I can’t help but think that Twitter’s move to 280 character tweets will have some effect on the way people use the application. Think of the Twitter chat. A part of Twitter since its earliest days, the Twitter chat is one of the platform’s unique uses for bringing likeminded folks together for some serious back and forth. Part of what makes a Twitter chat hum is ... Continue Reading about Will Twitter’s 280 Character Expansion Kill the Twitter Chat?
I shut comments off here a couple of years ago. Let's explore this... Why did you decide to eliminate comments on 33 charts? I felt that they didn't add much to what I was writing. There were alot of cheerleaders and almost as many trolls. I didn't need either. Do you comment on other blogs? If I'm inspired by something I write a post here. That way the blogger ... Continue Reading about Since I Stopped Letting You Comment
I stumbled on this quote from Clive Thompson. It captures what I face as a thinking, writing, tweeting health professional: "Knowing when to shift between public and private thinking—when to blast an idea online, when to let it slow bake—is a crucial new skill: cognitive diversity."-- Clive Thompson Our ability to write, record and send stuff to the world has ... Continue Reading about Cognitive Diversity – When to Share
Books were once measured by their presence and order on the New York Times Bestseller list. This picture from Amazon Books show how the largest bookseller in the world creatively curates books in its new bricks and mortar stores. Another display shows Books with more than 10,000 reviews on Amazon.com. Tapping the wisdom of its customers has allowed Amazon to ... Continue Reading about What Can Healthcare Learn From Amazon?
Snapchat Doctors: How Plastic Surgeons Have Gained an Ethically Questionable Following published last week in Allure details a loosely emerging trend among plastic surgeons using Snapchat to push their work. Condensed video sequences of tummy tucks, labioplasties and butt-lifts are published as carefully orchestrated Snaps for public entertainment and ... Continue Reading about Snapchat as Plastic Surgery’s New Medium
Constant access to handheld technology continues to force a discussion about attention and mindfulness. Not new, necessarily, but increasingly important. I’ve been digging into attention and presence recently. Here are a few interesting bits I discovered this week. Links are on the blue subheading. How I Got My Attention Back | Backchannel In a meandering piece on ... Continue Reading about Attention and Mindfulness | Some curated readings