Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology

Psychology of Technology: On-line Communities: The Kindness of Strangers

For those of you who follow my Psychology of Technology blog posts (especially here and here), you know that I’m a bit cynical about how technology is impacting us, particularly...

Psychology of Technology: Should Search Engines Have a Conscience?

The recent appearance of a racist image of the First Lady Michelle Obama during a search on Google’s search engine raises an interesting question: Should search engines have a conscience? Obviously,...

Psychology of Technology: Kids & Mobile Phones

Don’t even get me started on seeing children with better mobile phones than I have. But that’s another story. The reality is that many parents are going to give their children...

Psychology of Technology: The Art of the Deal

On my recent post about AT&T, a commenter, Who? (no, this isn't a Who's on First game; that's his username), asked me to elaborate on how I am consistently able...

Marky Z and Facebook: Growing Up and Aiming High

Facebook founder and CEO, baby-faced billionaire, and unintended star of a hit (don't miss the double meaning) film Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that it will soon be offering a new...

Can Technology Save Itself from Itself?

With the 20th anniversary of the birth of Internet just passed, I thought it a good time to step back and reflect on the role of technology in our present lives...