Keeping it in the family. A graphic illustration of Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). “I feel tremendous guilt,” admitted Chamath Palihapitiya, former Vice President of User Growth at Facebook, to an audience of Stanford students. He was responding to a question about his involvement in exploiting consumer behavior. “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have … Continue reading Look Up!
While I know this compelling and persuasive 9-19 University World News article is about the value of the humanities in a world of technology, preaching to the choir, in my case and that of many other readers, I couldn't help but think of the millions of human beings who are made of flesh and blood … Continue reading “Embracing the human in a world of robots”
Short and sweet. Amen to Cal Newport's latest post about thinking. We hook people up to email inboxes and Slack channels because it’s convenient. We justify Twitter addictions on the grounds that we need to be “part of the conversation,” and compulsively post to Instagram to bolster our “social media brand.” But few organizations think … Continue reading Study Hacks Blog: On Monks and Email
This is a useful resource that reveals the following information, most of it fairly up-to-date, about Vietnamese online habits. The relevant data graphics are displayed after four (4) key questions. Keep in mind that Viet Nam currently ranks 7th in the world for Facebook users with about 64 million accounts, a 40% increase (!) this … Continue reading Consumer Barometer with Google in Viet Nam
Ouch! The Internet is not just a place to read the news, download music, catch up on the latest gossip or play games; it's also where business is increasingly conducted. This latest cable break reminds me of a line from the classic movie Groundhog Day in which Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) is trying … Continue reading “Repairs to cable break disrupting Vietnam’s Internet to take nearly 20 days”
According to Pingdom, a Swedish company whose "focus lies on covering the uptime monitoring needs of 90% of the companies in the world," there are a total of 1.8 billion Internet users in the world (i.e., about 27% of the human race). Vietnam ranks 20th just behind Canada. 24.3 million Vietnamese are connected to the Internet, which … Continue reading Vietnam Ranks Among Top 20 Countries on the Internet