Monday Odds And Ends

By SuperSpy 

– African farmers who shun Western culture demonstrate widespread recognition of three basic emotions in music. (link)

– How one tweet ruined one man’s job opportunities. You have been warned. (link)


– Study: As of December 2008, 11% of online American adults said they used a service like Twitter or another service that allowed them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others. (link)

– Behavioral economist Dan Ariely gives a fantastic 15 minute TED lecture on the psychology of cheating that explores numerous fascinating and counter-intuitive influences on how we bend the truth for personal benefit. (link)

– Sweden won’t save Saab. (link)

– “It is easy to forget how close we remain to the prehistoric men and women who first found beauty in the world…” (link)

Robert J. Coen, steps down from his post as the lead forecaster at a unit of the Interpublic Group of Companies. (link)

– Is the Resident Evil 5 ad and game racist? (link)

– Two interesting data points have popped up that are pointing towards a radical change in music acquisition and listening habits. (link)

– Study: Ad agencies are more optimistic than marketers for short-term. (link)

– Complex magazine wants you to know that Kayne West is the most influential brand in the universe. Yeah. You sure about that? (link)