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Behavior

Updated 08/04/2017
be·hav·ior
bəˈhāvyər/
noun
noun: behaviour; noun: behavior
  1. the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others.
    "good behavior"
    synonyms:conductdeportmentbearing, actions, doings; More
    • the way in which an animal or person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus.
      plural noun: behaviours; plural noun: behaviors
      "the feeding behavior of predators"
    • the way in which a natural phenomenon or a machine works or functions.
      "the erratic behavior of the old car"
      synonyms:functioning, actionperformanceoperationworkingreactionresponse
      "the behavior of these organisms"



Beware Online "Filter Bubbles" (9:04)
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results)
to your personal tastes, there is a dangerous unintended consequence: We get
trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge
or broaden our worldview. 
Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove
to be bad for us and bad for democracy.


Don't Eat the Marshmallow (5:58) 
Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification — and
how it can predict future success.  With priceless video of kids trying their hardest
not to eat the marshmallow.


Got a wicked problem, first tell me how you make toast (9:01)
Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the
process, step by step.
  Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they
make toast, because the process reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve
our biggest, most complicated problems at work.  Learn how to run this exercise
yourself, and hear Wujec’s surprising insights from watching thousands of people
draw toast.


Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator (14:03)
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able
to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious
and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia
rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder
about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.


What Your Data Reveals About You (20:38)                                                                                     10/08/2016
Does what you share online reveal more than you think?  Discover what your personal
data says about you with these insightful talks with 
reporter Glenn Greenwald.


Why We Need Strangeness (8:00)
In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even
realizing it, we're barricading ourselves against strangeness — people and ideas that
don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we've
already been.
Maria Bezaitis makes a bold call for technology to deliver us to what
and who we need, even if it's unfamiliar and strange.