Category: Internet Psychology

Racist abuse condemned online
Internet Psychology

Why do people post racist abuse online?

Racist abuse online is not new. It has been happening for decades. In the past couple of days, racist abuse has hit the headlines following vile online attacks against three England footballers, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. On Sunday, these three black players did not score penalties in

Internet Psychology

Is your brain back to front?

British businesses will spend this weekend on tenterhooks as they wait for Monday’s announcement from the Government about the ending of lockdowns. For the past couple of weeks, the mutterings from 10 Downing Street suggest that the so-called “freedom day” will not happen. Indeed, yesterday there were “rumblings” implying that

Internet Psychology

Can you do boring tasks?

Last week, not far from the M25 in Buckinghamshire, the biggest-ever boring machine in the UK started its slow churn through the Chiltern hills to dig a tunnel for the HS2 rail system. It will take three years for the device to complete the 10-mile tunnel in a non-stop effort.

Daylight savings time concept
Internet Psychology

Do you need to make up for lost time?

Daylight Savings interrupts your sleep for several days Imagine for a moment that you are the captain of a huge container ship. Due to bad luck and a following wind, you have managed to get your vessel stuck across a major shipping route. Hundreds of other ships have to stay

Happiness concept
Internet Psychology

Do you know what makes you happy?

Do you know what makes you happy? Probably. But do you also know what makes you unhappy? This article contains the answer – and it is not COVID…!

storytime for children
Internet Psychology

Are you sitting comfortably?

Children for years have been told to sit comfortably and listen. It means we all sit down too long…! Getting up from your desk has now been shown to improve your attention. You will be less distracted online if you get up and move, rather than sit comforably.

Foosteps in sand
Blog

Do you need 10,000 steps?

The other day I was on a Zoom call when one of the participants said that lockdown was not helping with their weight. Having spent almost a year sitting at their desk, this person’s weight had risen. They are not alone. Indeed, the other day I glanced at the “step

Man at computer in dark room
Internet Psychology

Are you enjoying lockdown?

Yesterday I had a meeting at lunchtime, so I had to take a late lunch. As I sat in the kitchen munching on my sardines, I switched on the TV. The “hard news” of the lunchtime bulletin gets replaced with softer stories early in the afternoon. So, while I was

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Future

Can you predict your future?

On Friday morning I was listening to a radio phone-in when the presenter said, “Please, no more calls about a Brexit deal…!” He then went on to say “We have no way of knowing what will or won’t be decided. There are a bunch of people locked in a room

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Internet Psychology

Can you beat an algorithm?

Algorithms frequently get things wrong. You can’t get rid of them entirely. But you can re-focus your business efforts so that you don’t need them so much and don’t get affected by their inevitable mistakes.

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Internet Psychology

Have you got “Zoom Anxiety”?

Twice this week I have been on video conference calls when people were reluctant to appear on-screen. They had their cameras off and were replaced with an icon and their name. One said she didn’t want to switch on the webcam because her hair was a mess. The other individual

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Internet Psychology

Are you heading to the beach today?

Following the crowds is not a good idea to prevent COVID-19. But equally following the business crowd is not a good idea for your company success.

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Internet Psychology

Is your website racist?

Have you checked your website lately to see if you are being unconsciously racist?

Whenever people take a break they reach for their mobile phone and that's a bad idea
Internet Psychology

When you take a break do NOT pick up your mobile phone

It’s a pretty safe bet that whenever you take a break, you reach for your mobile phone. It’s such a habit that it is seen as “normal”. Indeed, just stop off at a motorway service station and you’ll see hundreds of people sitting in cars or at the restaurants all

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Internet Psychology

Should you allow your staff to access personal stuff online while at work?

Productivity in the workplace is falling. If people were as productive as they were just ten years ago, businesses would be producing 20% more outputs than the were in 2009. But they are not. Economists are busy discussing the productivity conundrum because what is going on around the world these