A phonetic description of the annoying sounds teen(ager)s make and a linguistic dissection of 7/seven annoying teen(age) sounds.Submitted by ant on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 2:56pm. Art/Design | Audio | Communication | Funny Videos/Animations | History | Personal | Reading Materials | Religion/Culture | Sight Seeings
VideoSift shared an amusing one minute and 42 seconds YouTube video showing "a phonetic description of annoying sounds teenagers make -- This is what linguistics was invented for: so we could give precise phonetic descriptions of those rude sounds adolescents make. This accompanies the article, "A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds".
Pew Internet has a few reports showing that "Teens are sharing more info(rmation) about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data ..."
TV.com assembled a day-by-look at the overall schedule for Americans' television/TV autumn/fall 2013 to compare what goes against what, and made a few predictions with regard to how things will shake out.
Too much/many hates in this world.
Boing Boing shared The Washington Post with very short Flash audio clips -- "Words that last ... identified 23 'ultraconserved words' that have remained largely unchanged for 15,000 years. Words that sound and mean the same thing in different languages are called 'cognates'. These are five words that have cognates in at least four of the seven Eurasiatic language families..."
A Contactually blog reports "Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Faster ... Engineers at Contactually, a referral marketing platform, recently analyzed over 100 million email conversations and determined that being negative actually is helpful when it comes to email. On average, negative people tend to reply to emails 36% faster than their positive, bubbly colleagues..."