Archive for the 'empathy' Category

How Social is Social Media?

Oct 24 2010 Published by neilgains under empathy

“There are already people who instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.” - Alfred Guinon

I really enjoyed watching The Social Network this afternoon, which manages to make a geeky story very interesting by focusing on the paradox that Mark Zuckerberg creates a social network although he is himself socially inadequate.   Read more »

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Empathy, Identity and Word of Mouth

Oct 05 2010 Published by neilgains under empathy

“My object all sublime, I shall achieve in time, To let the punishment fit the crime.”  - W.S.Gilbert (The Mikado)

“One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.”  - Joseph Stalin

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How do you feel, Homo Empathicus?

Jun 09 2010 Published by admin under empathy

An obscure laboratory experiment in 1958, set the scene for a new awakening in consciousness for mankind. Harry Harlow showed that infant monkeys preferred to nestle up to a soft cloth surrogate mother model, rather than a wire mesh lactating mode.  Certainly man cannot live by milk alone, he concluded.

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