Online-Education.net, which pulled together separate studies by the University of British Columbia and Common Sense Media to create the below infographic.
A recent survey of 543 business execs by ad agency Gyro and Forbes Insights found 98% of such workers check email during their “off” time. If that’s not bad enough, 63% say they check on their email at least every one or two hours when they’re out of the office. The trend holds up when the execs are on vacation — only 3% say they don’t check work emails.
A new insurance product promises to protect families against damages to their e-reputation, a new but important concept in this era of fading privacy. But one writer wonders if this isn't all just a scare-mongering way to make new business. First it was Swiss Life, now AXA has joined the party. Insurers have started selling e-reputation insurance products to protect your family’s image on the internet. Called “Protection Famille Intégr@le”, AXA’s new product will protect you against identity theft, credit-card fraud, harm to your online reputation and e-commerce disputes. Both insurers use a dedicated e-reputation agency called the “Reputation Squad”, whichRead More
Face it: Employees are going on social networks and browsing the web in the office. In an age when social tools pervade every aspect of our lives, the corporate debate over allowing employees to partake in these activities during work hours is a controversial one. In moderation, can these breaks encourage psychological engagement and perhaps even help increase productivity. This Keas infographic explores the benefits of social media in the workplace, showing that social connections make people happier and a brief recess involving Internet-browsing increases productivity. Let’s take a look at the stats:
Everyone Googles. When you get asked a question and you don’t know the answer – your answer is Google. But is this a good thing or a bad thing? In order to analyze the minds of criminals, it is often a prerequisite to analyze the mind of a normal person. Research has shown that our minds have already changed because of the internet. The studies show that the internet is having a negative impact on the way people think, analyze, and remember things. In fact, studies even say that heavy internet use can affect the brain in the same wayRead More
The internet is a wonderful thing but let’s faces it, we have become more and more dependent on the ability to stay connected to our friends, our job or anything that we care to be involved in. Today’s world practically forces us to stay in front of a computer all day long, but have you ever wondered how you spent your time and money online? Or even more importantly, how will you do it in 2012? This inforgraphic includes interesting and fun internet usage predictions for 2012, including varied aspects such as online gaming, shopping, mobile usage and video streaming.Read More
Hub (beta) is a fast and easy-to-use mobile messaging app that allows you to send text messages and have group conversations for free. Hub allows you to easily add participants to any conversation thread so it's easy to switch from private messaging to a group conversation. Whether it is just keeping up with a close group of friends or making spontaneous plans, you no longer have to deal with scattered messages. There are no text messaging fees – messages are sent over WIFI or using your data connection. And it doesn’t matter what phones your friends have, they don’tRead More