- 21/10/2016Dear All.
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- Producer21/10/2016Psychology Lose Its Mind?...Not A “Chace”Following William James’ decision to quit Psychology when Harvard University failed to grant a Ph.D. to “the most gifted graduate student he ever taught” --because she was a woman:James went on to co-develop with Charles Pierce the School of...
- 21/10/2016Scientists have spotted milky white plankton blooms off the coast of New Zealandgrendz.com They say it’s the latest ecological evidence that our oceans are getting warmer due to human-caused global warming. The blooms are the remnants of the white algae coccolithophore, and while they’re the result of a natural shedding process, new...
- Producer21/10/2016FearI am now convinced that many instances of Parkinson’s, including my own, involve catastrophic levels of Fear leading to a fritzed, permanent form of the Freeze (Playing-Dead) stress response and damaged nervous systems. I know that Fear is...
Comments21/10/2016 #1 Deb LangeI agree with you @GarySharpe. It is profound when we reconnect how our thoughts affect our physical body and our wellness. This is so important. I believe it is yet again another consequence since Descartes declared the body had nothing to do with thoughts 200 years ago. The years of reductionist science and thinking by separating things has had all kinds of unintended consequences. Thank heavens we have been focussing on the connections and integrations for some time now. We are still in transition. as reductionism impregnated our thinking like a virus and most of us are not aware that we are separating our thoughts from our body. Many people do not know how they feel if you ask them, and will respond with 'I think" . Language is so important. Dropping into our bodies and reconnecting with our physicality results in great openings to release tension and fear as you say, that we did not even recognise that we had. You might like my post and my new book that will be published shortly. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/trust-your-senses-embodied-wisdom-for-the-modern-age
- 21/10/2016We put a video together to explain what grendz is all about it, if you like it, please let others know, thank you in advance.Grendz.comvimeo.com It is very simple, we want a place where people share and grab the latest green, technology, science, positive trends and news on the planet. So, grendz was born. ...
- 20/10/2016How to advance your career in sciencem.scidev.net How do you get on the right path in your scientific career? Here we’ve distilled advice and tips from...
- 20/10/2016Today cancer, tomorrow autoimmune diseases! It's just a matter of timeThe dark side of the human genome : Nature : Nature Researchwww.nature.com Scientists are uncovering the hidden switches in our genome that dial gene expression up and down, but much work lies ahead to peel back the many layers of...
- 20/10/2016The Guardian on Twittertwitter.com “For the first time ever an insect has demonstrated learning abilities beyond anyone’s expectation...
- Producer19/10/2016Biomedical Science Careers - Introduction, Scopes, Challenges & AlternativesThe field of Biomedical Sciences has been getting a lot of interest. But, the field is still quite esoteric and unexplored. Besides, there has been quite a bit of criticism and negative publicity as well. Biomedical Science is a branch of Applied...
- 19/10/2016Award-winning wildlife photos capture unearthly scenes, will mesmerize youmashable.com Check out the work from the winners of the Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year...
- 19/10/2016Croatia’s 230-Foot Organ Uses The Sea To Make Hauntingly Beautiful Music You Have To Hearwww.earthables.com If you ever travel to Croatia you don't want to miss the opportunity to listen to the 230-foot organ strategically placed so that it uses the sea to create a hauntingly beautiful melody unlike anything you've ever heard before. The random yet...
- Producer18/10/2016LYRICS OF BEES!Be bee A lovely social networking platform for affinity Where myriad of professionally sound acumen Resplendently represent them as doyen Humility, humanity, empathy galore Profanity here has no room to explore Bees are...
