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How Google & Technology is Changing Your Brain’s Rote Memory (The Google Effect Study)

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A recent study has confirmed that the search engine Google is changing your brain and altering the way it works, seriously. But then again, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise since any new technology is going to change the way that our neurons fire and brain works. Anyways, a group of people got money for a study called “The Google Effect” led by Betsy Sparrow at Columbia University. Findings from the study led by Betsy were published in the popular journal, “Science.”


How is Google changing your brain? What did The Google Effect study find?


Contrary to popular myth that using the internet is making people dumber, that wasn’t what the researchers found. What they found was the fact that using the Google search engine causes the brain to reorganize its memories for information. Instead of relying on what is called “Rote memory,” people are using new technology such as their computers and Google to get the job done. In other words, instead of people using their brains directly to pull up information are basically saying, “I can just quick go Google it instead of try to test my memory.”


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Collecting Effort like Rainwater

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SUMMARY: Although I didn’t know it when I started, the addition of sub-blogs to collect my thoughts into topical areas has helped me define a content generation system that is helping me bootstrap my way into other challenges. The big insight is this: for me, capturing many small changes is more effective than trying to plot giant changes.

 

When thinking of making a significant change in our life, it’s often accompanied by grand visions of preparation: stockpiling of resources, coordination of manpower, synchronization of swatches, and so forth. The Great Change, as it comes to be known in our imagination, will be the result of a concerted focusing of effort and resources...

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7 Stress Free Ways To Run Your Blog

7 Stress Free Ways To Run Your Blog | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Blogging is great isn’t it? Except you’ve got to come up with new content week in, week out.


Sometimes this can be stressful as you feel the constant pressure to perform. If you don’t want running your blog to feel like being a corporate slave, you’ve got to find ways of easing the strain.


The answer to running any kind of blog, from a travel blog to a freelance writing blog stress free is good planning. Here are my tips...

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Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload

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When the Author Dean Whitney says: "You need a “system” you can trust" I think it is right. Today we have so many information so that we really need a system [note Martin Gysler]


It's a new year and a great time to talk about goals and balance. If you are like me, your work is always with you. You wake up and check your email on the computer and if you're not near the computer, the iPhone or Blackberry is always within reach. As digital information becomes more accessible so to does our ability to communicate. For every actionable email there seems to be 10 emails with useful information and 100 useless cc's and spam emails. Then there’s the rest of life: mental, spiritual and physical realities. Our real world relationships, our dreams and our health needs to be in balance with all this digital information. Without proper and directed focus, years can go by without making significant progress.


Your life goals don’t ask you for permission to use “push notifications”


S.U.D.S or “Seemingly Unimportant Decisions”. Everyday we need to make hundreds, even thousands of decisions. From what to wear, eat, what time to get up, exercise, which emails to reply to, what to read, and how to spend our time. The problem is that all the really important and beneficial tasks don't bug you if you don’t perform them....

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The Best Blog Growth Strategy is to Say Thank You … a Lot!

The Best Blog Growth Strategy is to Say Thank You … a Lot! | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Everyone is looking for the best strategy for growing a blog. Is it SEO? PPC? CPV? Guest posting? Twitter? Facebook? CommentLuv? Networking? Attending conferences? Writing great content?

 

The list goes on—I could fill a page if I had to, and I’ll bet that you could, too.

 

Every one of these strategies will work for some people, and some of these strategies will work for most people.

 

But there’s only one strategy that I know of that will work for everyone, and unlike all the other strategies, I didn’t learn it from other bloggers or internet marketing gurus.

 

I learned it from my parents.

 

The “strategy” to which I’m referring is just the common courtesy that we all know and expect. When someone does something nice for you, say two simple words: “thank you.”...

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aa5e79ea-f1bb-4cd1-a672-1bcd8927194b's comment, November 20, 2011 9:57 AM
Love this - thank you for sharing it!
Martin Gysler's comment, November 20, 2011 2:01 PM
You're welcome... aa5e79ea-f1bb-4cd1-a672-1bcd8927194b... ;-)
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Who Are You Working For?

Who Are You Working For? | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

What are you working on right now? Can you explain exactly why you’re working on it?


Do you know why you’re spending time writing that blog post? Sitting in that meeting? Answering that email? Preparing that presentation? Do you have an idea of what you’re trying to accomplish? Do you have a strategy for what you’re working on?


Who are you working for right now? Your boss? Your company? Your family? Yourself? Do you even know?


Over the last six months or so, I’ve found myself asking this question of myself more and more. Four years ago when I first started our Digital Strategy and Social Media practice here, I had a seemingly unlimited amount of time – I had no problem with putting in a 9-5 day followed by a 5-9 night...

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