Love or hate him, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch is a person in an excellent situation to give advice on how to meet people at conferences, getting the kinds of interactions you want while avoiding getting the other person offside. Some good points here.
This one is a couple of weeks old. The Hierarchy Of Digital Distractions indicates which of two electronic distractions you’re more likely to attend to, and in a visually beautiful way.
Shared experiences on speaking in public from veteran Jason Santa Maria – Make Yourself Presentable | Jason Santa Maria
The more spaces that advertisers are allowed to put their messages, the more creatively they continue to spread out: Here are a few over the top examples of “ad creep”. Often the best part of getting out of the city is escaping all the brand noise that covers – it seems – every physical surface …
Some new quotes to suggest the old Edward Tufte adage that PowerPoint is dumbing down our decisions
How do you make the internet accessible for people who are too poor to even understand it? The Question Box connects poor people to a telephone operator who can answer their questions via the internet. But because many villagers have no conception of what the internet is (“They just assume the operator is some egghead,” …
The NYT has an interactive infographic detailing how Americans spend their day. You can choose a particular demographic or activity, and see how the day (on average) pans out.
Is sending an email the best way to solve this particular communication problem? Steve Kryger, writing on the Sydney Anglicans blog has 10 situations to avoid email.
As much as a “hi” or a “thinking of you” can be helpful, there are times when a silent, physical presence with someone is more comfort than being in touch electronically. One thing that’s missing from online interaction is the ability to just be present with someone, without talking.
Blog post the importance of deliberate practice shows – via the example of would-be black cab drivers getting the knowledge – one approach for improving your writing style.