Archive for the ‘Online Behavior’ Category

Online: Covering your online tracks …

December 20, 2012

It’s no secret that there are no secrets on the internet.

Google an item and related ads start appearing on seemingly all websites you visit.

Post something on Facebook, and suddenly ads become a lot more personal.

Pick up the phone during election season and the caller mysteriously knows your’ political hot buttons.

As we posted before, if you think that you’re being followed around on the net … you’re right.

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So how do you avoid having your browsing linked to your real identity online?

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“Central link” between computers and mental disorders …

August 17, 2012

A new study reported by CBS finds that constantly being online can affect your mental health.

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg  found that a majority of them who constantly use a computer and mobile phones can develop stress, sleeping disorders and depression.

“It is easy to spend more time than planned at the computer (e.g., working, gaming, or chatting), and this tends to lead to time pressure, neglect of other activities and personal needs (such as social interaction, sleep, physical activity), as well as bad ergonomics, and mental overload.”

The study also found a correlation between stress and phone use.

“Often using the computer late at 48 night (and consequently losing sleep) was a prospective risk factor for stress and sleep disturbances.”

Takeaway: People need to set limits on computer and cell phone use …  to minimize the risk of these types of mental disorders.

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