Comments20/10/2016 #13 Lisa Gallagher#4 @Gerald Hecht I am so confused by your comments? What is the fractal mafia? @debasish majumder wrote this post with nothing except kindness in mind. It is also his way of thanking beBee and the community for becoming an Ambassdor, which by the way, Congrats again to you Debasish, very happy for you!19/10/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit#3 I vote for the word "mellifluously" to be included into the "New Dictionary of Profanity". Right now it means "having a sweet and rich flow" or "sweetly or smoothly flowing". Reality is that the Seven Words skit by George Carlin sums up the absurdity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMkNsMMvrqk19/10/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich#4 #3 The love affair between science and poetry does exist: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/poetry/2016/06/love-affair-between-science-and-poetry19/10/2016 #4 Gerald HechtI suppose working on an original piece of writing all day is profanity! Sweet honey (on the other hand) is 1) when members of the fractal mafia raid the archives of online higher education virtual libraries, 2) cut and paste the same old material (not even bothering to cover their tracks any more), 3) send it out with every single member of the fractal mafia mentioned by name along with instructions to 4) share it "with all"...is this diplomatic enough? Please if you think I have made this up--STOP FOLLOWING ME! If not and you aren't; you may consider following me; because then we CAN ACHIEVE REAL DIPLOMATIC ACTIVITY AND AFFINITY!
- Producer18/10/2016A TRUE STORY OF A MAN EATING CHICKENMan Eating Chicken Illustration Used By Barnum & Bailey Following Photographer's Tragic Death----I would like to begin this piece by expressing my sincere, tremendous gratitude regarding my selection as an official beBee Brand Ambassador; I...
Comments21/10/2016 #32 Gerald Hecht#22 @Teresa Gezze The finished(and delightfully readable version is now available --if you know any Psyc Undergrads at NW who are having trouble with courses in "Learning Theory" or "Behavioral Modification"; feel free to share with them; it will be more helpful than their textbook...I could be wrong about that...but not really🚀20/10/2016 #28 Gerald HechtA smart Eunuch would never have left my Producer Module without the brilliant finished piece (which I found in the wilderness--attached to no hives...if it's not reset ...so much for taking over LI https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/psychology-lose-its-mind-not-a-chace20/10/2016 #25 Praveen Raj GullepalliLooks pretty coherent to me! Sure intend to read the whole thing some day! ;) Until then i shall bravely exercise my freewill to bite and chew my own tail! And I am well and truly delighted and surprised in advance at the soon to be finished magnum opus dear Gerry! Woof!20/10/2016 #20 Lisa GallagherIt's coherent to those in the field of Psychology and Research. I am really looking forward to what you do post next. I enjoy learning. Take all the time you need, you don't owe anyone an explanation, people understand @Gerald Hecht View moreIt's coherent to those in the field of Psychology and Research. I am really looking forward to what you do post next. I enjoy learning. Take all the time you need, you don't owe anyone an explanation, people understand @Gerald Hecht! I will add, Whoa, you are one smart guy.:)) Close20/10/2016 #18 AnonymousYou are hurting my brain again! Oh my. I love when my brain hurts and my brow furrows and I tear down more walls! Must go find this article. Why is there a chicken? I already don't eat beef after a brief stint cutting shit off cows on the killfloor of a slauggterhouse in my youth. Can I feign chicken ignorance and still eat them? "My year of meats" just flashed through my mind, books. Ah. Sigh. No, I best not. Ok, ready to learn if I can from your thoughts, off to find them! Click click cluck cluck here I go!
- 18/10/2016Australian scientists broke a new record for quantum computing stabilitygrendz.com Scientists in Australia have developed a quantum bit that’s 10 times more stable than existing technologies, and the new record could vastly expand the kinds of calculations quantum computers can perform. Whereas conventional computers process...
- 18/10/2016Basketball, Music and Parkinson's: Part I A Recording of Gary Sharpe's exercise session of 16th October 2016. Gary is using basketball to music to rapidly relearn...
- Thought this was interestingAustralian researchers have discovered that peptides contained in the milk of Tasmanian devils can kill some of the most deadly bacterial and fungal infections, including golden staph. • /r/Futurologywww.reddit.com 5394 points and 404 comments so far on...
