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Nigel Cameron: Time for Leaders to ‘Get’ Twitter

Nigel Cameron: Time for Leaders to ‘Get’ Twitter | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

Is Twitter one of the most important phenomena for the future of learning and business?


Nigel Cameron thinks so. Strategic adviser and futurist, he is Chairman of FutureofBiz, LLC (Chicago, Washington DC, and London) and President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET, Washington DC).


He consults, speaks and blogs about the emerging future and its vast impacts on business, and is writing a book intended to aid greater understanding of how to prepare ourselves and our organizations for tomorrow.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://community.paper.li/2012/09/17/nigel-cameron-time-for-leaders-to-get-twitter/

 


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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different?

 

In a world full of information abundance, our minds are constantly challenged to react to data, and often in a way that doesn’t just observe, but interprets. Subsequently, we unknowingly “spin” everything to avoid cognitive dissonance.

 

As a result, the tone of thinking can end up uncertain or whimsical, timid or arrogant, sycophant or idolizing–and so, devoid of connections and interdependence. The internet and social media are designed to connect, and with brilliant efficiency they do indeed connect—words and phrases, images and video, color and light, but not always to the net effect they might.

 

The nature of social media rests on identity as much as anything else—forcing subjectivity on everything through likes, retweets, shares, and pins. Instead, we might consider constant reflection guided by important questions as a new way to learn in the presence of information abundance.

 

But this takes new habits.


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