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.
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 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.
You're reading a blog post that I made by using the Otter.AI speech-to-text service. Others have done that before--this time I've got a second brain working to create this post, thanks to David Vargas (above).
I TEACH JOURNALING to Media Writing students and for the next three years I plan to enhance that creative process with a few specific tips. One is to require a double spread page of speech bubbles and another task is to show a page that emerges from text input on a keyboard. I believe the Media Writing Journals I will review will have greater creative content at the end of the semester.
PROPS TO THE KINZEN team for showing me how to fight an infodemic during the pandemic. Throughout my lockdown days, I've been a regular reader of curated content from Kinzen. I've avoided disinformation campaigns and learned to recognise dangerous content well before my online friends.
I'VE LEARNED A LOT from reviewing content I keep inside Readwise. I occasionally share items from my Readwise as Twitter Fleets. Today I'm starting to review items I've highlighted that Readwise exported to me as a short summary. I think these are some of my Readwise Favorites. I'm trying to see whether these items also appear in content I swipe and review in the Readwise app.