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- 16/10/2016Egg & chicken question, which came first, whether the pharmaceuticals are responsible or the government that allows such activities in its country on to its citizens?As Flint Water Crisis Unfolded, Pharma Company Raised Price of Lead Poisoning Drug 2,700 Percentthefreethoughtproject.com Government and mainstream media ignored the shameless exploitation of lead poisoning victims even as doctors sounded the...
Comments17/10/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima#4 I filtered my water there too, but rules there are definitely stricter. No government takes 100 % care of its people, but Germany is far from being the worst country. I´d drink German tap water any day.
I am not kidding you: US water cleans better than German water. For many tasks, I do not need extra cleaner (where possible I clean with steam anyway).16/10/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima#2 I think Flint is a synonym. It´s saddening and makes me angry. I can´t understand why not everyone involved in this and similar situations is being treated like a criminal. Willingly cause potential harm to the health of people is a crime.
To be honest - no offense meant - in Germany, we were told to not drink any tap water in the US. I filter mine with an okish filter.16/10/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht#1 @Aurorasa Sima Isn't this sad? Not tragic...plain old fashioned evil, sad and the heartbreaking fruits of corporate greed...the logical endpoint of unbridled capitalism. I am sad, but I must let that destructive impulse pass -- lest it bring on illness; the treatment for which would, no doubt increase by many orders of magnitude. Thank you so much for alerting me to this.
Comments17/10/2016 #6 Tony BrandstetterWow, if they are looking for someone to contribute, I like pee all the time, as a matter of fact I am peeing now as I type (That's disgusting, I just thought about my key board) Any way yea, pee, I have a lot of it. Also, do you know if they do anything with Methane? I am at that golden age where I produce so much of the stuff. I bought a new pair of shoes, I was going to take them back because they squeaked, it turns out I was pootering every time I took a step. TMI!16/10/2016 #2 Phil FriedmanWhy isn't there a link to the story that explains who they are and what the system is that they developed? Well, here it is: http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewdepaula/2012/11/08/teens-create-a-way-to-use-urine-as-fuel/#34ed2aa05555
- 16/10/2016Research Article by Kimberley Collins, David Shiffman and Jenny RockHow Are Scientists Using Social Media in the Workplace?journals.plos.org Social media has created networked communication channels that facilitate interactions and allow information to proliferate within professional academic communities as well as in informal social circumstances. A significant contemporary discussion...
Comments16/10/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitThe problem with using an umbrella word like "social media" is that it is so encompassing that I find it more useful to drill down to a specific segment such as the "Twitter Scientific Community" - because this community is not just general social media interaction, and the PLOS article is not a generalized view of social media, but a very detailed view of the utilization of online resources by scientists.
- 16/10/2016By Darius Foroux.Always Invest In Your Education – Art Of Practicalitymedium.com How much did you invest in yourself...
- 16/10/2016Coming up soon ....Laundroid, the laundry-folding robot of our dreams.grendz.com Panasonic teamed up with tech company Seven Dreamers and Japan’s largest homebuilder, Daiwa House, to create the Laundroid — a laundry-folding robot. Attendees at the 2015 Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies got to watch the first...
- Producer13/10/2016With a Little Help for My Friends...WHEREIN AN OUTSPOKEN ADVOCATE FOR beBee PRESENTS SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION... I found out early on that the toughest comments came from those who cared most. Michelle Williams in a comment to How Do You Really Build Engagement? ...
