Wed.May 02, 2012

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

Neurological knitwear

Mind Hacks

One of the disappointing things about the upcoming US presidential elections is that none of the potential candidates has promised the people a made-to-order knitted brain hat. Fear not though, as citizens can now order their own.


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Online Workshops in May and June at the Social Learning Centre

Jane Hart

In May and June, Harold Jarche and I will be running another series of our popular public online workshops at the Social Learning Centre.

BBC Future column: Does the internet rewire your brain?

Mind Hacks

My column for BBC Future from a few days ago. The original is here. readers will have heard most of this before, thanks to Vaughan’s coverage of the Baroness and her fellow travellers. Being online does change your brain, but so does making a cup of tea. A better question to ask is what parts of the brain are regular internet users using. This modern age has brought with it a new set of worries.

Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

Beth Kanter

Photo by WhiteAfrican. Note from Beth: By the time you read this post, I’ll be in the air enroute to Rwanda for a training project. As a parent of wired kids, I think teaching digital literacy is very important for parents to do.

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The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

In 2003, when Nicholas Carr penned the piece “ IT Doesn’t Matte r “, an overlooked definition of what he referred to as ‘infrastructural technologies ‘ may now be, in 2012, unintentionally defining the relationship between IT and the organization.

Talk With Me About All Things Digital on May 3 at 2 pm EDT

Andy McAfee

A little while back I sat down with Martha Mangelsdorf , the editorial director of MIT Sloan Management Review , to talk about digital business. We covered the Cloud ; Big Data ; Enterprise 2.0 ; technology, skills, and jobs ; and lots else.

The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

3 outstanding books for your spring reading list

Dan Pink

Over the last few months, I’ve had the privilege of reading three truly outstanding books. None are about business or work per se — but all are amazing and worth your time. The first is Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in the Mumbai Undercity.

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More verification suburbs in decline

Nine Shift