“That phone in your pocket is like a slot machine. Every time you check it, you’re pulling the lever to see if you get a reward.
At least that’s how former Google product manager Tristan Harris sees it. This week on 60 Minutes, he tells correspondent Anderson Cooper that Silicon Valley programmers are engineering your phone and its apps to make you check them more and more.”
“It’s that time of year again, when we’re all vowing to take better care of our bodies and our money, see more places and do more things, spend more time with friends and family, and generally trying to become better, more successful people.
Given that this is the Digital Era, it’s fitting that we should consider including digital resolutions as part of this annual renewal process. With that in mind, I offer the following recommendations for commitments people should make (and keep!) in the coming year.”
5 Digital Resolutions Everyone Should Make (and Keep!).
“As the Digital Era continues to progress and social and digital technologies become more fully integrated into not just the work we do, but how we do it, there’s an increasing need for all workers to be digitally literate and competent. Here are some of the things organizations, organizational leaders, and individuals can and should do to increase current capabilities and lay a foundation for ongoing growth and development.”
via We’re All Becoming Tech Workers… And We Need to Be Ready.
“You owe it to yourself to make sure your website stays secure and maintained, so you won’t find yourself broken down on the side of the Internet highway.”
Sarah Von Bargen 6 Things Your WordPress Site Wants You To Do Every Month.
“This new research suggests that even when students aren’t doing anything else, taking notes on a laptop hinders their ability to learn. This is something of a surprise. What isn’t a surprise, though, is that real-life students that use laptops seldom focus on the lecture.”
Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop – Vox.
Building on an earlier post – 7 Simple To Dos for Rookies to Enhance Their LinkedIn Profile – this piece offers additional guidance to help professionals upgrade their LinkedIn profiles. It describes seven tasks that can be tackled in one sitting or over several sessions. These tasks include adding digital links, creating a summary and adding specialties, selecting representative skills and expertise, and customizing one’s public profile.
via Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile II: 7 More Tasks and 23+ Tips.
“You strive to create and maintain a strong identity and reputation within your organization, with your clients and peers, and in your industry. But are you as diligent a custodian of your professional brand in cyberspace as you are in the physical world? If not, you probably need a digital make-over… This post helps you dress for success in cyberspace by providing guidance for critiquing, updating, and maintaining your digital presence to convey a positive professional identity in all aspects of your career.”
Dressing for Success in Cyberspace: Give Yourself a Digital Make-Over.