Comments19/10/2016 #225 Gerald HechtSpeaking as a beBee Brand Ambassador I shall expect nothing less than an informed debate...I find the idea of a "mutual admiration society" abhorrent. Having said that; I know damn well that you @Jim Murray View moreSpeaking as a beBee Brand Ambassador I shall expect nothing less than an informed debate...I find the idea of a "mutual admiration society" abhorrent. Having said that; I know damn well that you @Jim Murray are a longtime advertising/marketing con man --and you @Phil Friedman are a rather provincial inspector of loose rivets, signs of metal fatigue, etc. on small recreational watercraft --a rather provincial figure from the backwaters of Florida hailing from that dreadful backwater of a nation known as the 🇺🇸. Further, I know that your entire little group of "beezers" take great delight in your "clever semantic checker games" the head of an old Oak Barrel from Phil's boat repair shop --you should know that you are not quite so clever as you may think 💭; with your (often) inept puns, thinly veiled colloquialism-filled double entendres, and ethnic insults...I will be as generous, tolerant and forthcoming (should warnings be required) as possible;BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE...The AMBASSADOR IS 👁! Close19/10/2016 #224 Phil Friedman#223 I agree 200%, Claire, although I think perhaps the U.S. presidential campaign has irreversibly tarnished the image of "debate". How about a passionate discussion of ideas and opinions? Just kidding, as I seriously value your input. I know that you are a regular reader of my posts and the discussions they occasion. And I genuinely appreciate your interest and support, and value your contribution to the conversation. I hope that you will find occasion express your opinions further. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!18/10/2016 #222 Phil Friedman#221 Yes, Jim, and according to some just as meaningful. I am not so sure, though, about that assessment. Perhaps it is a conceit, but I see most of the light comments as, nevertheless, indicative of people reading and thin jining about what is being said. Cheers!18/10/2016 #219 Phil Friedman#217 Peter, it is easy to obfuscate and play obtuse. But you do not fool me into thinking you are. Cost/benefit ratio is a concept of a reflation ship between two variables that need, as you point out, to be defined. Usually, in a case like this, the cost is in dollars to the company for initial creation and ongoing operation, whilst the benefit is user satisfaction and resulting revenues. All not easy ultimately to determine, but pretty straightforward to define.
Ditto for the rest. Thank you for joining the conversation.18/10/2016 #218 John Vaughan#216 in response, @Phil Friedman
PF> "... who is the you? ..."
JV> Short answer: you is ALL of the above (from my comment #210) "based on the criteria of MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS (including customers)," If you design for only one constituency, then you don't really understand - or implement - "user experience"
PF>"... if his dissatisfaction ...is mirrored in a major section of users, that is one thing. If not, that is quite a different situation."
JV> for starters, when you design for a large population - and particularly for the socialNet - you don't do so on the basis of "the majority wins and the rest of you are shit out of luck". Being a minority position or a plurality isn't really "a different situation"
PF>"Of course, a UX expert for hire will have a tendency to opt for greater refinement ..."
JV> No. The only "of course" part of the equation is that a UX person will probably identify and recommend more sophisticated solutions. But then again - isn't that why they were hired in the first place? Like any competent professional, the UX person works within the constraints that are defined by the client.
PF> "... but that does not necessarily make business sense"
JV> (Again, from my comment #210) "based on ... BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS", I often describe myself as "A Business Analyst with Design Talent"
Phil, you clearly didn't read what I just wrote for you a couple of comments ago. Please inform yourself a little on the topic - I'd love to have a conversation with you.
FWIW: I wrote the 14 "slides" in UNDERSTANDING (http://www.jcvtcs.com/understanding/index-understanding.html) back around 2005 (in part, as a guide for clients). It's a little dated now, but still provides some decent grounding.18/10/2016 #217 Peter van Doorn#216 "There is always cost/benefit ratio to look at. Cheers! "
I know I keep pushing. Forgive me.
The cost/benefit ratio.... Are the people who pay the costs are the same people who benefit?
Average user, power user?
I am so glad I can not comprehend all this.
The cost/benefit ratio.... It does not exist. In real life. It would not cost me thing to benefit my equals.
I have a new ratio: The User/Giver ratio. I like to score low.
