"geek life" entries

Don't blame the information for your bad habits

Clay Johnson on info overload vs. info overconsumption.

Clay Johnson, author of "The Information Diet," says information consumption, not the information itself, is what needs to be managed.

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Open question: How should you correct a bad tweet?

Twitter errors are inevitable, but a correction standard has yet to take hold.

We've all tweeted bad links or made spelling errors, and many of us live with the horror of launching a private message into the public Twitter commons. But how do you correct those mistakes?

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Open question: What's the point of inbox zero?

An attempt at understanding the deeper meaning of an empty inbox.

I have more than 10,000 unread messages in my inbox, and I think I'm okay with that. But am I missing something by not pursuing "inbox zero"?

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