Archive for the 'Society' Category

Privatsphäre ohne Wert?

Privatsphäre ohne Wert?

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Project Implicit®

Project Implicit® – taken from the introduction:

It is well known that people don’t always ‘speak their minds’, and it is suspected that people don’t always ‘know their minds’. Understanding such divergences is important to scientific psychology.

This web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. […]

Available in 33 languages – try it.

Vice Guide to North Korea

I’ve never been longer to North Korea than the thirty something seconds you get at the DMZ. Now here’s a 2008 documentary at vbs.tv by Shane Smith you really, really need to see: The Vice Guide to North Korea 1 of 3, part two and three. Weird. Surreal. Bizzare.

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Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years in 4 Minutes

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us


Dan Pink at theRSA

Social Software @ Work

I’m at a great workshop today and yesterday, “Social Software @ Work” at HHU’s Schloss Mickeln in Duesseldorf. I didn’t have much opportunity to take part in such conferences – something that has to change! Dozens of like-minded people, from companies like BASF, Daimler and Siemens as well as Frauenhof researchers talking about web 2.0. Check out the speakers list and their publications.

How can the EU improve your life?

tellBarroso.eu!

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Rapleaf

The other day, I was looking for add-ons for Thunderbird and found an article about Rapleaf. In short, if you write me an email, the addon shows me which social networks you belong to. Comes in handy, but the database is not big enough.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome arrived – the second browser war, if it hadn’t already started with the emergence and success of Firefox, has now officially begun. I think Google Chrome is rather a huge social experiment than a browser – what’s more important, your privacy or the (second) best browser?

Reading CNET’s 10 Things we’d like to see in Google Chrome, I already know what I’d like to see in it but won’t ever be part of the software… a decent Adblocker.

10 Unique Korean Customs & Practices

10 Unique Korean Customs & Practices

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Capitalism Creeps Into North Korea

Capitalism Creeps Into North Korea

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Descrimination of Foreigners in South Korea

People (in South Korea) who want to watch TV programs online or to shop on Internet shopping malls must enter their resident registration number, not given to “foreigners”. Sounds familiar to Japanese issues.

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Six Billion Others

Testimonies: “6 billion Others” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a delight to watch.

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Social Science Japan Newsletter

An academic newsletter about a wide range of topics, the Social Science Japan Newsletter. The current issue is about hope.

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Female Prisoners

This is a sobering number: only 5% of all prisoners are female. Only 4100 of the 76600 prisoners in Germany are women, not just because women tend to be more law abiding, but also because their criminal offenses are lighter than those of men. Furthermore, women are less prone to repeat their mistakes after they leave prison.