New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

On this last day of 2018 I have spent some time, here in Kerala, under blue skies and in beautiful surroundings, reading an interview that Jonathan Rowson conducted with Iain McGilchrist in 2013. It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019.

2018 139

Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

” DJ Earworm Does It Again: The mashup master compiles the top 25 songs of 2018 into one blockbuster song/video , which is a lot better than any of the mostly mediocre derivative songs that make it up. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

2018 76

Truth in a Post-Truth Age

Jenny Connected

Gandhi’s message was that to see/find truth we must be prepared to hear the other side, but he rejected all claims of objective truths. Simon Blackburn’s message was that even in a post-truth world we are pretty good at judging what is true.

2018 219

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

The basic message of radical non-duality is that “all there is, is this”, inexplicable, timeless, eternal, and impossible for the human mind to fathom. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

2018 59

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. You, every day, are amplifying messages that you see. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 173

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

An example of diversive curiosity is, for example, checking your phone for new messages. This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project.

2018 169

Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

This is why I’m so taken with radical non-duality , whose preposterous and useless message is looking more and more like the truth about what is real, according to the latest learnings and theories in physics, neuroscience and philosophy. None is a message of hope or redemption.

2018 46

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

What a network knows is not found in the content of its entities, nor in the content of messages sent from one to the other, but rather can only be found through recognition of patterns emergent in the network of connections and interactions.

2018 139

Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity. The focus of this topic is on digital identity – exploring questions such as: ‘How do we know who someone is?’, ‘How do we project ourselves on the internet?’ How can we be safe and secure?’.

E-Learning 3.0 Task 1 completed!

Jenny Connected

In the E-learning 3.0 MOOC being run by Stephen Downes, we have been given two tasks to choose from for this week.

2018 139

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

It’s just a hopeless wishful rant, but its tone of exhaustion and bewilderment is telling: My message, as an aging Gen X-er to millennials and those coming after them, is: Go get us. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

2018 46

My session about blended learning in Milan

Joitske Hulsebosch

Furthermore, I had sent out a message asking for real client questions so that they could work on their own cases. I walked with three colleagues in Milan. We had one day in Milan before the Hofstede Insights conference in which I had to discuss a number of myths about blended learning.

2018 130

How not to thank your customers

Community Guy

Having a better sense of their customers, here’s a message that would have worked on me: . They would still have been able to communicate the same marketing message, but they would have come across vastly more genuine. Sometimes being a human is tough.

2018 116

Spoof Intelligence Added for all Exchange Online Protection Plans #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft added Spoof Intelligence for email security earlier this year (January 2018 I think). This was included as a feature of the Office 365 Enterprise E5 plan, as well as a feature of the Advanced Threat Protection add-on for non-E5 customers.

2018 116

Nudges in MyAnalytics

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is adding small coaching nudges to Outlook – on the Web shortly, in Outlook for Windows during 2018, and perhaps sometime for Outlook on Mac, iOS and Android.

2018 116

Living in an Algorithmic World

Jenny Connected

Two recent conferences, re:publica 18 in Berlin (May 2-4) and Theorising the Web 2018 in New York (April 27 th /28 th ) have featured the influence of algorithms on today’s world.

2018 130

Staff Persona Avatars: Social Media, Big Data and Employer Branding

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Those who have done my Yammer content and engagement course, how would staff avatars/personas help you craft your comms messages in a more targeted way? Would you use big data tools that analyse social media to identify your perfect job and ditch unsuitale jobs?

2018 157

Email Security

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are many varieties of bad email: – spam – unwanted email messages, normally carrying a commercial offer. – phishing – an email message pretending to be something it is not, with the intent of capturing a user account for subsequent actions.

2018 116

Curbing Crap From Your Mental Diet

Evolving Web

It can feed it with positive messages or real world things. You, every day, are amplifying messages that you see. It takes 72 hours to fix your feed. Your Facebook feed feeds your brain. Or it can act like Cable News and feed you fear of the “other”.

2018 130

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

During the keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2018 in Las Vegas yesterday, Microsoft made several announcements of new goodness coming to SharePoint. It is hidden because it happens in non-public places, like email, instant messaging, and more.

2018 116

Protecting Mobile Devices

Michael Sampson - Currents

The service looks at what’s happening on devices, with applications, with the content of messages, with the types of network traffic going through the device … and makes a determination whether all is well or starting to go rotten (slowly or quickly).

2018 116

Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

Messages go through formal, legitimate channels. ” Can gather a community’s message and broadcast it. I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. The formation of a process team that’s focused on governance in Shambhala prompts me to write some of my thoughts down.

2018 100

Information Protection: The What

Michael Sampson - Currents

And if something is found that goes against a policy, an automated action can be triggered – such as a user notification, an alert to an administrator, or a block action that prevents the message or document from being sent / saved / shared.

