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When does work actually get done?

When does work actually get done?

ARTICLE/ INFOGRAPHIC: Everyone’s productivity ebbs and flows at work. There are certain times where we’re more likely to get our work done. When are we more likely to be productive? At what time of day do we complete the most tasks? Which days of the week are best for productivity? How about months, or even seasons? For this report, the investigators worked with data spanning hundreds of thousands of users to determine how and when people complete tasks. SOURCE: Redbooth ...
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Manage your attention; managing time will take care of itself

Manage your attention; managing time will take care of itself

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Most people who claim to have a time management problem have an attention management problem. If you can learn to manage your attention, managing time will not only take care of itself, you’ll have a massive competitive advantage over most people. “Deep Work”, the ability to focus on a cognitively demanding task over an extended period of time, is the equivalent of a 21st-century superpower. Managing your attention plays a major role in becoming a productive individual. SOURCE: Medium ...
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How to deliver your presentation in half the time allotted

How to deliver your presentation in half the time allotted

ARTICLE: It's not uncommon for presenters to be suddenly told that their allocated time has been cut down. Nothing catches a speaker off guard as much as these abrupt decisions. Rather than rush through your slides by speaking quickly, it is better to have a "Plan B" wherein you can cut down on the slides but not lose the message. Here's how. SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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Applying McLuhan’s Tetrad to the smartphone

Applying McLuhan’s Tetrad to the smartphone

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS/ INFOGRAPHIC: McLuhan’s tetrad serves as a framework for analysis, consisting of a set of four effects to examine media in their historical context and present environment as well as the characteristics and attributes of the medium itself. SOURCE: Glocality ...
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Who will be remembered in 1,000 years?

Who will be remembered in 1,000 years?

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Hopeful contenders for everlasting fame must run the gauntlet of numerous challenges, including the jealousy of rivals and possible extinction of their own civilisation and language. How do you remain remembered for generations? SOURCE: BBC ...
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The power of citizen video to create undeniable truths

The power of citizen video to create undeniable truths

VIDEO: Could smartphones and cameras be our most powerful weapons for social justice? Through her organisation Witness, Yvette Alberdingk Thijm is developing strategies and technologies to help activists use video to protect and defend human rights. She shares stories of the growing power of distant witnesses -- and a call to use the powerful tools at our disposal to capture incidents of injustice. SOURCE: TED ...
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What makes something go viral?

What makes something go viral?

VIDEO: What's the secret to making content people love? Join BuzzFeed's Publisher Dao Nguyen for a glimpse at how her team creates their tempting quizzes, lists and videos -- and learn more about how they've developed a system to understand how people use content to connect and create culture. SOURCE: TED ...
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The power user guide to Gmail

The power user guide to Gmail

ARTICLE: Referring to Gmail simply as an “email client” doesn’t do it justice. You could use your smartphone exclusively to make phone calls or use a computer to only create documents. You could own a sports car you only drive a couple of blocks. You could, but there’s so much more these things could do for you, and you’d be wasting your money to only use them for one thing. The same can be said about Gmail. SOURCE: Make Use Of ...
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