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+Yana Weinstein This is such an interesting concept. It would be worthwhile, I think, for this to be researched in regards to mental health and aging. For example, the article states that mind-wandering is mostly associated with negative moods, and therefore may be more frequent in those with depression/depressive mood states. What are your thoughts?
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Can you turn a Red Bull can into a butterfly in 20 seconds?

A friend of mine made this little animation that shows a Red Bull can transforming from a caterpillar into a butterfly. The link takes you to the video, and it only last 20 seconds. It's a competition, so if you like it, please give it a thumbs up on the website. Thanks for your attention!

http://canimation.redbull.co.uk/gallery#32137021
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itz earth for snake :D
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Communities on Google+

A few days ago I posted about my experience of building the knitting community on Google+ (here's the post if you missed it: https://plus.google.com/104527616393300959037/posts/4YsBFMgN3gJ). Since then, I've come across a few more communities built on the same model.

+Jamie Cai suggested that it would be useful to keep a centralized list of these communities. With that in mind, I've created another Google Spreadsheet where I've entered the details of all the communities I'm aware of.

Find the spreadsheet here: http://tinyurl.com/gpluscommunities

I've made this spreadsheet editable by anyone with the link, so you can go ahead and start adding information without having to go through me. Also, if you think of an extra piece of information that should be recorded for each community, you can add that in, too. For my part, I'll keep monitoring the spreadsheet to make sure the information is accurate.

+Trey Ratcliff +Lesley Scott +Katy Ereira +Evelyn Lamprey +Rich Tennant - I've added your communities (but Rich, I couldn't find the link to your database - only the form).

Any comments or suggestions - please let me know!
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thank you so much baby
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Gender Ratio on Google+: A Random Sample Study

Various sources have quoted different statistics about the gender distribution of Google+ early adopters. Early reports cited a staggering proportion of males, but +Paul Allen's latest research is showing a steady increase in female profiles.

To avoid a lengthy introduction, I'd like to direct you to the post where he lays out his findings: https://plus.google.com/117388252776312694644/posts/PhNChsw1wQz#117388252776312694644/posts/PhNChsw1wQz. Briefly, though, he claims that Google+ has jumped from 23% to 34% female in the past couple of weeks.

However, the inquisitive pseudo-scientist in me wasn't convinced, so I decided to do my own experiment. Here's what I did.

I went to Random Name Generator (http://www.kleimo.com/random/name.cfm) and generated lists of male and female names, in equal numbers. I used the lowest "obscurity factor" to generate the most common names. I then entered each name one by one into the Google+ profile search, and found that it took 335 random sampling attempts to get to a sample of 100 Google+ profiles. I then counted how many of those were female (all had their gender listed). The results are in the pie chart below, and look much more in line with the original pessimistic reports.
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surely they should use a larger sample size!?
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Help build a huge semantic network!

Another fun experiment (word game) that will only take 5 minutes of your time:

http://www.smallworldofwords.com/tests/
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I doubt that joe average knows 40,000 words
I'm a logphile
and I would be surprised if I knew that many
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Is graduate school education, or a job?

We're having a debate about graduate school salaries on another post (https://plus.google.com/103773811230107801448/posts/1o4ruMrBeBp) so I wanted to do a quick poll. This is open to anyone, regardless of whether you've been to grad school - but if you have (or haven't), feel free to post your specific experiences and opinions in a comment. But first, click +1 on "education" or "a job" - or both, if you really think it's both!
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I think it is supposed to be an education, but universities often treat grad students as slave labor, and grad students put up with it when they shouldn't.
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Database of Knitters on Google+: READY!

Thank you, everyone, for your input. Please go to the link below and fill out the form!

To add yourself to the database:

http://tinyurl.com/gplusknittersform

To view the database:

http://tinyurl.com/gplusknitters

I have made this post Public so that it can be seen by all who access my profile (sorry again, non-knitters).

Re-sharing: Please, please re-share widely but Disable Comments. This will direct all the comments to this original post, and will help me immensely to keep up with any bugs/issues/requests. Thank you!
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This is great. What a wonderful way to stay in touch and share.
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According to http://socialstatistics.com/, the current ratio of males to females on Google+ is 7:1.
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(not to be a downer, but it kinda is. lol) Long distance SnBs in hangouts would be cool though. ;)
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Oh, and because it is html based, embedding javascript into pages to extend the functionality is also very easy.
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Playing with data.
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The other Yana Weinstein is a singer. I'm a scientist.

If I've spontaneously added you to my circles and we don't know each other, it's for one of the following reasons:

1) You're a potential colleague, in the broadest sense (anything to do with data analysis or psychology research).

2) You're a knitter. Note: my ravelry name is sparklya. Also, please see this post about the knitters' database:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/104527616393300959037/posts/EtCvTEafZWC

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Lived in a few countries, learnt a few languages, got a phd, knit some things, wrote a textbook.
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  • University College London
    PhD Cognitive Psychology, 2009
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