I recently joined LinkedIn. My understanding is that LinkedIn exists to help people present their professional selves to others who may find mutual benefit in connection. So my assumption going in was that this is a service that helps people portray their individual, professional sense of identity. Somewhat curiously, as my network begin to populate, it struck me as interesting that some people on LinkedIn post profile pictures that are clearly cropped from a picture of themselves with someone standing just next to them. The same is often true on Facebook. People often select profile pictures that show a glimpse of the arm of another person around their shoulders. This makes me wonder, "Why would people choose a picture that is so obviously not just a nice face shot of themselves, alone, with no extra appendages in the frame?" (Surely with the ease of taking selfies these days, we can all find an acceptable head shot with no one else in the frame?) I'm not judging … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Profile Picture Selection
Funny inappropriate pictures
Imagine you bought a product online, and it was faulty. How cheap would that product have to have been for you to not bother to return it? I once bought a book for 1 British penny (about 20 cents) and I have to admit, when it didn’t arrive, I didn’t bother to chase it up! Now the results of a survey by online dispute resolution service Youstice have found that many Europeans fail to bother returning products worth far more. The survey of 3,000 British, French, and German respondents discovered that exactly one-third would not bother to return a faulty product bought online that cost less than a certain price, which was, on average, 18.01 pounds (about $31). This is a huge source of financial detriment: a Which? report showed that such non-returns cost British consumers alone 1.2 billion pounds a year (about $2.1 billion). This is a shocking figure. But why does it exist? The crux of the matter is this: Consumers are not rational. Is there any better argument against homo … [Read more...] about Are You Too Lazy to Complain?
Home Insync Insync -Staff By Staff on November 29, 2008 Here is more of Hitler. An album of of 144 Second World War postcards, including pictures of Adolf Hitler, will be sold at auction in Chudleigh, Devon, on Saturday. These popular postcards were collected by a German naval officer, who later gave the album to a British soldier at the end of the war. The family kept the album since then.The album contains pictures of Graf Spee and other German vessels, as well as some wryly humorous postcards. One of the postcards shows three sailors leaning over the side of a ship above the caption: "Seasick oh what a joy!" Auctioneer Michael Bowman values the collection at 600 to 800 pounds, reports Times Online. The terrifying dictator has long since been hated for his infamous image, the World War that he evoked hardly had any happy moments to talk about. More ADOLF HITLER News A Man Who Burned The Remains Of Hitler The Storm Of War: A History Of Nazis! The Shocking … [Read more...] about Adolf Hitler Album For Auction
As social media has mutated into a ravenous, many tentacled time-eater, news from our friends about their families’ triumphs and trials has become omnipresent, and unrelenting. It can be a never-ending vacation slide show from hell. As a result, every day there’s a new complaint from those who follow: too much self-promotion in my feed. Too many photos of other people’s posh vacations. Too many selfies! No one wants to see what you had for lunch/what your baby had for lunch/how cute your cats are. And yet the posts keep coming. “For the love of God, stop posting 9,000 pictures of your baby on Facebook,” pleads an author on Chicago Now. “You know the type I’m talking about. That mom who genuinely thinks her baby is cuter than all the others. Yo, jackass, we all think our own kid is the cutest.” Indeed, social media and babies are a particularly dangerous combination. A 2010 study by the Internet security firm AVG Technologies found that 92 … [Read more...] about Obsessive Posting Is A Result Of Obsessive Following
My family and I are refugees. We moved to the United States to escape violence related to being Jewish. With the recent rise of Anti-Semitism, I was already feeling threatened. Last Saturday, an angry man with a gun claimed 11 lives of innocent elderly human beings, one of whom, Rose Mallinger, was a 97-year old Holocaust survivor. My heart shattered that day. I remember being six years old and sitting on a bench outside my building next to one of the many Holocaust survivors in Ukraine. I would ask them questions about the war. They would tell me. They would tell me about the times they watched their family members being killed. They would show me where it happened - in Vinnitsa, our city, where I was born and raised. They would tell me about the nearly 30,000 Jewish people from our hometown who were killed during the two year Nazi occupation of my city. Some hid in caves, some hid under dead bodies, some managed to get out of the city and join the military forces. Although … [Read more...] about Surviving Real Life Horrors