2018 116

“Information Protection”

Michael Sampson - Currents

Some are – Office 365 Message Encryption, Office 365 Advanced Security Management (now called Office 365 Cloud App Security), and Office 365 DLP – are three obvious inclusions.

2018 116

Walking a Different Path – Redux

Michael Sampson - Currents

” It takes a different level of gumption and decision tenacity to stand in the flow of the messaging and collaboration market and decide to step outside of that general flow and do something different.

2018 116

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

The group had such a flurry of messages which made me feel very unproductive in my work because I had my smartphone lying next to my laptop, and every time I looked at the new messages. Organizations increasingly expect employees to immediately respond to work-related messages.

2018 130

And So It Begins … By Shutting the Gate

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Chicago Times and LA Times were among those posting messages saying they were currently unavailable in most European countries. That’s one way to deal with the requirements of GDPR (hat tip, BBC): A number of high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new European Union rules on data protection came into effect. snip). Lee Enterprises publishes 46 daily newspapers across 21 states. Its statement read: “We’re sorry.

2018 89

Non-Duality: Three Ways of Describing the Elephant

How to Save the World

In that respect it might be called the “spiritual journey” message, and it has much in common with some religions promising transcendence through effort.

2018 63

Non-Duality Dude: A One-Act Play

How to Save the World

SEVILLE: The question is, Do you really believe Non-Duality Dude’s message, or do you just want to believe it? I certainly do want to believe the radical non-duality message is true. The message is actually pretty simple. It’s all the same message.

2018 57

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

That’s a message that the self-afflicted individual cannot possibly accept. T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

2018 51

The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

From my readings of his work I am convinced he would be very open to the message of radical non-duality. This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally.

2018 54

Michael Pollan Has Lost His Mind

How to Save the World

Painting by Cristobal Ortega Maila CC0 from pxhere.com. M ichael Pollan, famous for his books on cooking, food and nutrition (“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”), is about (May 15th) to release his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us.

2018 61

Self-Impression

How to Save the World

The message we shared was the same elegant, uncompromising, hopeless message I’ve written about ad nauseam on this blog. Mine has probably always been more comfortable than most, and my appreciation of the message of radical non-duality seems to have made it more so.

2018 46

The Language of our Eyes

How to Save the World

It’s fascinating to study the unspoken messages we send with our eyes, our faces, our tone of voice, our hands, and our whole bodies. But it can be dangerous (and not only to poker players): these messages vary enormously by individual, and between genders and cultures, and it’s not uncommon for people to send ‘fake tells’ — false messages to fool us — sometimes quite unconsciously. image from pixabay CC0. I ’ve written about body language before.

2018 45

How Our Bodies Sense the World, and How ‘We’ Misinterpret It

How to Save the World

My self is back with a vengeance, but now I’m prepared to acknowledge the plausibility of this impossible message, and the more I study this possibility with a scientist’s and skeptic’s mind, the more it just makes sense.

2018 51

On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

While I have come, for now, to enthusiastically accept the message of radical non-duality, my self does not give up easily, and it is (you may have noticed) quite enthralled with the idea and practice of self-enquiry. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

2018 46

All The Things I Thought I Knew

How to Save the World

They’re not ready to listen to your ‘radical non-duality’ message. Selecting someone and then telling them what you want their message to be. Image from wikipedia. This is a work of fiction. “W ho could we get who’s as good as David Foster Wallace?”

2018 51

Separation Anxiety

How to Save the World

I know that in writing all this I am running the risk of annoying readers who find this message disturbing, or even see it as evidence of mental illness or indoctrination.

2018 51

Networking to Find Better Work

How to Save the World

Keep it businesslike — avoid too much personal stuff, without being dishonest, and focus on your process and specifically your Professional Objectives and Core Message (don’t mention your Target Organizations list to Professional Contacts inside one of them).

2018 46

Publishing in open access journals

Jenny Connected

Periodically I receive a message from Taylor and Francis about how often a paper I published with Mariana Funes has been read. This week they sent me the following message: Of course Taylor and Francis can’t know whether or not the article has been read.

2019 177

Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

T he essential message of radical non-duality, as opposed to more historical types of non-duality, is that there is no ‘you’ — no separate person or thing, no self, no ‘awareness’ or ‘consciousness’ or ‘enlightenment’ or liberation, no self-control or choice or volition or agency or responsibility, no time or space, no life or death, no path or process to get closer to the ‘truth’, no knowledge or experience, no meaning or purpose.

2019 49

RBS Embraces Facebook at Work: My Reflections and Questions, and the Challenge Ahead

Michael Sampson - Currents

But the why is the big issue – and is always the big issue – and unless RBS can internally deal with that question better than they apparently did with IBM Connections, I see another switch to the next cool platform in 2017 or 2018.

2015 142

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement.

2019 95