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Irresistible

Irresistible
The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
By Alter, Adam L., 1980-
Book – 2017

Know when you are i-addicted and what that means to your life. Yikes!

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Cyber Effect

Cyber Effect : A Pioneering Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
By Aiken, Mary
Book – 2016

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Mood and Mobility

Mood and Mobility
Navigating the Emotional Spaces of Digital Social Networks
By Coyne, Richard
Book – 2016

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Ninja Monkeys

Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play : Gamification, Game Thinking and Motivational Design
By Marczewski, Andrzej
Book – 2015

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Glow Kids

Glow Kids The Dark Side of Our Brave New E-World By Kardaras, Nicholas
Book – 2016

If you have kids then you know about this: all day and at bedtime they will be glued to their iPod, iPhone, 3DS, Samsung Pad, or whatever internet connected device. How is this affecting their future? (if only because it will keep them awake in bed until late if you permit it).

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Mind Change Digital

Mind Change How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains By Greenfield, Susan Book – 2015

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Soft Skills

Soft Skills The Software Developer’s Life Manual By Sonmez, John (Book – 2015 )

Software developers need to plan their careers. This chatty book contains much non-obvious wisdom to help you plan for success.

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Digital Capitalism

Pressed for Time The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism By Wajcman, Judy (Book – 2015 )

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Dataclysm

Dataclysm – Who We Are By Rudder, Christian – 2014

Rudder founded a matchmaking web site. When it was successful, with many clients, he looked at the statistics as a sociologist. He studied at a macro level: what sorts of people are likely to look at what sorts of profiles. The results of his study avoid the WIERD problem plaguing most university research, where most subjects in studies are Western, Educated, and from Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic countries. Rudder’s subjects were not WIERD. And the study was not a questionnaire, with subjects answering untruthfully: Rudder knew what the subjects actually did on the website.

This book is fascinating reading if you are interested in the motivation driving human behaviour. But if you are interested in the mechanics of analyzing big data, then you will not find much help here.

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End Of Absence

The End Of Absence
Reclaiming What We’ve Lost In A World Of Constant
Harris, Michael – 2014