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What not to say in a commencement speech

What not to say in a commencement speech | Online News Squared | Scoop.it
I'm no expert on commencement speeches. Not only have I never been invited to give one, I've never even heard one. (After both undergraduate and graduate schools, I skipped the ceremony to start working, instead.) But I know enough about motivating students to realize that what Rick Reilly told the graduates at the University of Colorado this month is the wrong message for professional journalists.
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The Twitter Trap

The Twitter Trap | Online News Squared | Scoop.it
What thinking in 140 characters does to our brains (in Bill Keller's POV, anyway). "Basically, we are outsourcing our brains to the cloud. The upside is that this frees a lot of gray matter for important pursuits like FarmVille and “Real Housewives.” But my inner worrywart wonders whether the new technologies overtaking us may be eroding characteristics that are essentially human: our ability to reflect, our pursuit of meaning, genuine empathy, a sense of community connected by something deeper than snark or political affinity."
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