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Top Ten Links Week 37, Success, Hate, Twitter, Keeping Your Inner Jerk in Check, Evernote, Procrastination and more

09.20.2010 · Posted in Links, Read This

My personal select top ten links from Twitter 9/10/2010 through 9/16/2010. The best of the best and/or the most important stuff I tweeted last week.

1. YES! “The threshold at which other people will start hating on you if you succeed is very very low” -@cshirky #WWT – I attended the Women Who Tech webinar last week and it included a panel discussion by Clay Shirky and others on his post A Rant About Women. It was great, I only wish they had had twice as long to talk. It brought to mind this print from Hugh MacLeod of Gapping Void. I highly recommend his book Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity

Popularity by Hugh MacLeod

2. its why I got a Kindle! RT @mlibrarianus:The case for the dedicated e-reader: When it’s time to go off the grid This article from Steve O’Hear at Tech Crunch talks about choosing Kindle for an eReader primarily because it IS a dedicated reading device. This is essentially the same reason I ordered a Kindle and stopped lusting after an iPad.

3. wondering if I should write a post on why I don’t auto follow on twitter as a follow up to this post http://bit.ly/aVRaLJ - The post I’m referring to is How to Decide Who to Follow on Twitter. End result I decided not to write the post. I don’t auto-follow because, as I said in that post, I can not keep up with more than 250-300 people. Kudos to those who can but I can’t. Since I’ve already written about how I decide who to follow, I don’t see the need for another post.

4. 5 Compelling Reasons to Readjust Your Information Diet, and How to Do It – When I tell people I don’t watch the news they usually assume I read it online and then are shocked to find out that I just do not pay attention to the news. This post from the Positivity blog pretty much sums up why.

  1. Fear.
  2. Negativity
  3. Reinforces your old behaviour patterns.
  4. Takes up time and takes you away from what’s important in your life.
  5. Information overload that confuses your focus and decreases your ability to make decisions and get things done.

It also includes some tips how to change your information diet.

  • Replace your habit with another habit.
  • Ask yourself: is this useful?
  • Find out what you really like to do.
  • Set times for when you are allowed to watch/read.
  • Remind yourself to the reasons above when you feel like reverting to your old habit.
  • Don’t beat yourself up.

5. Be Yourself, But Keep Your Inner Jerk in Check I loved The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchin Rubin so after reading it I subscribed to her blog to help keep me on track. When I saw her interview with Bob Sutton, author of  The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, it was like chocolate and peanut butter. I love Bob’s book and think all managers should be required to read it and that everyone should live by the principles in it.  Go read the interview then go buy the two books I mentioned above plus Sutton’s latest title Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst

6. RT @theREALwikiman: [New Post, by me] 5 ways to make life easier with Evernote – Ned Potter covers some great uses for Evernote. Dont’ forget you can also use Evernote to track online mentions of you or your library

7. WORD. RT @chrisbrogan: The status quo will never willingly hand over the reins. – just a nice reminder :-)

8. great post by Andy, will comment later when not so tired Technology, Reflection, and the Good Life - I think the key to all things is moderation. You should take time off all things, I don’t know why people keep signaling out technology

9. RT @gretchenrubin: 7 Tips for Avoiding Procrastination. Without Delay is the Easiest Way

  1. Do it first thing in the morning.
  2. If you find yourself putting off a task that you try to do several times a week, try doing it EVERY day, instead.
  3. Have someone keep you company.
  4. Make preparations, assemble the proper tools.
  5. Commit. We’ve all heard the advice to write down your goals.
  6. First things first. That is, make sure you don’t use little tasks to push off big tasks.
  7. Reflect on the great feeling you’ll get when you’ve finished.

10. If you work in a library & don’t know what First Sale Doctrine & EULAs are, read this. Affects library digital content.via @TheLiB – read it.

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