2014 Word of the Year: Culture

Share this article Share The study suggests that children are most likely to post an image or video of themselves online or set up a fake profile for the first time at the age of 11, try Twitter and message a stranger at 12 and try services like SnapChat and Ask. Two thirds 67 per cent turn to their parents when they experience difficulties online, the poll found. While 63 per cent of parents check their child’s internet activity at least once a week, more than a fifth 21 per cent are not confident they could install parental controls, and just under a half 46 per cent admit not being confident or aware of the school internet policy. Other popular sites include WhatsApp right , used by 40 per cent of eight to year-olds, and SnapChat left Dr Richard Woolfson, child psychologist and Knowthenet spokesman, said: Instead parents need to maintain an open dialogue and encourage children to share both good and bad online experiences, talk openly and straightforwardly about the risks they may encounter online without scaring them and make sure they keep up with the latest social media crazes and work with their children rather than trying to control them.

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Canadian Living Relationships 7 best mobile apps for dating Jul 23, By: Linda Cotrina Share With the growing trend of love blending with technology, there are a variety of online dating sites with mobile apps that are helping connect more people. Here are seven top dating apps for you to consider. OkCupid free for both iPhone and Android devices This popular online dating site also has a location-based mobile app that allows you to take your experience on the go.

The exception may be mobile apps, which are highly constrained by cellular capacity.

Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Mobile advertising is poised to explode over the next five years , and no companies will benefit more than burgeoning social-mobile apps. Tinder, the mobile dating app which sees nearly million “swipes” per day , just experimented with sponsored content for the first time, mixing in fake user profiles for characters from the FOX sitcom, The Mindy Project.

While Tinder execs say this is more of a strategic partnership instead of a full-blown ad, the move suggests that Tinder will soon be incorporating paid ads on the app. Tinder has yet to introduce a revenue model, but it looks like the app will most likely follow in the footsteps of some of the industry’s largest players by relying on revenue from ads. In the past year, well-established mobile-social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram all made massive strides toward monetizing their mobile apps and sites by selling ads.

And it is paying off. By incorporating some ad space, many of these popular apps have strengthened their mobile revenue potential after previously having no real revenue stream. This has helped Instagram and other mobile-centric apps earn multi-million or even billion dollar valuations.

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Tweets by CommonSense 17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook Social media apps that let teens do it all — text, chat, meet people, and share their pics and videos — often fly under parents’ radars. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp, and check your Twitter feed throughout the day, tweens and teens love the variety.

You don’t need to know the ins and outs of all the apps, sites, and terms that are “hot” right now and frankly, if you did, they wouldn’t be trendy anymore. But knowing the basics — what they are, why they’re popular, and what problems can crop up when they’re not used responsibly — can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your kid.

Below, we’ve laid out some of the most popular types of apps and websites for teens: The more you know about each, the better you’ll be able to communicate with your teen about safe choices.

The seemingly risk-free messaging might encourage users to share pictures containing sexy images.

As parents, it is important to be aware of what is out there to protect our kids from bullying, unwanted sexual messaging, location identification and so much more. Last year we told you about some pretty dangerous apps including those that allow kids to hide photos, apps and information from their parents. These apps are still available and widely popular, but now there are even more to be on the lookout for. The apps are organized into categories.

Remember a lot of these require no age verification and if they do it is a simple check mark…not a real verification. Social Media Apps It is important to note that many apps come and go, but social media remains the same and in one form or another and will remain at the top of these lists for the foreseeable future. It is on these platforms where we see some of the best in people, and unfortunately where the worst behavior bullying, sexual harassment, predatory behavior, pornography exposure is happening.

To help mitigate the dangers on social media, we specifically suggest you be friends with your kids.

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Young singles are too busy swiping left and right on their phones making shallow, transient connections, rather than finding real love with real people. Romance is dead, proposes author Nancy Jo Sales, in the September issue of the publication. What sets Tinder apart from most other dating app or online dating experiences is speed and brevity.

