Weekly round-up (Vol. 63)
The Key to Creating Remarkable Things – The 99 Percent
The idea of doing our real work first and “reactive” work second (answering emails, getting resources for colleagues etc.) sounds like common-sense, doesn’t it? But is that really how you function day to day? Or do you spend the morning “getting ready” to knuckle down… then suddenly it’s three o’clock and time for a cup of soup? In this article, Mark McGuinness explains why doing it the right way round is so important and gives a few tips on how to make it work.
5 Handy iPhone Apps for Home Improvement – Mashable
Match colours or turn your phone into a working spirit level!
5 Online Tools for Answering Your Small Business Questions – OPEN Forum
Small business owners have millions of questions… here are five places to find useful answers from real people!
Hash: The semiology & phenomenology of hashtaggery – The New Yorker
The way Twitter’s “hash tag” use has changed over time is a pretty interesting study in human communication. If you’re into that kind of thing, this is a fascinating article on how something meant to make your tweet easier to find is now used to add layers of extra meaning to those 140 character quips. It’s changed from an entry to get to your tweet to gateways to more meaning about your tweet.
If you have no idea what a “hash tag” is, then check out this article (and another) and it might just click.
Experts Agree: Gen Y Will Not Grow Out of Social Networking – Mashable
Will we still be Facebooking when we’re 64? Most of the respondents in this study think Gen Ys won’t be giving up on social networks and “ambient broadcasting” anytime soon. What do you think?
Meet the Google Doodlers!