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She told me she’d spent most of the summer hanging out alone in her room with her phone. That’s just the way her generation is, she said. “We didn’t have a choice to know any life without iPads or iPhones. I think we like our phones more than we like actual people.”
The biggest difference between the Millennials and their predecessors was in how they viewed the world; teens today differ from the Millennials not just in their views but in how they spend their time. The experiences they have every day are radically different from those of the generation that came of age just a few years before them.
the clearer it became that theirs is a generation shaped by the smartphone and by the concomitant rise of social media. I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation are growing up with smartphones, have an Instagram account before they start high school, and do not remember a time before the internet
The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health.
More comfortable in their bedrooms than in a car or at a party, today’s teens are physically safer than teens have ever been. They’re markedly less likely to get into a car accident and, having less of a taste for alcohol than their predecessors, are less susceptible to drinking’s attendant ills.
Psychologically, however, they are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones.
There is compelling evidence that the devices we’ve placed in young people’s hands are having profound effects on their lives—and making them seriously unhappy.
But the allure of independence, so powerful to previous generations, holds less sway over today’s teens, who are less likely to leave the house without their parents. The shift is stunning: 12th-graders in 2015 were going out less often than eighth-graders did as recently as 2009.
But iGen teens aren’t working (or managing their own money) as much. In the late 1970s, 77 percent of high-school seniors worked for pay during the school year; by the mid-2010s, only 55 percent did. The number of eighth-graders who work for pay has been cut in half. These declines accelerated during the Great Recession, but teen employment has not bounced back, even though job availability has.
In an information economy that rewards higher education more than early work history, parents may be inclined to encourage their kids to stay home and study rather than to get a part-time job.
“I’ve seen my friends with their families—they don’t talk to them,” Athena told me. “They just say ‘Okay, okay, whatever’ while they’re on their phones. They don’t pay attention to their family.” Like her peers, Athena is an expert at tuning out her parents so she can focus on her phone. She spent much of her summer keeping up with friends, but nearly all of it was over text or Snapchat. “I’ve been on my phone more than I’ve been with actual people,” she said. “My bed has, like, an imprint of my body.”
Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy, and those who spend more time than average on nonscreen activities are more likely to be happy.
Put down the phone, turn off the laptop, and do something—anything—that does not involve a screen.
Teens who visit social-networking sites every day but see their friends in person less frequently are the most likely to agree with the statements “A lot of times I feel lonely,” “I often feel left out of things,” and “I often wish I had more good friends.” Teens’ feelings of loneliness spiked in 2013 and have remained high since.
So is depression. Once again, the effect of screen activities is unmistakable: The more time teens spend looking at screens, the more likely they are to report symptoms of depression
These more dire consequences for teenage girls could also be rooted in the fact that they’re more likely to experience cyberbullying. Boys tend to bully one another physically, while girls are more likely to do so by undermining a victim’s social status or relationships. Social media give middle- and high-school girls a platform on which to carry out the style of aggression they favor, ostracizing and excluding other girls around the clock.
To me, however, the flaming cellphone wasn’t the only surprising aspect of the story. Why, I wondered, would anyone sleep with her phone beside her in bed? It’s not as though you can surf the web while you’re sleeping. And who could slumber deeply inches from a buzzing phone?
Their phone was the last thing they saw before they went to sleep and the first thing they saw when they woke up. If they woke in the middle of the night, they often ended up looking at their phone
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Every day, the average computer user signs on to half a dozen applications. These include email, instant messenger, intranet, and many other 3rd party applications. The time it takes to login to the applications every day adds up, not to mention the headache caused when the tipping point of login/password credentials memorization is reached. This is where Single Sign-On can make life easier – a convenient way to access all applications using only one login credential.
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You're most likely following the rise of business automation in the marketplace. Companies are investing in automation technology as a good, preventive measure that will enable them to cut operating costs and increase productivity with a streamlined workforce. Ounces of automation are beginning to be incorporated into ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) business software systems, helping users manage their limited time and ever-increasing decision cycles more effectively. Our work processes may be changing, but our ultimate goal does not. The ultimate goal is still customer satisfaction.
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When working with XML, HTML is typically the display mechanism for an XML document. However, XML can also be used as a Data Island and embedded directly in an HTML document. These XML Data Islands load ML documents using a tag by accessing them though client-side / server-side scripting. Typically, JavaScript is used to call and display XML Data Islands.
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With new opportunities around every corner, organizations are jumping onto the mobility bandwagon to execute new mobile app initiatives that leverage today’s faster connections and expanded bandwidth. Mobile technology is proving to be one of the most promising areas for Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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The evolution of SharePoint exemplifies Microsoft’s vision of digital transformation – empowered employees, engaged customers, optimized operation, and transformed products – with a “cloud first, mobile first” approach that is coaxing customers off in-house servers and onto cloud architecture.
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In terms of business intelligence (BI), siloed data is useless until shared across the enterprise to form intelligent insight that drives more informed decisions. The ability to generate these more accurate and timely determinations is what makes today’s companies successful. But creating a data-driven culture is not easy.
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Microsoft has brought to selves some superb Business Intelligence features in SharePoint 2010. A few of them are the newly added, whereas others are the updated ones. However, through this article, we will get to know about those four most crucial feats that have been built-in SharePoint to improve productivity such as:
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