On October 5th, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook Product Manager, testified to Congress on Facebook and Instagram’s complicity in each one of our interactions with those services. This testimony ( which is further contextualized by MIT Technology Review) illustrated how Facebook’s algorithms essentially cause division and danger to our (and…
It was a Saturday morning 10+ years ago. As I looked across the table, I realized that it was over. I had lost because my opponent was playing a game predicated on a new understanding of the world, and I was still playing the same old game. …
This is the second article in my series “So you want to make an app ?!?!”. The first article can be found here:
I recently talked to a musician friend of mine. He was having trouble getting stand-in musicians for various gigs that he had booked.
“What I need is…
Index Cards. I know a guy who keeps every idea that he has in boxes of index cards. He keeps a stack with him everywhere he goes and writes things down when things come to him. Then he drops them into their respective boxes.
This is commonly called the zettelkasten method. Have you considered the Tools for Thought genre (i.e. Roam, Obsidian, Notion)? I wrote about why use a PKM here: https://medium.com/illumination/youre-thinking-about-your-pkm-all-wrong-3b11f4be46c4, would appreciate your thoughts
Schools are sadly shackled to tradition. I have been teaching for 35 years, and my job today is more like it was in 1987 than it is different. We still go to school roughly from September through May, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. …
Do you think that the past year or remote school and students coming back worse off might allow some educators to adopt something like this?
We cannot change the input and the reward but it is possible to change the routine to break out of the loop we fell into.
I wonder if you can use this to help detect feedback loops and identify those things that you need to break ... maybe its a chrome extension that you use when you visit the same site too much.
I’ve been writing on Medium for about a year. This will be my 26th or 27th article (depending on publication dates). My readership numbers have been slowly growing, but something strange happened in August. My numbers quintupled.
Last month will be the first month that I earned $50 on Medium…
About a month ago, I used Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing to publish my “Building Your Personal Metadata Journal,” an analog tool to help people start building their second brain. It was a big step for me in my creator journey. …
Due to this ever changing media landscape, more information is available than ever before. There is more information on any given topic than any one person can store. Convergence culture allows for collective intelligence. In other words, the total sum of intelligence of all the members in a given community. When this knowledge is pooled together, it is far more powerful than previous learning environments.…
The Chass Lounge
For a long time I thought that a shared Zeitgeist was impossible with the multitude of media ... with PKMs, the data of a group (even just the media inputs) can be easily shared and people can create their own connections. I put together the first part of the work here: https://medium.com/geekculture/books-and-hulu-starting-your-own-zeitgeist-with-roam-research-30580751596a. Would be interested on hearing your thoughts on what the next steps would be?
In order to keep ideas more easy and thorough, Nebula now supports image, audio, video, sketch, link, text, location as a data source, and will extend for more.
This is where I think we really fall down. The problem is that images and audio are hard to search for later, though Transformers are changing how we do things. Are you applying any NLP/ML/OCR to catalogue those types of notes?