Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

A few points of view

Friday’s Finds: “A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.” – Marshall McLuhan – via @gcouros “Information is shared within the murder so that group decisions can be made” Crow Brains Reveal Secrets of Their Intelligence “political equality that is required by democracy is always under threat from… Read more »

Best of Friday’s Finds 2013

Every second Friday I review what I’ve noted on various social media platforms and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. I do this as a reflective thinking process and also in order to take some of what I’ve learned and put it on a platform where I control the data. These are my… Read more »

The value of Twitter

Friday’s Finds: “From @SteveMartinToGo interview: “Writing is now so essential to our lives online. Sometimes it’s the only thing people see of us.” So true.” – @thinkitcreative What an anonymous British sheep farmer can teach us about the power of  Twitter: “though it took me a while to realize it, I had the tools to… Read more »

New values colliding with the old

Friday’s Finds: @CelineSchill -“‘I’m only playing devil’s advocate’ and ‘I’m just here to warn you’ should be forbidden sentences. Propose, instead of censoring.” @tkadlec – “Was asked the best advice to give to someone new to web dev. My answer was to get a blog and write about what you learn—no matter how basic. Writing… Read more »

Peddling ideas

Friday’s Finds: “If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.” – Leonard Cohen “If your network isn’t offending you, you’re stuck in an echo chamber.” – Howard Rheingold, via @opencontent @shareski – “For too many kids, school has been about finding out what you suck at and spending time… Read more »

Social filtering

I started collating these Friday’s Finds because I knew I was learning a lot via Twitter, and later Google+, but I was capturing very little information, and using even less for my own professional development. Setting up a routine to review my favourites every two weeks helps me to make sense of some of the… Read more »

Complexity, swiss cheese and failure

Friday’s Finds: @TomGram1 – “Resources not courses”. A new mantra. “5% of interactions account for 90% of misery” – Rob Cross on how energy spreads across an organization. – via @ActivateN @austinkleon – Why I make no distinction between Big Writing (books) and little writing (tweets): Twitter as a machine for book invention In my… Read more »