Based on a photo, first name, and age alone, users decide whether to swipe left to pass or right to like. With GPS tracking, the app also tells users exactly how far away potential matches may be, making life even easier for those just looking for a quick hook-up.

Game designers constantly push the resolution and display envelope; more bandwidth encourages this.

Controversy[ edit ] Anthropologist Helen Fisher in What happens in the dating world can reflect larger currents within popular culture. For example, when the book The Rules appeared, it touched off media controversy about how men and women should relate to each other, with different positions taken by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd [58] and British writer Kira Cochrane of The Guardian. Sara McCorquodale suggests that women meeting strangers on dates meet initially in busy public places, share details of upcoming dates with friends or family so they know where they’ll be and who they’ll be with, avoid revealing one’s surname or address, and conducting searches on them on the Internet prior to the date.

Don’t leave drinks unattended; have an exit plan if things go badly; and ask a friend to call you on your cell phone an hour into the date to ask how it’s going. If you explain beautifully, a woman does not look to see whether you are handsome or not — but listens more, so you can win her heart. That is why I advise our boys to read stories and watch movies more and to learn more beautiful phrases to tell girls.

The Internet is shaping the way new generations date. Facebook , Skype , Whatsapp , and other applications have made remote connections possible. Online dating tools are an alternate way to meet potential dates. The average duration of courtship before proceeding to engagement or marriage varies considerably throughout the world. He has to build his own house, store lots of tobacco and dry coffee leaves for the girl’s parents and have many cows and goats.

If the girl is from a wealthy family the dowry given to her parents is worth about to cows, about 1, sheep or goats, five camels and three rifles. Shanghai marriage market Patterns of dating are changing in China, with increased modernization bumping into traditional ways.

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She has her own views on all of this. Post-Tinder, she struck out on her own, founding her own dating app and naming it Bumble, which is described as like Tinder, except women have the power. Her small company just celebrated its first anniversary. And she is still just He held out an iPhone and asked to take a photo with her. She seemed unsure how to respond.

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The term conveys a kind of academic attention to systematic behavior and allows us to identify and isolate an idea, issue, or group: This year, the use of the word culture to define ideas in this way has moved from the classroom syllabus to the conversation at large, appearing in headlines and analyses across a wide swath of topics. Overall, lookups of nostalgia more than doubled this year.

Nostalgia comes from a Greek word meaning “to return home”; it originally meant “homesickness” in English. The word spiked when the horror sequel Insidious 3 was announced, and the film’s publicity provoked curiosity about the title itself. Increasingly sophisticated malware attacks were frequently described as insidious this year.

And finally, the most poignant use of the word followed the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.

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Early integration of data signals with telephony[ edit ] The first caller identification receiver The first integration of data signals with telephony was conceptualized by Nikola Tesla in and pioneered by Theodore Paraskevakos beginning in with his work on transmission of electronic data through telephone lines. In , while he was working with Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama , Paraskevakos demonstrated a transmitter and receiver that provided additional ways to communicate with remote equipment.

This formed the original basis for what is now known as caller ID. The original and historic working models are still in the possession of Paraskevakos. In addition to placing and receiving cellular calls, the touch screen-equipped Simon could send and receive faxes and emails.

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The only question is how quickly it might become widespread. A gigabit connection can deliver 1, megabits of information per second Mbps. Globally, cloud service provider Akamai reports that the average global connection speed in quarter one of was 3. The US scientific community has been using hyper-fast networks for several years, changing the pace of data sharing and enabling levels of collaboration in scientific disciplines that were unimaginable a generation ago. In the US, Google ran a competition in for communities to pitch themselves for the construction of the first Google Fiber network running at 1 gigabit per second—Internet speeds times faster than the majority of Americans now enjoy.

Kansas City was chosen among 1, entrants and residents are now signing up for the service. The firm has announced plans to build a gigabit network in Austin, Texas, and perhaps 34 other communities. To explore the possibilities of the next leap in connectivity we asked thousands of experts and Internet builders to share their thoughts about likely new Internet activities and applications that might emerge in the gigabit age.

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The US will lag because a widespread gigabit network is not easily achieved.