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We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the emptiness of the center hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
- Robert Frost
Bernhard Warner, More Evidence Shows Teens Prefer Twitter, Reddit to Facebook
Pew and Piper Jaffray research form May show Facebook fatigue is growing for teenagers.
#efemr is a service that makes Tweets time-limited. After signing up for the service — which needs access to your account to remove the time-limited tweets — efermer looks for tweets from you that have a time stamp in a hashtag — #1h (1 hour) or #5m (5 minutes) — and then deletes the tweet at the appropriate time. efermer retains the deleted tweets so that you can report, of archive.
Please take my survey, here. I’ll publish results.
It’s a social-mobile world folks…
Stowe Boyd via twitter
I build on some thoughts of Anna Carlson regarding hierarchical versus networked learning in business, and how fear can affect organizational learning:
I maintain that fear is perhaps the biggest barrier to innovation, creativity, and resilience in organizations, so the first point to draw from Carlson’s piece that work to reduce the culture of fear that exists in so many organizations.
Anna goes on:
Societally and in the media we celebrate the beauty of youth, we see this as being fresh, open, malleable, exciting and open to opportunity. Whereas old age is seen as stale, stuck in our ways. What if we adopted a youthful, open, curious mind in business?
I am reminded of one of the most powerful influences on my thinking, which is the masterpiece of Zen literature, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, which opens in this way:
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.
So, to paraphrase, we need to devise a learning culture based on the premise that we are always beginning, never finished. Each of us is constantly developing new observations, new premises, concocting new explanations for what is going on. And our business culture needs to support that, and not suppress the curiosity that animates beginner’s mind.
I know it’s satire, but still…
The new Ebay hasn’t hit my account yet, or maybe I don’t know how to get to the new, more social ebay. But it looks like a redesign based on Pinterest aesthetics:
We’ll have to see what it feels like once it’s live.
The stats on Ebay are pretty interesting: