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Maria Wolters
Works at School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Attended Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn
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Today at HCI Korea - a snapshot from the development of Help4Mood
Help4Mood is a system for supporting people with depression in the Community. In this talk, which was presented at the HCI Korea 2015 Invited Papers session (CHI Premier) on eHealth, we discuss a series of four case studies where we deployed a near final prototype of Help4Mood and the lessons learned.
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What really happened to Stonehenge, and the amazing secret behind the prehistory of Angry Birds:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150328476735547&set=a.470231975546.252536.608010546&type=1&theater

via (I think +Craig Nicol ) on Facebook
Facebook ist ein soziales Netzwerk, das Menschen mit ihren Freunden, Arbeitskollegen, Kommilitonen und anderen Mitmenschen verbindet. Nutzer verwenden Facebook, um mit ihren Freunden in Verbindung zu...
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My husband's email signature: "Old MacDonald had a farm — e i e i o — and on that farm he had an outbreak of mutated foot-and-mouth that eventually turned all mankind into zombies." Did I mention I love my husband's sense of humour?
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...e i e i o! I like your husband's sense of humor, too.
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Does anybody have access to the original report that this news item is based on? I'd like to have a more detailed look at the data reporting and the sampling method.
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40% of consumers prefer health reminders/info via text.
http://www.govhealthit.com/news/do-patients-really-use-smartphone-health-apps
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One for +Miles Osborne
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The birth of Angry Birds.
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hybrid vigor! $$$$$
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This is a great overview of the sheer variety of fruit and veg options open to you.
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English footballer Stan Collymore is on a mission at the moment - he tweets and writes about his own depression. This column is excellent (via Quinonostante on Twitter). It explains how people who are mulling over taking their own life might rationalise what they are about to do:

"The words weak and selfish are always bandied about when people talk about suicide and nothing makes me more angry.

The notion that somebody going through that is weak could not be further from the truth.

The mind can change so quickly from dark to clear that it simply becomes a practical solution to a practical issue.

In my darkest hours, I thought about my beautiful daughter, my mum and the rest of my family.

But I decided it would be short-term pain, that they would grieve but eventually start to celebrate my life and laugh and joke about me."

People may even think they do their loved ones a favour by removing themselves from their lives - to be replaced by a better parent, spouse, friend.

But what they don't realise that this is the disease twisting their reasoning. Once they have come out at the other side and regained a measure of health, they will see how ludicrous those thought processes were. But when you are in there, really deep, you can't see the wood for the trees.

(If this strikes a chord with you, and you are thinking about killing yourself, PLEASE talk it over with somebody first, be it via phone or email - in particular if you think "oh shut up, you idiot, I know that my family would REALLY be better off without me". In the UK, for example, you can contact the Samaritans. Or google "suicide prevention" in your native language.)
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I've recently updated my Librarything book catalogue - very handy if you have too many books, like I do! Who else is on Librarything or Goodreads?
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Hello, I've been on LibraryThing for a few years, and still haven't got all my books catalogued. Just checked now, and have 1008 books referenced.
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The last sunrise between the twin towers.
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SpiegelOnline veröffentlicht heute auf einestages, der Webseite für Zeitgeschichten, eine Auswahl der Fotos, die ich 2001 in New York gemacht habe und "Meine Woche im September 2001" als Zeitzeugenbericht: "Der letzte Sonnenaufgang zwischen den Türmen".

Sie weisen auch auf die heutige Eröffnung der Fotoausstellung hin (13.08.-03.10., Patton Stiftung: Sustainable Trust, Saargemünder Straße 70, 66119 Saarbrücken) und verlinken die Sonderseite "Wo warst Du am 11. September?" Anmerkung: Diese Seite betreibe ich nicht nur bis zum 11. September, wie SpiegelOnline schreibt, sondern ohne zeitliche Befristung. Es sind schon viele Erinnerungen und ich hoffe, es werden noch viel mehr.
http://september-2001.net/wo-warst-du-am-11-september/
http://september-2001.net/2011/07/26/vernissage-am-13-august-um-18-uhr/
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Er kam, um Urlaub zu machen - und erlebte ein Inferno. Im September 2001 besuchte Reinhard Karger seinen Bruder in New York. Als er eines Morgens für eine Zigarettenpause nach draußen trat, fand er si...
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Another round in Bishop vs. Greenfield - and Dorothy pwns again, this time a would-be chivalrous defender of the lovely Baroness.

This blog post could easily be used in neuropsychology classes as an example of how not to reason about autistic spectrum disorder.
Susan Greenfield and autistic spectrum disorder: was she misrepresented? I have had many emails in response to my open letter to Baroness Greenfield. All but one have been approving. The one exception...
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Very true :)
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:D :D :D
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Haha! I think my experience of scientists were either the very humble, the very narcissistic, or the very 'imposter syndrome'. That was at Cambridge, perhaps typical of Cambridge, atypical of the rest of the Universe.
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Speech & language technology, human-computer interaction, eHealth & telecare. Always look on the bright side of life.
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I am a speech scientist who works on the intersection of eHealth, telecare, and voice interfaces. In previous lives, I have been a  computational linguist and a clinical phonetician. 

I enjoy everything to do with languages (that's actually why I became a linguist). I speak English, my French is rusty, my Spanish is mostly passive, and I am learning Gaelic and Korean and fascinated by Chinese characters.

I read widely, mostly non-fiction, and enjoy long conversations. 
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  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn
    Informatik / Kommunikationsforschung und Phonetik, 1992 - 2000
  • Franz-Meyers Gymnasium Giesenkirchen
    1984 - 1992
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