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Kill The Password

Posted on December 1st, 2012

Kill the Password: Why a String of Characters Can’t Protect Us Anymore | Gadget Lab | Wired.com The age of the password has come to an end; we just haven’t realized it yet. And no one has figured out what will take its place. What we can say for sure is this: Access to our data can no longer hinge on secrets—a string of characters, 10 strings of characters, the answers to 50 questions—that only we’re supposed to know. The Internet doesn’t do secrets. Everyone is a few clicks away from knowing everything.

Information overload? Time to relax then | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Posted on February 22nd, 2011

Information overload? Time to relax then | Technology | guardian.co.uk After years of discovering a new information resource, being consumed by it, finding it too much to bear, then getting on top of it, only to find myself being sucked under by another, faster information resource, I’ve concluded that the real secret to beating information overload isn’t better filters: it’s cultivating a “probabilistic” frame of mind. I’ve been taking this approach more and more lately. Especially as I have been spending whole days away from Twitter and RSS the past couple of weeks and then feeling the need to “catch up”. I know I never could so I don’t. I know the important stuff will bubble up and I hear it eventually.

Confessions of a Tech Apostate – Newsweek

Posted on February 22nd, 2011

Confessions of a Tech Apostate – Newsweek Remember when computers were supposed to save us time? Now it seems just the opposite. The Internet just keeps giving us more ways to do nothing. Not sure I agree whole heartedly but it’s a heck of a rant.

End of the Social Media Era : Human era begins : Triumph of Love | Fierce Wisdom : Self Realization

Posted on February 21st, 2011

End of the Social Media Era : Human era begins : Triumph of Love | Fierce Wisdom : Self Realization The great problem of technology is that it can neglect the biggest component of human evolution — the heart. Computers need us to give them a soul. “Data transfers” direct from the heart are the most powerful element of human evolution possible, and you don’t need a freakin’ FB account to do it. Nothing more I could add to that. Every word of this is fantastic.

Ten Mindful Ways to Use Social Media | Tricycle

Posted on February 21st, 2011

Ten Mindful Ways to Use Social Media | Tricycle I’ve realized, however, that the greatest lesson we can all learn is that less is enough. In a time when connections can seem like commodities and online interactions can become casually inauthentic, mindfulness is not just a matter of fostering increased awareness. It’s about relating meaningfully to other people and ourselves. It’s hard to go wrong with any of the recommendations on this list.

Take Back Your Attention – The Energy Project

Posted on February 12th, 2011

Take Back Your Attention – The Energy Project Unfortunately, we each have an infinite capacity for self-deception. Even our prefrontal cortex — our reflective mind — can get co-opted by our most urgent and primitive desires. Rather than making thoughtful, reasoned choices, we often end up using the highest capacities of our brain to rationalize, justify and minimize our self-destructive behaviors. Some wonderful ideas and reasoned suggestions for practice here. Please read this today. (via Gwen Bell)

Seth’s Blog: Texting while working

Posted on January 31st, 2011

Seth’s Blog: Texting while working You’re competing against people in a state of flow, people who are truly committed, people who care deeply about the outcome. You can’t merely wing it and expect to keep up with them. Setting aside all the safety valves and pleasant distractions is the first way to send yourself the message that you’re playing for keeps. A public service announcement from Seth.

Link Rot « The Bygone Bureau

Posted on January 21st, 2011

Link Rot « The Bygone Bureau The web is like any other sprawling city, and maybe worse: it’s so damn rickety it’s a minor miracle it hasn’t collapsed entirely. When you link, you do so trusting that the data to which you direct your readers won’t just up and disappear into the virtual ether. Except that, inevitably, it will — the short history of the web has established that much. Fantastic post about our sometimes misplaced trust on “the cloud”. As mentioned in the post, I too think things like the Tumblr outages and the certain fall of Del.icio.us should be taken as warnings.