Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology: Off Line, On Life

The title of this post refers to an epiphany I had over the New Year's weekend. The realization was  about my relationship with technology, namely, I was exhibiting some of the...

Psychology of Technology: The Growing (and Dangerous) Gap Between Information and Technology

The Internet is a truly remarkable advancement in our ability to access information. Just about anything we could possibly want to know is now just a few keystrokes away. But ,...

Psychology of Technology: Ad Out!

No, I’m not talking about the U. S. Open Tennis Championships just concluded in New York. I’m talking about the invasion of Web site real estate by all manner of ads....

Psychology of Technology: Real-time Web, Unreal-time Life

Pete Cashmore, the founder and CEO of Mashable, the well-read social-media blog, suggested in a recent CNN column that real-time Web is one of the top 10 Web trends of...

Be Focused, Be Happy

Recent research that has been making the media rounds lately has reported that when people are focused on a task they indicate that they are happier than when their mind wanders....

Psychology of Technology: Is Technology Making Us Idiots?

In his insightful 2008 article in the Atlantic, Nicolas Carr asks, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" He goes on to explore how new technology has altered our reading habits and,...

Psychology of Technology: UI For U or I

The comments on David (Special) K’s thread, What’s Your UI?, have certainly been illuminating for no other reasons than the sheer number of UI’s used and the zeal that people have...

Psychology of Technology: EnFuziasm

I didn’t see it coming. Though I have always been interested in technology and was typically an early adapter, there were no indications of what would happen to me when I...

Psychology of Technology: The Blogosphere Jungle

I can tell you this: It’s a jungle out there. I don’t mean the real world in which most of us inhabit; that world is pretty tame. I’m talking about...

Psychology of Technology: Less Input, More “Innerput”

The Web, the Internet, and all of the new media that has sprung from them , have been a boon to the information age, making information available at our fingertips...