A phoenix has replaced the iconic pirate ship atop The Pirate Bay today, celebrating the site’s rise from the ashes. The torrent site’s servers were raided by Swedish police forces over seven weeks ago, and has been offline ever since. But today, The Pirate Bay lives once more.
At the time of the police raid in the greater Stockholm area last month, it wasn’t clear whether The Pirate Bay would ever return. The site and its founders have been relentlessly persecuted by authorities, with many of its original creators either behind bars or separated from the torrent site.
But The Pirate Bay has proven to be incredibly resilient. While it isn’t clear how the site has come back online this time, it is known that the site runs off of “…
Planning and designing your home is fun and we all love to do it. In this day and age, we live each day by looking at home improvement shows, checking architecture and interior websites and then spend countless hours in planning how we would like to design our space. All these things become more easier if we just virtually plan them first. Here, we are presenting some of the best and of course free to use online virtual room programs and tools that you can use to plan and design your home.
So, here is the complete list for you. We hope that you will like this collection and find these online virtual room programs and tools useful for you. Do have your say. Your comments and feedback are always welcome.
A good contact page must be accessible, informative and above all creative. It can be difficult to make the mix work but these 10 examples have done just that. Featuring cats, clouds, and underground cartoons, you’ll find it difficult not to contact these designers!
Sony has announced that it’s applying for an extension of the deadline to submit its third-quarter securities report “due to the amount of destruction and disruption that occurred” following the massive cyberattack directed against its movie division. Sony Pictures shut down its network in response to the hack, but most of the financial systems and “many other critical information technology applications” won’t be back online until early February.
As such, the third-quarter earnings report will miss its originally scheduled date of February 4th. Sony will still release guidance and hold conferences on that date, so we should get some idea of how it performed during the important holiday quarter. The company doesn’t believe the hack will…
There comes a point in everyone’s life when it’s time to take more control of your destiny. So, if you’ve built your own site using free WordPress themes or Drupal themes, you might be craving more control. It’s time to take an online coding course, learn to code yourself and built your site, your way.
The ability to process payments online is an essential feature of any e-commerce application or Web site. Mobile or Web apps that have some paid features or services also need the ability to collect one-time or recurring fees. Online payment processing services allow you to process credit or debit cards along with other forms like […]
At some point in your online life, you might have wondered: Why do trolls troll? Why does my friend have to flood my Facebook feed with by-the-minute updates about the weather? Why are forum discussions so heated?
Let’s take a closer look at these questions as psychology offers some answers.
We know that people are more likely to “act out” – whether positively or negatively – online than in real life. The question is: Why? Psychologist John Suler thinks the answer lies in the phenomenon known as the online disinhibition effect.
In his paper, Suler postulates that the aforementioned effect happens due to 6 factors: dissociative anonymity (“They’ll never know who I really am”), invisibility (“We can’t see each other online”), asynchronicity (“I can always leave my message behind without consequence”), solipsistic introjection (“This is how I see you, in my mind”), dissociative imagination (“My online persona is different from who I am in real life”), and minimization of authority (“I can do whatever I want online”). Basically, the Internet blurs the boundaries that keep our behavior in check in real life.
So, the next time you have to deal with yet another online troll, take a deep breath, chalk it up to the “online disinhibition effect”, and either respond to the other person in a constructive manner, or just don’t feed the troll altogether.
But if it’s true that we lean more towards negativity, how is it that stories of newcomers falling in love in NYC, gifsets of cute puppies, and articles like “The Ultimate Guide to Happiness” are as viral as – if not more viral than – bad news?
You probably cringe, at least once, at that friend who likes to post inane statuses like “OMG, why is the weather so hot today?”. But before you type something like “Who cares?” into your friend’s “Comments” section, consider this: It may be your friend’s way of feeling better about him/herself.
Not everyone is predisposed to over-sharing, though. According to this article , people either separate their personal and professional lives on social media, or they don’t. The former are known as “segmentors”, while the latter are called “integrators”.
Most people are segmentors, with good reason. Employers are known to use social media to screen candidates , and if they see even a single photo of you acting in a less-than-professional manner (e.g. getting drunk and vomiting all over your friend’s dinner table), you’re automatically weeded out of the employment pool.
On the other hand, there are people who care more about self-expression than the opinions of others. Teenagers and millennials, in particular, fit this profile, which is why these people tend to be integrators. Being an integrator can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the information shared (or, in most cases, over-shared).
We Rely on Gut Feelings, Rather than Facts, to Discern the Truth
We all like to think we’re rational beings. We laugh at stories of people who do things that are, in hindsight, stupid. But that’s in hindsight.
Actually, we’re all subject to biases that influence the way we evaluate the “truthiness” of things, as Stephen Colbert puts it . For instance, people are more likely to believe a statement if it’s written in a “high contrast” manner (black words on white background) than a “low contrast” one (white words on an aqua blue background). That may sound ridiculous at first, until you consider how one of them is easier to read than the other. When a statement feels easier to process, it’s easier to think of that statement as the truth.
We See What We Want To See
Even if we’re presented with strong evidence against our personal beliefs, we hold on to those beliefs anyway. It’s not necessarily because we’re stupid; it’s because that’s the easiest way to respond to cognitive dissonance, or the discomfort caused by two conflicting ideas held within the same mind.
As a result, we often unconsciously twist facts to support our beliefs, rather than the other way around. This is known as confirmation bias , which–if left unchecked–can cause overly long and heated discussions in places like comments sections. Also, our tendency to assume that other people think the way we do (a.k.a. false consensus effect) complicates matters.
It’s not wrong to have opinions, per se. What’s wrong is when we insist that our opinions are superior to those of others, not because of facts, but because those are our opinions.
Understanding why people behave the way they do online can go a long way. It helps you get into the mindset of the vicious troll, the oversharing friend, and the people who don’t seem to have anything better to do than post kilometric discussions in forums. Best of all, it helps you understand yourself – and, by extension, other people – and figure out how to act accordingly.
Creating professional looking and effective resume is the first step to get your dreamed job. If your resume is impressive enough, chances are there that your potential employer will call you for an interview. In this round up, we are showcasing 9 free online tools to create professional resumes. After all, your resume is the first thing that connects you with a recruiter, and therefore it should be impressive enough to create a powerful impact.
Below find 9 free online tools and use them to create your resume you can wow your recruiters with. These tools will be very useful for the freshly graduated candidates who do not know where to start from. So, without any further ado here we are presenting the complete list of 9 free online tools to create professional resumes. We hope that you will like this collection.
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