5 ways how the Internet
     can make us happier...
                   Jim Stolze - Virtual Happiness
                    ...
Could you live
          without the internet?
                   And what would you do?
   Jim Stolze
@ TED University
Fe...
“With no internet?
                   I’d have to open a
                      restaurant...”
                          Se...
“If I couldn’t surf the web,
                   I’d surf the waves of
                          Maui.”
                   ...
Week 1

                         
                      Funny / Strange / Adopting
   Jim Stolze
@ TED University
Februar...
Week 2

                          
                       Difficult / Angry / Regret
   Jim Stolze
@ TED University
Febru...
Week 3

                        
                       Piece of mind / Focus
   Jim Stolze
@ TED University
February 6, ...
Week 4

                        
                       Unsure / What’s next?
   Jim Stolze
@ TED University
February 6, ...
Why?

   Jim Stolze
@ TED University
February 6, 2009
Long Beach, CA
Internet Usage
             & Happiness
                   www.virtualhappiness.org
   Jim Stolze
@ TED University
Februar...
Internet user Yes - No
Benefits vs
                   Disadvantages
                                  
                              vs
   Jim ...

being                  doing              surfing

                               [positive]            [positive]
       ...
continious
                                partial
multitasking                   attention
               productivity


...
5 ways how the Internet
     can make us happier...
                   Just a random selection of our 50!
   Jim Stolze
@ ...
#1: Don’t take your
blackberry into the
     bedroom

1
#2: Accept that there
 is more information
  than you can read!

2
Results: 3,140,000,000 for information!
#3: Rely on social
       filters more

3
#4: Know the
difference between
online and offline

4
#5: Charge 1 ct for
    each e-mail!

5
- Forces us to think before we hit ‘send’
- We’ll gain 1,5 hours productivity a day
- ISP have a reasonable business model...
SPAM!

5
The End

                      www.virtualhappiness.org
                     http://twitter.com/jimstolze
   Jim Stolze
@ ...
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5 ways the internet can make us happier

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  • TRUSTlibrary.org are looking to open up 50 shops across the uk with a
    registered charity to give away FREE books and I was hoping someone you
    know might be interested in this?

    Just created http://www.WEBiversity.org which may be of use to
    your students (would love to collaborate on this with others too:)

    I am trying to get in contact with the best person to see if Student
    Unions across the country could be interested in running some of the 50
    high street shops that we could end up managing! It would be great to
    work with you to get the students to volunteer to run the shops so we
    can give free books away (in exchange for donations:). This could easily
    lead on to a permanent thing were we could then expand to provide drinks
    or other services in the locations too!

    We are looking for..
    Volunteers to run individual shops across the country
    Unwanted books (other items) to give away
    Logisitcs to deliver the goods to the shops
    More empty locations to create free trust libraries.
    Funding of course to purchase many books off charity shops.


    Below is the generic email with more details (please forward this on)...

    http://www.TRUSTlibrary.org enhance your work by creatinge 50 free Trust
    Libraries in high street shops across the country with you (we are
    working with a registered charity)? This will provide great outreach
    opportunities...
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TED University (Jim Stolze)

  1. 1. 5 ways how the Internet can make us happier... Jim Stolze - Virtual Happiness Amsterdam, The Netherlands TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  2. 2. Could you live without the internet? And what would you do? Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  3. 3. “With no internet? I’d have to open a restaurant...” Seth Godin Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  4. 4. “If I couldn’t surf the web, I’d surf the waves of Maui.” TED-ster Tim Bratton Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  5. 5. Week 1  Funny / Strange / Adopting Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  6. 6. Week 2  Difficult / Angry / Regret Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  7. 7. Week 3  Piece of mind / Focus Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  8. 8. Week 4  Unsure / What’s next? Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  9. 9. Why? Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  10. 10. Internet Usage & Happiness www.virtualhappiness.org Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  11. 11. Internet user Yes - No
  12. 12. Benefits vs Disadvantages   vs Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  13. 13.
  14. 14. being doing surfing [positive] [positive] [positive]  joy w.i.l.f.-ing optimistic flow productivity tools being in control social interaction social networks extravert  loneliness lurking introvert stress overload feeling of no control  acting grumpy cyberbullying depression [negative] [negative] [negative]
  15. 15. continious partial multitasking attention productivity   content information overload explosion stress
  16. 16. 5 ways how the Internet can make us happier... Just a random selection of our 50! Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
  17. 17. #1: Don’t take your blackberry into the bedroom 1
  18. 18. #2: Accept that there is more information than you can read! 2
  19. 19. Results: 3,140,000,000 for information!
  20. 20. #3: Rely on social filters more 3
  21. 21. #4: Know the difference between online and offline 4
  22. 22. #5: Charge 1 ct for each e-mail! 5
  23. 23. - Forces us to think before we hit ‘send’ - We’ll gain 1,5 hours productivity a day - ISP have a reasonable business model - Average household can afford easily 20cts - And the best reason of all... 5
  24. 24. SPAM! 5
  25. 25. The End www.virtualhappiness.org http://twitter.com/jimstolze Jim Stolze @ TED University February 6, 2009 Long Beach, CA
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