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This blog rounds up my posts from around the web, including for the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and Medium.

Learn to listen online by lurking silently on one social network

Today's practice:  Practice your listening skills by choosing one social network where you'll pay active attention, but not actually contribute. My friend Jason Mogus likes to say that we teach what we need to learn. I have long taken this as the single best...

Learning about online graffiti from bathroom graffiti

Today's practice: When you find an online comment or contribution that truly annoys you, put it on your desktop or bulletin board. It's your own personal classroom for learning about difference, and practicing tolerance. When companies, organizations or individuals...

Learning about online graffiti from bathroom graffiti

Today's practice: When you find an online comment or contribution that truly annoys you, put it on your desktop or bulletin board. It's your own personal classroom for learning about difference, and practicing tolerance. When companies, organizations or individuals...

Learning about online graffiti from bathroom graffiti

Today's practice: When you find an online comment or contribution that truly annoys you, put it on your desktop or bulletin board. It's your own personal classroom for learning about difference, and practicing tolerance. When companies, organizations or individuals...

What is an ebook? 6 questions about the future of books

Tonight Emily Carr students presented 5 ebook prototypes developed over the course of this semester in an ebook design course. As the students presented their work, and members of the local business, tech and creative communities responded to them, it was clear that...

The 6 great tech religions, and how to resist them

It's Friday night again: time for good Jews to light their sabbath candles, or  in our family's religious tradition, to feel vaguely guilty for not even thinking of it. We lead highly secular lives, not because we're techno-centric geeks, but in spite of it. For all...

Got a pregnant friend? There could be an app for that.

If you have never been more than 39 weeks pregnant, you may be under the impression that the human gestation period lasts 40 weeks. Hah!  40 weeks, it turns out, is kind of a rough overage. Some babies need to cook for a bit longer. Some babies need to cook a bit...

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