes to cellphone etiquette.

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02.18.14
Google teaches Glass owners how to mind their manners
02.18.14

Google teaches Glass owners how to mind their manners

Google wants society to welcome Glass with open arms, but that hasn't proven to be easy when some...

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06.24.13
Australia takes the hint, postpones plans for PRISM-style snooping
06.24.13

Australia takes the hint, postpones plans for PRISM-style snooping

Here's some good news for anyone who considers Australia a haven from pernicious surveillance laws...

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09.14.12
The social aspect of WoW
09.14.12

The social aspect of WoW

I always remember sitting in Shattrath. Sometimes for hours, scrolling through trade, seeing the...

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08.02.12
Theory of cliodynamics uses science to predict history, sees violence erupt in cycles
08.02.12

Theory of cliodynamics uses science to predict history, sees violence erupt in cycles

Ever get the feeling that you've seen it all before? University of Connecticut researcher Peter T...

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07.27.12
Man acquitted as #TwitterJokeTrial appeal ends in victory
07.27.12

Man acquitted as #TwitterJokeTrial appeal ends in victory

Paul Chambers, who was previously found guilty of sending a "menacing tweet," has been acquitted b...

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06.29.12
Storyboard: The social contract
06.29.12

Storyboard: The social contract

Have you ever thought about the fact that every single one of your characters is a murdering thie...

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05.26.11
Chinese prisoners forced to produce virtual gold, real profits for their guards
05.26.11

Chinese prisoners forced to produce virtual gold, real profits for their guards

The virtual goods economy of massively multiplayer online games may be thriving, but it's also st...

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04.22.11
Ethnologist researches the development of social skills in World of Warcraft
04.22.11

Ethnologist researches the development of social skills in World of Warcraft

A lot of players probably think that World of Warcraft breeds social skills, to the extent that c...

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