the extroverts strongly associated their environment and contexts with reward, whereas the introverts showed little to no association, the researchers wrote in the paper.
… suggests that introverts have a fundamental difference in how strongly they process rewards from their environment, with the brains of introverts weighing internal cues more strongly than external motivational and reward cues, the researchers write in the paper.
Extroverts Link Good Feelings to Their Environment.
It’s also likely that the App industry is healthier. On an individual level, some App developers earn more than Hollywood stars and I would guess that the median income of app developers is higher than the median income of actors. The app economy sustains more jobs (627,000 iOS jobs in the US vs. 374,000 in Hollywood) and is easier to enter and has wider reach. As the graph below shows It’s also growing far more rapidly.
via Bigger than Hollywood | Asymco.
“I reflexively begin designing the architecture in my head. It’s a nerd impulse. Dogs chase after thrown balls, system administrators design to arbitrary traffic.”
via How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled Kim Kardashian’s back-end (SFW) — The Message — Medium.
Worst Passwords of 2014:
1. 123456 (Unchanged from 2013)
2. password (Unchanged)
3. 12345 (Up 17)
4. 12345678 (Down 1)
5. qwerty (Down 1)
6. 1234567890 (Unchanged)
7. 1234 (Up 9)
“Passwords based on simple patterns on your keyboard remain popular despite how weak they are,” said Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData. “Any password using numbers alone should be avoided, especially sequences. As more websites require stronger passwords or combinations of letters and numbers, longer keyboard patterns are becoming common passwords, and they are still not secure.”
Here’s the thing, people making those password know they are bad, what they are telling you is they don’t care and come up with something else for security because they are not going to waste their time with your password system… and they are right.
If the affected version [of WebView] is before 4.4, we generally do not develop the patches ourselves, but welcome patches with the report for consideration. Other than notifying OEMs, we will not be able to take action on any report that is affecting versions before 4.4 that are not accompanied with a patch.
via Metasploit: Google No Longer Provides Patches f… | SecurityStreet.
We can joke about selfies all we want, but this is a generation that is using photography as a primary medium of communication.
via Six Colors: To beat the iPhone, beat the iPhone’s camera.
Responsive Design before the Web
The study found that, as a group, these “affluent millennials” enjoyed technology purchases far more than jewelry; 46 percent said technology purchases gave them “great pleasure,” compared to just 25 percent for jewelry.
And these technologies are functional. Millennials spend $170 billion in purchases per year, and, according to an October study, three out of their five favorite brands are tech gadget companies. (Apple, Samsung, and Sony, in case you’re wondering.) Tablets, laptops, gaming systems, televisions, and smartphones all offer a very real purpose to the owner. If a generation favors performance above aesthetics, what does jewelry offer?
Has Technology Killed the Jewelry Industry? – Pacific Standard: The Science of Society.
Mobile accounted for 52.1 percent of traffic to retail Web sites on Thanksgiving day, up 22 percent from last year, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Going back to 2010, only 6.5 percent of traffic came from mobile.
Mobile sales grew at even faster pace, up 25.4 percent compared to last year, accounting for 32.3 percent of online sales.
The trend continued on Cyber Monday, with mobile accounting for 39.9 percent of all online traffic, up 28.4 percent, according to IBM. Mobile sales accounted for 23 percent of online sales, up 28.7 percent.
When it comes to holiday shopping, consumers have clearly voted for the convenience of the mobile Web over retailers’ applications.
In an analysis of 46 million page views from mobile devices on Skava’s clients’ mobile Web sites and apps, including Gap, Staples, Macy’s and Toys “R” Us, the company found that the mobile Web accounted for 97 percent of retail sales from mobile devices on Black Friday while apps accounted for just 3 percent.
Mobile Web is retail’s big winner and loser for holiday shopping – Mobile Commerce Daily – Web site development.