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Virtual Happines Project
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The presentation at the PicNic Conference ''08 in Amsterdam.

The presentation at the PicNic Conference ''08 in Amsterdam.

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  • 1. The Virtual Happiness Project Jim Stolze @ PicNic ‘08 www.virtualhappiness.org
  • 2. 2 observations 1 announcement
  • 3. #1 Happiness? [observation]
  • 4. “Happiness is good health and bad memory” Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)
  • 5.  medicine  nobel prize  happiness research
  • 6. 50 years research
  • 7. Happiness is not about being in good health winning the lottery having power living in a good neighbourhood
  • 8. the difference
  • 9. social factor
  • 10. interact
  • 11. #2 Internet Usage [observation]
  • 12. no surprise
  • 13. We sing, we argue, we laugh and we talk...
  • 14. We sing, we argue, we laugh, we talk we dream, we love, and we turn strangers into friends.
  • 15. We sing, we argue, we share, we talk, we dream, we love, and turn strangers into good friends. Just like our ancestors did by their campfires.
  • 16. Except, we don’t live in the age of Kumbaya anymore.
  • 17. Global Campfire
  • 18. Shaping our minds and driving social interaction.
  • 19. #1 Happiness + #2 Internet Usage
  • 20. We are a social species and need to interact to feel happy and because it's lack of boundaries the internet has become a popular place to do this.
  • 21. So... Does this mean that being online, makes you feel happier?
  • 22. So... Do all these bits and bytes create a thing called
  • 23. Virtual Happiness
  • 24. Virtual Happiness Project - hypothesis - global survey - two experiments
  • 25. measurable
  • 26. And if we find a correlation between spending time online and feelings of happiness. How is this related to things like: - information stress - friendship inflation - continious partial apttention?
  • 27. Continious Partial Attention?
  • 28. Many questions...
  • 29. February 2009
  • 30. Survey www.virtualhappiness.org
  • 31. Happy PicNic!
  • 32. Thank you JimStolze@gmail.com www.virtualhappiness.org

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