Start-Ups, Mobile Social Apps and Coding School for All

Of late, I’ve been reading more information about start-ups. I am not sure if the trend is something born out of an interest of my own, or if it’s the circles I’m keeping, but I see it. Perhaps it’s a combination of things, either way I thought I would share a few thoughts and links […]

5 Technology Posts to Jumpstart Your Week

Marketers Look to Integrate Social, E-Mail, and Mobile in 2012 Loyalty, Customer Retention, and Awareness top the list of eMarketer’s most recent study on how top executives value social media interaction in 2012.  “Business executives said they are focusing on building out social media on key channels such as Facebook and Twitter in the coming year: 39% […]

Quick Bits: Thoughts on How We Read Online

I’ve been reading Nicholas Carr‘s book, the Shallows again lately. In it, he takes particular care in laying out study upon study and argument upon argument to promote the idea that the Internet is a very noisy place to attempt reading or learning. Hypermedia, text, and other online distractions Distractions from hypertext, ads, videos, and […]

@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 […]

Book Update: The Buerlinien Arguement and Other Reasons Everyone Has ADD

So a few weeks ago I told you I was reading Mr. Buerlien’s The Dumbest Generation. That activity has continued and I’m continuing to enjoy the arguments laid out by the professor. Poking around on PBS’s website recently I stumbled upon a video of him as well. I’m in the middle of the book now and we’ve […]