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Do We Know How Depressed People Use the Internet? | World of Psychology

The claim: after a single study (which we reported on back in May), computer scientists now know how people with depression spend time online.

From that knowledge, the researchers suggest we could design some sort of intrusive, spying app on your computer, iPad or smartphone to let you (or Big Brother, in whatever form — college administrators, your parents, or big data mining companies working for advertisers) know when you’re surfing in a “depressive” pattern.

Are the researchers over-generalizing from their data, or do we really know how people use the Internet when they’re depressed?

Let’s find out…

via Do We Know How Depressed People Use the Internet? | World of Psychology.


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This entry was posted on June 19, 2012 by in Apps, Depression, Science and tagged , , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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