talesofscienceandlove: hypernaturalism: revolutionizeed: think…





On Wednesday, Facebook’s second-in-command, Sheryl Sandberg, expressed regret over how the company communicated its 2012 mood manipulation study of 700,000 unwitting users, but she did not apologize for conducting the controversial experiment. It’s just what companies do, she said.

In the study, researchers at Facebook tweaked what hundreds of thousands of users saw in their news feeds, skewing content to be more positive or negative than normal in an attempt to manipulate their moods. Then they checked users’ status updates to see if the content affected what they wrote. They found that, yes, Facebook users’ moods are affected by what they see in their news feeds. Users who saw more negative posts would write more negative things on their own walls, and likewise for positive posts.


Something I’d like to share with my Psych students and discuss the ethics of the experiment and whether or not that think it is accurate.

what if someone would have killed themselves. i think its pointless. lets prove that if we show someone sad things that they will be sad

Scientists are the ultimate trolls.

drawology: leseanthomas: “Tech site Pando Daily has been…



"Tech site Pando Daily has been providing amazing coverage of the Department of Justice antitrust invesigation and subsequent class action lawsuits over wage-fixing amongst Silicon Valley tech companies and animation studios. Described as the largest wage-fixing cartel in American history, it’s the story of how some of the most powerful figures in tech and entertainment, including Apple’s Steve Jobs, Lucasfilm’s George Lucas, Pixar’s Ed Catmull, and Google’s Eric Schmidt, conspired to illegally manipulate and suppress the wages of their employees.

In Pando’s most recent piece by Mark Ames, the discussion turns to the animation studios, which have not been covered as heavily throughout the scandal as some of the tech companies like Google, Intel, and Apple.

The major point that Ames makes is that the illegal wage-fixing extended far beyond the primary players, Pixar and Lucasfilm. Through the deposition testimonies of George Lucas and Pixar president/co-founder Ed Catmull, there is evidence that other studios like Walt Disney Animation Studios and DreamWorks/PDI participated in the illegal activities to keep their employees’ wages unnaturally low. The Walt Disney Company has emerged as a central figure in the scandal, especially now that they own both Pixar and Lucasfilm, and it should come as no surprise that as they worked to pay their employees less, their stock prices and profits shot to all-time highs.”


And people wonder why I’m not head over heals in love with the Disney Corporation.

sexartandpolitics: hungryghoast: kittenlaugh: soft—reset: Go…





Google’s Street View cameras are touring museums and taking weird selfies by accident

this is terrifying



rollership: Epic news. 40,000 swat team raids,  Preying on…


Epic news. 40,000 swat team raids,  Preying on Patients, Career Ending FOIA Request & The 4 Biggest Threats to Internet Freedom

mothernaturenetwork: If Hoyoung Lee’s concept printer becomes…


If Hoyoung Lee’s concept printer becomes reality, you’ll never throw away another pencil stub or buy another ink cartridge. The pencil printer separates the wood from pencils and uses the lead to print documents. There’s even a built-in eraser component that allows you to remove text from a page and reuse the paper, so you’ll be saving money and trees.

See more of bizarre green inventions.

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities:





Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women And Minorities:





dead-and-scarred: fuck-yeah-elm-street: alwayssmilecuzyoucan: …






Apple download - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aspire-news/id733163167?mt=8

Android download - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collectiveray.aspire

I’m sorry - not my usual stuff - but this is incredibly important. Please share around. It could save someone’s life.


Stay safe, my friends.

I will always reblog this.

Coding Bootcamp Scholarships for Women



There are many coding bootcamps out there that provide scholarships for women to cover all or part of tuition and living expenses. Coding bootcamps are eager to have women apply so that more women can get into the tech field. There are lot of people in tech who are passionate about changing the ratio of men to women in tech! In fact, if you are a particularly outstanding candidate some bootcamps will look at applicants on a case by case basis for additional financial aid so do not let finances stop you from applying!

Below is a comprehensive list of bootcamps that currently provide scholarships for women and the specifics about each. If you are a women looking to make a transition and learn how to program I highly recommend checking out some of these bootcamps. You can learn more by either visiting our bootcamp finder!

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convolutednormality: sancophaleague: Darren Baptiste is a…



Darren Baptiste is a Professional App Developer from Canada and recently he decided to help bring awareness to the very serious issue of Police Brutality. The relationship between the police and the Black Community has never been good. The Police enforce laws of a system that aids the agenda of White supremacy and a country founded on racism and murder. 

Darren has experienced countless cases of Police Brutality in his lifetime and ever since the emergence of the internet anyone can see the atrocious cases of brutality on YouTube. Darren is wise enough to know that the Police cause a lot of the issues and use their badge, gun and law as protection when they brutalize people in the Black Community. A Black Person’s word means nothing against a Cops word in court.
The “Cop Watch” app begins shooting automatically once it’s opened, and as soon as recording is stopped, instantly uploads to YouTube. At the same time, an email is sent to a community-based Network for the Elimination of Police Violence , with the videographer’s location and a URL for the video. This app provides evidence in the favor of our people to help combat a serious issue. Baptiste designed the app to feature the “Eye of Horus” as a symbol of protection. Salute to Darren for taking a stand against Police Brutality.
Written By: @Champion_Us

Happy black history month