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It’s that time again…it seems to work OK if I save stuff to Read It Later and then run through what I’ve saved at the weekend. Some stuff gets saved elsewhere, mainly to Evernote, but quite a lot just gets marked as read – not as useful after only a couple of days have past.
Read It Later haul now down to 19 pages – hope to clear this before the year is out! Then I can move onto springcleaning Evernote.
I seem to be turning into a Boagworld fangirl – the guest post on Law Marketing Geek is a great overview of preparing for a website redesign, but I do wonder where the budget for all that comes from. The second series of the podcast has been looking at the redesign of the Boagworld website itself, which as well as offering practical tips, as in the latest episode on analytics, has given me some insights into how developers think. Or maybe how men think : P Ironically I don’t actually go to the site much as new content pops up in my feedreader, but it looks fresh, if displaying a limited amount of content on a netbook.
Some meetings leave no digital traces, some leave a trail of predominantly social tweets…as ever I am am just not convinced by the value of tweets as a method of knowledge transfer. A report on LIKE30 looks at the process of oral knowledge transfer – the complexity described kind of makes the point for me. And yes, I picked up the report from the event hashtag. [PS, 31 Oct: Virginia Henry’s report gives some examples of the shelf life and value of some knowledge/information transmitters. Here’s one from me: Twitter = low value, short life).
On a similar theme, an infographic on notetaking techniques offers some insights on recording and retaining information:
- only 10% of a talk may last in your memory, but if you take and review notes you can recall about 80%
- notetaking systems (who knew?) include the Cornell System with a cue column and notetaking and summaries areas, the outline system and the flow based system
- writing vs typing – writing engages your brain while you form and connect letters helping you retain more - typing gives a greater quantity of notes
Both the above may have some relevance for how to go about liveblogging/tweeting.
And finally, also in infographics corner, there’s an interesting look at how tablets are being used to consume news.
- Danegeld links 17-23 October (danegeld.dk)
- Danegeld links 10-14 October: 1 in 40 plus Middelfart (danegeld.dk)