@USAtoday on Neurology, Technology, and Books

Another nice write-up surrounding Carr’s “The Shallows” Amplify’d from www.usatoday.com Always-on technology Everyone knows that our digital age — from the always-on Web to our bleeping PDAs — is here to stay. But just how detrimental to our powers of concentration is our penchant for ping-ponging around the Web and digesting each new tweet? One […]

Brain and Tech Books

Amplify’d from www.usatoday.com Clay Shirky, author of the new book (and antipode to Carr’s thesis) Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Nicholas Car , The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. Gary Small author with Gigi Vorgan of iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind.Read more at […]

Increase Focus and Productivity with these Online Tools

In February CNN asked, “How Can We Cope with Information Overload?” The point of their article was to comment on the incredible state of information management one needs to perform in today’s environment of RSS feeds, blog posts, and social streams. To combat the pressure of information overload I’ve started this series of posts and […]

Social Magazines: Ready for the Tablet Revolution?

Slates, tablets, whatever you want to call ’em the touch screen tablet is a’ coming. Apple’s iPad will no doubt soon be joined by a number of similar devices.. and social magazines will likely have their day. Ready? Amplify’d from blog.hubspot.com The Next Big Thing for Marketers: Social Magazines The Next Big Thing for Marketers: […]

Brian Solis, Harvard Business Review, on new Marketing Frequency: RRS

Solis seems to be onto something with this ‘keep it alive in the stream’ talk. This snippet is from a recent HBR post, but appears to be part of a post series Brian is share – mostly from the book Engage! – worth a share. … Amplify’d from blogs.hbr.org Social Media’s Critical Path: Relevance to […]

Zuckerberg Announces Launch of Facebook Stories

User-generated tales of how Facebook has impacted lives; powered by Bing maps already populated with 100s of stories. Could be powerful – could be non-consequential. Will you use it? Amplify’d from www.youtube.com [youtube=http://youtube.com/w/?v=ZX5pWRVkwsk] See more at www.youtube.com   See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/84k9

[Book Look] Carr, Kelly, plus on What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Whoops. Forgot what I was doing…oh yeah. Today there are a number of theories, speculations and Oh My Gosh the Sky is Falling arguments, articles and books that propose various effects resulting from our love of the Internet and tech gadgetry. If you, too, spend a fair amount of your week (say 80 hrs) working online […]

Organizing Your Online Space and Time

Originally posted on the netSpray blog. One of the beauties of being online is in clicking around, traveling from one location to another. The ease with which one can move from document to photo to video back to comment space is intoxicating, and something we’ll be forced to deal with as online activities continue to […]

Attention Apnea, New Technologies and Steve Rubel

Below is a post by Steve Rubel on the potential for slates (ie. iPad). In it he brings up an number of discussion-worthy topics, like this one here: “We’re deep into a crisis of attention. Slates will accelerate attention apnea. We will start and stop tasks, jumping from one to the other. The end result, more media snacking, […]