Researchers claim to identify risk-factors for video game addicts

New research from the University of Missouri indicates escapism, social interaction and rewards fuel problematic video-game use among “very casual” to “hardcore” adult gamers. Understanding individual motives that contribute to unhealthy game play could help counselors identify and treat individuals addicted to video games.

Could news badges help promote Google+?

In its quest to make the web more social, Google has launched "News Badges" to rewards users for reading and sharing links from Google News.