I recently got both of my email inboxes – work and personal- to 0. I’m bragging. That isn’t the point. When cleaning, I discovered I inappropriately use my inbox. One use was to collect actions.
The problem with collecting actions is that you have to open the email again and again to identify the action. Attachments [...]
Last week a friend mentioned he and his wife shared a Dropbox folder for photos and when he took photos on trips she saw them. Sweet idea.
Later I was messing around with the dropbox ipad app and I realized all your photos can be synched from all devices to the camera upload folder. I’m [...]
Just to build on this morning’s post a little bit more – I think some people are inherently good at figuring out what it is they want to do with their lives – where are they mavens? are they? – and going for it. Maybe this is a misconception on my part, but I think [...]
There are lots of examples of the tipping point facilitated by interent coordination and at a much larger scale (Egypt), but the video below is a sweet example of Malcome Gladwell’s Tipping point theory in action. Caine had been working on his cardboard arcade project for a long time with no thought of growing it. [...]
In December, I organized the first Ignite event at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in San Francisco. AGU is ENORMOUS – thousands of people, thousands of sessions with hundreds of those in parallel and then a football field-size poster room that changes every half a day. It is information overload and while potentially [...]
I am a planner and a do-er. I just executed a cross-country move and as it was wrapping up, I confided to my dad that I loved the process of making the list and then systematically going through to check things off. I felt so productive! You might think I am big on goals, but [...]
This week I am at AGU and having a wonderful time catching up with colleagues. The first time I came to this meeting, I didn’t know a soul. I was in my 2nd year of graduate school and presenting one of my first talks. I saw one person that I knew had worked with another [...]
A few weeks back I attended an Acquia webinar on connecting communities of practice in the public sector, presented by Cynthia Canelas, Forum One and Hilary LaMonte, Consortium for School Networking. Together Forum One and CoSN are working to create an online connected networked schools. While what they talked about was based on a [...]