Happy returns18/10/2016 #216 Phil Friedman#212 the question,John, is who is the you? The average user? The power user? The platform ownership and management? With all due respect to Praveen, if his dissatisfaction with the noise in a long thread is mirrored in a major section of users, that is one thing. If not, that is quite a different situation. Of course, a UX expert for hire will have a tendency to opt for greater refinement, but that does not necessarily make business sense. There is always cost/benefit ratio to look at. Cheers!18/10/2016 #214 John Vaughan#211 "About this there is an abundance of literature that is also freely available online." (That's a response, sort of, but not an answer) Okay @Milos Djukic, Let me re-frame the question:
Praveen says, essentially, "Too much noise obscures the message." in a long Comment thread.
Milos, your response #203 admits that "we don't know how to measure any of this stuff"
So I ask
Is there an article which addresses this issue? - preferably with a practical solution.
I am secretly delighted by all of this. Sounds like job security for those few of us humans who have demonstrated competence & talent in the arena. Ha ha. I'm kidding, of course.17/10/2016 #212 John Vaughan#210 uhhhhhh..... @Phil Friedman
I was responding to topic that YOU raised, since you characterized something that I'd said and got it kind of wrong... You'll notice that I only corrected you. Nothing more. The ability to display a list in different ways is a) pretty standard and b) not exactly Rocket Science, from an implementation perspective.
As regards your several suggestions of additional features: A list of nice-to-haves is pretty much standard operational procedure during the design process. Part of the role of a UX person is to parse the list meaningfully, based on the criteria of multiple stakeholders (including customers), business requirements, best practices, priority, time, money, development cycles, etc., as well as, of course, "usability".
The Magic of UX Design Talent is to provide maximal satisfaction with minimal confusion. My rule of thumb is to provide additional functional goodies "as appropriate" (conditional awareness is key) and to encourage graceful customization (i.e. you get the interface that works best for you)17/10/2016 #210 Phil Friedman#208 JV> "Sort of, but not really. I pointed out that beBee's linear/numeric way for displaying comments and LinkedIn's topic-parsed approach each have their own advantages - and that a superior interface would allow you to display Comments using either method. Also: The ability to display a Comment thread in chronological order, as well as last-to-first"
Well, John, how about adding the ability to sort the comments into groups by one's favorite people (previously established in one's profile information? Also "silencing" those comments that annoy one or which do not fall into one's definition of like-minded? And how about adding the ability to be able to request (as we used to on LinkedIn groups) to be notified of new discussions and comments (or be able to opt out of said notifications on a selective basis?
I am not sure where the point of more is not better gets to be, but certainly we could agree on a number of nice-to-have features that would not necessarily be cost or computing overhead feasible. Cheers!17/10/2016 #209 John Vaughan#203 Your 'chaos theory" approach to why-we-don't-know-nuthin is unassailable, as ever, @Milos Djukic
By the same token, it totally misses the observation made by @Praveen regarding "Too much noise obscures the message." i.e. If you don't engage and make a silly-assed comment in the first place, then it's unlikely that you can contribute to "the Butterfly Effect"
Actually, I think that I get the theory. I guess I'm still stuck on "Do we have any practical examples of how these theories have been applied in the successful management (if that's not too absurd a term) of existing socialNets?"
Reality: What a concept.17/10/2016 #208 John Vaughan#207 "We could break down comments, for example, in terms of the five most frequently occurring words in a thread, which would be to elucidate what is among the most obscure of data. And it's value would be ... bubkas." sez @Phil Friedman View more#207 "We could break down comments, for example, in terms of the five most frequently occurring words in a thread, which would be to elucidate what is among the most obscure of data. And it's value would be ... bubkas." sez @Phil Friedman
JV> I guess that's why I'm the guy who actually gets paid for doing UX analysis and design solutions. ; } Cheers
PF> "... but that actually harkens back to you point in another post that replies to comments are better grouped under the comments to which they are replies."
JV> Sort of, but not really. I pointed out that beBee's linear/numeric way for displaying comments and LinkedIn's topic-parsed approach each have their own advantages - and that a superior interface would allow you to display Comments using either method. Also: The ability to display a Comment thread in chronological order, as well as last-to-first Close