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10 Posts


Why It Seems Like Everyone is Doing that Thing
January 03, 2016
Exploring the illusion of everyone doing the same thing created by networks.
Critiquing the Stanford Prison Experiment (and Research In General)
November 03, 2013
A critique of the flawed nature of the Stanford Prison Experiment and research in general.
Long Data
January 29, 2013
The significance of big data and the concept of 'long data'.
Nobody Goes Online Anymore
October 18, 2012
The problem with self-reporting in internet usage research.
Why We Buy
April 28, 2012
The importance of price, quality, and brand in consumer decision-making.
Big Data
February 06, 2012
Facebook's massive study reveals the impact of weak ties on information consumption.
Bad Psychology
January 09, 2012
People are better at predicting others' behavior than their own, due to overlooking the influence of circumstances.
What Are People Reading Later?
December 16, 2011
Insights on what people choose to read later.
Congress vs. Fidel Castro
November 17, 2011
Congress is more popular than Fidel Castro in 2008, but less popular than Paris Hilton and the IRS.
Ear canal design blamed for fingernail blackboard excrutiation
November 01, 2011
The human ear canal's shape causes the reaction to fingernails on a chalkboard, with a powerful psychological component identified in research.
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