People Treat Computers and New Media as Real People and Places

A few excerpts from the articles linked below:

Study: multitaskers are terrible at every aspect of multitasking. Multitasking may be creating people who are unable to think well and clearly.

People relate to technological devices socially (as if they are people), and those interactions affect others. Technology and people: Do we have to bring back the saying ‘Look at me when I talk to you’?

Japanese nurse robot - ACTROID-F (video):



References:

Clifford Nass, Who Warned of a Data Deluge, Dies at 55 - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/16VGF7m

College admission officers: They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. 30% college admissions officers said discovered information online that negatively affected an applicant’s prospects http://buff.ly/1dYeTt4

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