new watches and the shrinking attention span

A bit of insomnia struck around 5am Sydney time, and I thought I’d check the predictable hysteria around the new Apple product launch. As everyone expected, there’s a new set of phones, and a new wearable device: the Apple Watch, as they’re calling it. The headlines are varied, but predictable: “everything you need to know […]

Wearables and the future of productivity

I’m as much of a sucker for productivity articles as the next person, and this article was one of the better ones. http://www.businessinsider.com/6-things-the-most-productive-people-do-every-day-2014-6?IR=T  It’s safe to guess that if you’re reading this, you have a smartphone, if you’re not in fact reading this on a smartphone. Through poor planning, I’m writing this on a smartphone […]

Data scientists replacing community managers?

I was watching an end-of-year social media trend video today, and one line stood out for me amidst the usual information. The job of “community manager” – someone who looks after a social media community and steers the conversation, keeps the tone on track, and encourages civility in general is apparently on the decline. In […]