Clay Shirky touches on some of the topics in his book, Here Comes Everybody, such as the pros and cons of social media, new business models online, and how big change comes from human motivation, not shiny new technologies.
... relates to my birding addiction. Last semester, when taking a class called “sensory ecology” I got the chance to hear a lot of things about birds that I could apply to birdwatching, so I've decided to make this subject the topic for my next few...
Conservation. Your landscape determines the opportunities you have for bird conservation. The following describes some of the basic habitat needs of songbirds. - Territory. Territorial needs vary with each bird species.
Why would I place something on meditation on a social strategists Scoop.it? Because social strategists are in one of the most demanding jobs ever and are often "at work" 24/7. That can lead to burn out quickly unless you start taking care of yourself. This is something that I am not particularly good at - I tend to drive myself until a goal is reached and then collapse and start another goal. My personal goal for this summer is to do more meditation of these types.
BloombergMicrosoft Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Yammer Social NetworkBloomberg(MSFT) is in discussions to acquire Yammer Inc., operator of a social network for businesses, said two people familiar with the matter.
“The New York Times reporter anticipated people on Twitter missing the nuance of her ideas, so she came prepared. ... As slides appeared on the big screen behind Amy O’Leary, @amyoleary would somehow — magically — tweet out expertly compressed summaries of her ideas, right on cue. They were live footnotes, a real-time narrative surprise.”
The future is here and this is not a butterfly on your wall, as Israeli drones are getting tiny. Their latest project – a butterfly-shaped drone weighing just 20 grams - the smallest in its range so far – can gather intelligence inside buildings.
“He is like the host of a daylong radio show, except no one speaks out loud. He rarely makes phone calls. His phone almost never rings.
“Some of what he writes is air and sugar. Some of it is wrong or incomplete or misleading. But he delivers jolts of sharp, original insight often enough to hold the attention of a high-powered audience that includes economists like The Times columnist Paul Krugman and Wall Street heavies like the hedge-fund manager Douglas Kass and the bond investor Jeff Gundlach.”
(Published May 10, 2012.) This is a New York Times profile of a financial blogger who works 16-hour days, often writing 15 posts in one day.
It's only an hour or so from Philly, it's legendary in birding land, blah blah. But with a landing spot in Avalon, I'm spoiled with easy access to awesomeness in the far southern reaches of Jersey. I barely have to go off-island to ...
Pathbreaking Findings from the Science of Meditation
As the very last event of the IPPA Conference, Dr. Richard Davidson and Dr. Barbara Fredrickson invited a panel of five scientists to give very brief reports on their own work related to meditation and decision-making: Bethany Kok, Helen Weng, Clifford Saron, Erika Rosenberg, and J. David Creswell.