MY FIRST EXPOSURE to snippets of knowledge on a screen came to me via Scripting News written by Dave Winer. Twenty years later, [nuggets] of information drop onto my mobile screens through apps like Feedly, Inoreader, and Readwise.
I CHANNELED MOST of my attention to trusted voices throughout the COVID-19 phase of my life. Those voices often appeared in the apps on the second screen of my phone (above). Jamie Knightley points out that during the same time period, COVID redefined the value and influence of traditional PR.
THE REPORTING OF more than 600 daily cases of Covid-19 for the first time since late April was a “cause of concern”, the chief medical officer warned today, the same day we were notified by a close contact that she had COVID. A few hours later, a text message offered us a tracking number to be used when we presented to take our COVID tests a few miles away.
I'm working with conversational glue at the end of June 2021. I made an audio clip while reflecting on things I've done that are going to stay with me long after the annual audiomo challenge passes into the next year.
The most import thing I learned in this 11th year of audiomo is that there are dimensions of communications that are more constructive when they have a community building dynamic. In this case, the self-organising community of audiomo binds together by a conversational glue.
I met up with Josh O’Farrell Hurley using Zoom during audiomo, a monthly social audio challenge. We created two video clips, one for Twitter that also went to Josh’s Soundcloud account and another for Flickr. The one for Twitter was similar to a clip Ray Garraud and Ernie Hartley made using their Backpack Studio app. You can also create threaded audio commentary by using Limor or Swell.
I HAVE HUNDREDS of newspaper clippings and Moleskine journals that must be folded into my ORCID profile. So I am using up to an hour a day culling old records and inserting materials into my online researcher profile.
I'm listening to Daniel Schimpke while trying to reduce my tool stack for my Personal Knowledge Management setup. The goal is to make it simple and create value for my own content creation. Here are some things I'm reviewing while planning to build a second brain.
Using @readwiseio while reading anything on paper a paper book so I can digitise at source instead of adding to my stash. Readwise will give me quotes on a daily basis, helping me remember things that have real value.
Capture. Organise. Distill. Express.
PARA: Projects. Areas. Resources. Archives.
I must tame my downloads folder. It is the primary source of information bloatage.
Groom notes so they make sense to my daughter in 20 years time.
Prefix the notes you add to a page with a full stop because that triggers @Readwiseio to inject a tag to the note.
Visit my archives because when they are dusted off in regular intervals, they uncover truly actionable messages.
Share part of your flow with members of a small group. I call my special group 4C.
In the morning, I ask myself what was the top takeaway of the previous day. I'm restarting this process as part of my Topgold Audio Clips.