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Mindful or Mind Full Social Media?

I am doing the ending key note at the Social Media 4 Nonprofits Conference in Silicon Valley today.    Here’s the description:

How nonprofits can stay focused given all the distractions inherent in today’s attention economy? Social media doesn’t have to be overwhelming– you can take control back.  

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Net Smart: How To Thrive Online

NetSmart is Howard Rheingold’s latest book.    It synthesizes his 30 years of experience if being a model digital citizen and what he has learned from asking other this simple question:  How to use social media intelligently and mindfully?   Lately, I have been working in far flung places which means long, very long airplane rides without Internet access!  … Read More

Wisdom 2.0: Balance in A Hyper Connected World

Yesterday, I spent most of the day offline at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference where I gave my full attention to the presentations and conversation.    The Wisdom 2.0 Conference is a one-of-a-kind event in Silicon Valley that brings together an unusual mix of technology leaders, Zen teachers, neuroscientists, and academics, to explore how we can live with deeper meaning and wisdom in our technology-rich age.  … Read More

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years.   I first became interested in the topic after reading  David Shenk’s “Data Smog” in 1998 using the metaphor of environmental problems to talk about the dangers of having too much online information, primarily email.  … Read More

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

This morning I learned a new word for information overload – “content fried” from a colleague at the Packard Foundation.    It resonated.    We have so much content in our professional lives.  I’m talking about the stuff we consume daily to keep inform of our professional field.    … Read More