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Got a minute? 3 little words that kill productivity

A constant stream of interruptions all day long can make it hard to get much actual work done. But it’s possible to take your time back. 895 more words

Ask Annie

A Blog Forgotten

That I had forgotten about this blog for a long time says a lot about who I am: that my attention span is short and easily get bored over something to the point of neglecting it; that my resolution is not strong enough to hold on to something dearly. 342 more words

Seeing Myself

Postcards (aka Sketchnotes) from Texas

As I reported in my last post, I was off to the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in San Antonio last week. In a nutshell, it was a terrific meeting. 741 more words


What are the numbers? (2)

Facebook Likes and Shares

Just how many small or medium businesses are making a fortune from these little viral buttons?
How much attention is paid to these notices appearing on their wall by their friends? 486 more words

You read less.

Cognitive neuroscientists and content publishers are afraid you won’t read this whole post.

Humans, they warn, seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online.

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Why does everyone call their e-mail marketing an "e-blast?"

Over the last 72 hours, even after using Unroll.me, I’ve gotten about 20 things called an “e-blast.” I had never thought that much about this before, but where I’m working part-time right now calls their own internal e-mail every Tuesday/Wednesday “an e-blast.” Why does everyone do this? 551 more words

Fundamental Explainers

Untitled - 2004

I wrote this poem in 2004. It might be worth noting that this was before my first major depressive episode.

What do I have to do…

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