Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Patt Morrison for Thurs 8/6/09 - JON BEAUPRE IS GUEST HOST


Thursday, August 6, 2009

1-3 p.m.






1:00 – 1:30

How do Organizations Deal with the Twitter/Facebook Phenomenon?

The stories of the promises and perils of the various social networking services now available to the general public come fast and furious these days:  just this week, the Department of Defense has started an effort to establish a military-wide policy on the use of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, and the San Diego Chargers fined a cornerback for Tweeting his complaints about the quality of food at the Chargers training camp.  Can large organizations, from sports franchises to the military and Fortune 500 companies, control the new social networking phenomenon?



Jack Holt, senior strategist for emerging media in the Department of Defense


  • The Defense Department has begun a military-wide review process to create a policy for use of social networking resources, such as Twitter and Facebook.



BJ Fogg, founder & director of the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab; also teaches social network classes at Stanford


  • Fogg studies the persuasive nature of technology, from social networking to texting with cell phones; he also has done extensive research and writing on the psychology of Facebook and social networking users.


1:30 - 1:40




1:40 – 2:00

Waiting to Collide: Giant Particle Accelerator has Problems

The Large Hadron Collider, the biggest, most expensive physics machine in the world, isn’t working as planned. Thousands of bad electrical connections are leading to a delay in research projects, among other frustrations.  What was the physics community hoping to achieve with the help of the LHC, what are the implications of the delay, and when can we expect it to run properly?



Maria Spiropulu, Associate Professor of Physics, Caltech. She is currently in Switzerland, working on a project at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) outside Geneva, Switzerland, on the Large Hadron Collider.

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2:00 – 2:30




2:30 – 3:00

The Liar in Your Life

When getting to know someone you tell an average of three lies every ten minutes. Don’t believe me? Why would I lie? Today we talk about the evolution and effects of deception with Robert Feldman, author of “The Liar in Your Life: The Way to Truthful Relationships



Robert Feldman, Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science and the author of “The Liar in Your Life: The Way to Truthful Relationships”




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