Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

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Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Think, for instance, of aspects like priority, timeliness, legitimacy and acceptability that indicate how to interpret specific parts of your map. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

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A Conversation about Community in the Distributed web

Jenny Connected

Stephen had asked participants to create a community through consensus, without giving us any indication of how to do this, or what else to do, and ideally without using a centralised space. This image created by Kevin Hodgson , a participant in the E-Learning 3.0

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

For example, if a user’s GPS indicates he is in a movie theatre, the device may automatically turn off its ringer. Why does Facebook have patents to listen (eavesdrop) through the microphone for ambient sound if they are only using it for uploading your video?

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Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

Community Indicators Coopertainment Culture Current Affairs Focused Social MediaIt takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 130

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Scientists, in disarray over discoveries all over the planet that indicate global human presence more than 100,000 years ago, are now struggling to make sense of fossils that indicate primitive life all over the planet as long as 3.5

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Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

Then someone thought about the scores, and wondered whether the scores should be an indication. Your data are always indicators, such as the number of minutes hands off the wheel. I've been on a surprise strip.

2018 141

Workplace Analytics for Teams

Michael Sampson - Currents

Combine these insights with engagement survey results to find connections between work patterns and indicators of team health like engagement and innovation scores.

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Towards the idea that complexity IS a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

“Better” is not inevitable and it cannot be predictive but choosing an indicator like “fewer accidents everywhere and a feeling of safety amongst pedestrians” will help guide your decisions.

2018 102

Backlash Against Group Chat

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, is silence and non-participation in a topic an indicator of consensus, disagreement, or just that a team member isn’t currently available (and that the team should wait until they are available)?

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Broader Usefulness of Satellite Photos

Michael Sampson - Currents

For example, a collection of photos of the same place over time (hourly or daily) can be used for: Photos of car park utilisation at retail centres provides an indicator of sales and customer traffic. BusinessWeek ran an article in July 2015 called How Satellite Photos May Change Economics.

2018 116

Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

There is an urge to respond when the smartphone indicates that there are new messages. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner. We talked about the storm on Thursday which caused the complete halt of the train system in the Netherlands.

2018 130

Risky Business

How to Save the World

Last year’s Davos Global Risk Forum “landscape” Larger clearer version with legend here. .

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The limits of certainty

Chris Corrigan

As their long history indicates, algorithms can be applied by humans. An interesting review essay by John Quiggan looks at a new book by Ellen Broad called Made by Humans: The Ai Condition.

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Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Our research indicates that this will increase the healthy life-span of our citizens by several years, at a fraction the cost the “industry”, and its parasitic insurance companies and lawyers, have been charging. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

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Self-Impression

How to Save the World

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti. T his past weekend I attended a get-together of about 20 enthusiastic, knowledgeable people on the subject of radical non-duality, organized around the (rare) visit of Jim Newman ( Non-Duality Dude ) to North America.

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The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

Affection vs attention: Quick repeated glances, sideways glances, eyelids moving up and down, extended looks at the lips and mouth, and dilated pupils may (I repeat may) indicate affection or romantic interest or represent flirting (and may be taken as such if you instigate them, even unconsciously). image from pixabay CC0. I ’ve written about body language before.

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How to Ask Strangers What They Care About (Without Scaring Them Off)

How to Save the World

” It may help to provide your own answer first, to indicate a willingness to move beyond small talk. W hy is it when we meet new people, our way of self-identifying, and our first question to them, is so often about what we do “for a living”?

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