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Video: Social media, politics & the future of think tanks

October 26, 2011

Last month I had the opportunity to be part of a terrific day-long discussion on the future of think tanks, hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) as part of its 10th anniversary celebrations. I shared some of my thinking in a blog post about the future of think tanks, but CIGI also [...]

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6 solutions to the sadness of social media

September 27, 2011
man cries at his computer

Is social media making us sad? On the UK’s Channel 4 News website, Benjamin Cohen is concerned that social media is changing the nature of friendship, and has adjusted his use of social media in response: I’ve stopped sharing as much, full stop….I’m not suggesting that everyone else should do the same, but I’m suggesting [...]

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5 steps to emptying your e-mail inbox

December 27, 2010

You could get to inbox zero the way you probably have countless times before, by working your way through that pile one message at a time. That can be very time-consuming, and it also misses the great opportunity that an overflowing inbox provides: the opportunity to identify the message sources and message types that lead [...]

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How Twitter lists can keep you connected to the relationships that matter most

November 3, 2010

Social media is all about being connected, we are often told. But who are you connecting with? Answering that question is crucial to using Twitter — or any social web tool — in a way that that supports your career, enriches your relationships and expands your perspective on the world around you. It’s easy to [...]

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On Managing Information Overload and Extremely Lame Superpowers

January 12, 2010

We all struggle with information overload. If somebody would just push a button and turn off the Internet for a…

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