The IKEA effect says ‘that labour alone can be sufficient to induce greater liking for the fruits of one’s labour’.
The IKEA effect is caked in myth, but the phenomenon of consumers valuing their own efforts is proven and potent.
No matter how innocent you think it is, what you type into search engines can shape how the internet behaves.
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It's not your intent that matters when you're considering your online behaviour – it's the consequences that create the impact.
Homeschooling is legal in Australia and thousands of families are doing it.
Around 20,000 Australian children are being homeschooled. Some parents do so because their child has a disability. Others may disagree with traditional schooling methods or the social environment.
Who’s the boss in a smart home?
Smart home technology promises to make our lives easier, but how much control do we want this tech to have over our lives? And do we really trust it?
The Coalition made some major promises in the 2016 election. Has it delivered?
The Coalition has had longer than a three year cycle to make some changes to education. But since the 2016 election, what has it actually done? And what is Labor proposing?
Lime is working on ways to overcome the problem of ‘helmet churn’ on its e-scooters.
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Every day, e-scooters and helmets are put out together, but some people ride without helmets and at the end of each day helmets are missing. So what can be done to ensure safe riding behaviour?
The popularity of category killers explains in large part the stagnant sales and talk of store closures throughout the department store segment.
Big W store closures signal deeper problems for the discount department store sector.
Frydenberg may claim education is critical to the prosperity of our country, but his budget does not reflect this.
The government has delivered a pretty disappointing budget for education, with no secure funding for early childhood education and a recycled commitment of $300 for schools.
Mark Zuckerberg has been asked before to fix how Facebook is used by others for no good, now he wants others to help find solutions.
The Facebook boss's calls for outside help to draft new rules on what is acceptable behaviour online should be welcomed. So what's his next step?
TikTok is a music and video sharing app – and it’s huge.
TikTok allows users to create and share short videos with music – there's a lot of lip synching.
The Walker Brothers performing in 1965.
The music of Scott Walker was central to the Golden Age of songwriters. It has inspired a multitude since, from David Bowie to Thom Yorke.
Many younger people are politically engaged. We saw this in the recent student-led protests on climate change policy.
People under 18 can leave school, get a job, drive a car and pay taxes. Should they be allowed to vote too?
Australian journalists often use Twitter to comment on the issues of the day.
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A new study looking at the social media interactions of Australian political journalists finds that they are often talking among themselves.
Unconventional gas wells are being approved in their thousands across Australia.
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Gas mining is expanding across Australia, and has been touted as part of the answer to cutting emissions. But there is evidence that this rollout will pose significant health and environmental risks.
Livestream on Facebook isn’t just a tool for sharing violence – it has many popular social and political uses.
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It's time for social media platforms to be more open about how livestreaming works, how it is moderated, and what should happen if or when the rules break down.
Technology aside, we humans are still suckers for a good story.
It seems while the world has changed enormously since the industrial revolution, we haven't: we still love stories. And there's something sweet, and very human, about that.
The National Library of Australia recently launched the Australian Web Archive - a historical record of Australian web content.
The National Library of Australia's web archive preserves online Australian content dating back to 1996. The next step is to archive platforms such as Facebook and Twitter - but it won't be easy.
CRISPR is a gene editing tool that can create permanent changes in the human genome.
Four months ago a researcher claimed he had used the tool CRISPR to edit the genomes of twin girls. Now prominent researchers and ethicists are calling for a temporary halt to this sort of work.
Although WhatsApp is described as en encrypted messaging service, it’s not as secure as you might think.
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Facebook seems to be shifting its focus more towards privacy. But this might have some unexpected repercussions, as highlighted by recent research on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
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