About me and my blog

I am a psychoanalyst. Since 2007, me and a group of my like-minded friends got involved in the project developing a model of the human psyche based on user internet activity.
 

Initially, the project was tailored to the purpose of therapy, but soon after it migrated to the IT and related areas – web resources personalization, gamedevelopment, bigdata (obtained results became instrumental in the development of artificial intelligence technology since 2013).
 
It so happened that our solutions were all conceived as B2B and we lucked out to rub elbows with PTBs (up to some vice presidents and CEOs), and worked with lots of major companies (except – surprisingly – the mighty FB) and a large number of medium and small ones. Therefore, I can see the Internet phenomena both with the eyes of the user, and the ones of the product developer. And further still, I can understand and explain the obvious – from the psychoanalyst’s point of view – reasons for the failure of certain decisions and the ones for the success of others. It may sound presumptuous, but I am ready to debate. )
 
But first and foremost, here I blog about the model of the psyche, the problems it can solve, and also on the psychological needs of users and on managing their behavior.

User manipulation markers

Me and my colleagues were analyzing a large data set on the user behavior of a whole linguistic-cultural group the other day. We were identifying the changes in the priority objects in processes of gratifying the needs. Kinda like at first everyone wanted to eat and were looking at food pictures and now the majority wants sex, so they’re downloading porn).
So we’ve found an interesting phenomenon…

19 Dec 15

Author
Alex

Category

Big Data
My Analysis
Needs

On Aggression In Comments And Online Chats

I’d like to share my opinion on certain aspect of aggression. Namely – on verbal abuse in the comments and online chatting. Trolls deserve their own personal article. Now I refer only to direct verbal aggression – bashing, bullying, insults, threatening the discussers.

22 Aug 15

Author
Alex

Category

Needs

On Aggression And Forms Of Its Discharge

‘Aggression on the Internet’ is a broad topic. In today’s entry I’ll try to share my thoughts about the direct and indirect forms of its discharge as well as the importance of providing the right channels of discharge of aggression for your community.

17 Feb 15

Author
Alex

Category

Needs

On Needs Gratification On The Internet

Internet surfing fits the profile of needs which get unsatisfied in real life. Those things we would like to do in reality but can’t, we do on the Internet.

14 Jan 15

Author
admin

Category

Needs

On Accumulation Need

By the need for accumulation we mean the accumulation of a certain resource in order to reduce the stress in the future. Pardon for the somewhat complicated wording :). It means I am saving a resource so as to not strain myself overmuch in the future regarding the situation I’ve known beforehand of. Supply availability reduces my anxiety about the future outcome.

30 Nov 14

Author
Alex

Category

Needs

On Sex And Prohibitions

I want to talk about the need for sexual release, and the Internet. This topic is vast and challenging. But let’s start with what sex is associated in most people’s minds with – the taboo.

15 Nov 14

Author
Alex

Category

Needs