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Pokemon Go Mania: Is the Game already over?

It was early summer, just a few months ago. Millions of people around the world were chasing virtual Pokemon with their smartphones. It appeared to be the beginning of an incredible new social trend destined to leave a long trail behind it.

Instead, it has shown to be just a short and fleeting summer fad. At least according to the latest data released by three analysis companies, Sensor Tower, SurveyMonkey and Apptopia, who recently revealed a sharp dive in the virtual game. According to their analysis, since August there has been a decrease in active users and in downloads of the Pokemon Go app, compared with the initial boom after its launch. Even the average time spent on the game and game shares have declined sharply.

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Online Gaming: the 4 main threats

A recent report from Kaspersky Lab, one of the worlds largest companies in information security solutions and antivirus software, identified a number of threats and dangers for those who love to play online, in particular from their smartphones and tablets.

Regardless of any habits and precautions taken, it is very important to know the risks associated with online gaming.

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Living happy and sane with smartphones and tablets: 5 digital detox essentials

What is a digital detox?

A digital detox is a conscious dettachment from the digital world.

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The Social Isolation of the Hikikomori: Voluntarily Imprisoned and Glued to the Screens

The Social Isolation of the Hikikomori: Voluntarily Imprisoned and Glued to the Screens

There has been an alarming rise in the hikikomori. Originating in Japan, it is a...

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The 7 deadly sins of social networks

The 7 deadly sins of social networks

Let me tell you a little anecdote, one perhaps not known to many. A few years ag...

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Cell-phone dependence: Levels of daily use revealed

Cell-phone dependence: Levels of daily use revealed

Are you addicted on your cell phone ? If you answered no, maybe you should think a...

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Violent Media, Children, and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Role of Genes

Violent Media, Children, and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Role of Genes

One of the factors that might influence the differences found in children's cons...

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Is Wikipedia the New Encyclopedia of Post-modern Times?

Is Wikipedia the New Encyclopedia of Post-modern Times?

Nathaniel Tkacz. Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness . University of Chicago Pre...

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The Family: the Invisible Factor

The Family: the Invisible Factor

That the family is a key piece in the building up of society has been an axiom tha...

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The Image of Fatherhood in 100 Movies

 The Image of Fatherhood in 100 Movies

We are happy to announce the presentation of a soon-to-be-published book that ga...

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What’s left of the Father Figure?

What’s left of the Father Figure?

One of the questions we can’t afford to ignore is what remains of fathers in tod...

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Helping Parents to Deal with Adolescent Children

Helping Parents to Deal with Adolescent Children

Many parents see the stage of adolescence as a period of uncertainty and anxiety...

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5 Books for Young People That Never Go Out of Style

5 Books for Young People That Never Go Out of Style

Reading a good book broadens the mind, makes us grow; it is like meeting a new t...

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Letter from a husband to his wife

Letter from a husband to his wife

YOUR BODY ENCHANTS ME

My beloved bride:

I truly wish you knew how much I love your...

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Mom, no photos of me on Facebook! Revealing research into the use of internet and social media in the family

Mom, no photos of me on Facebook! Revealing research into the use of internet and social media in the family

"Please, Mom, don’t post vacation photos that include me" or "Dad, stop talking ...

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Publications and Documents

pdf-icoMessage of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 49th World Communications Day
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pdf-icoThe love that brings new life into the world” – Rabbi Sacks on the institution of marriage.
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pdf-icoIt’s a synod on the family, remember?
Divorce, annulments, and contraception certainly have their impact on family life, but surely it is a negative one.

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pdf-icoCreative Language: Decoding, Reframing and Defending Concepts of Human Identity
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pdf-icoFamily or Families?
Towards a better understanding of Humanization and Generativity
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pdf-icoSocial Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.
Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the 47th World Communications Day
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pdf-icoThe Familiaris consortio (On the role of the Christian Family in the Modern World) thirty years later
Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna. Bologna, AMBER Association, 22 January 2012.
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pdf-icoFamily relationships, how they are presented in the media, and virtual relationshipsNorberto González Gaitano (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross).Giovanni Spadolini’s Hall. Senate of the Italian Republic.International Day of the Family, May 13, 2011.
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pdf-icoThe secret of brands. What’s hidden behind the communication of fashion: real needs or only emotive suggestions?The new edition of What’s left of the media by Gianfranco Bettetini and Armando Fumagalli (Quel che resta dei media; Franco Angeli, Milan) has recently hit bookstores.
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giovanni_paolo_ii_50_50Message of John Paul II for the 38th World Communications Day (2004)
"The Media and the Family: A Risk and a Richness ."
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giovanni_paolo_ii_50_50Message of Benedict XVI for the 43rd World Communications Day (2009)
"New Technologies, New Relationships. Promoting a Culture of Respect, Dialogue and Friendship."
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