The Joy of Missing Out: Best Links of the Week
Here are some of my favourite recent links on technology, relationships, habits and presence:
1. What The Way You Use Your Phone Says About You, Because Our Habits Speak Volumes
Researchers at Temple University polled 91 undergrads about how often they use their phones to check their social media feeds, interact with friends, and generally browse the Internet. What they found spoke greatly to what phone usage actually says about your personality type and behavioural habits. Read on to figure out where you fall on the spectrum.
2. Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
I am a huge fan of this organization and their resources to unplug and play, ad-free buses, and more. Click here to check it out.
Passing on wisdom is part of a parent's job, but it's not often that these lessons are shared in a Q and A, where the child is doing the asking. As part of The Huffington Post's #TalkToMe campaign, one of my best friends, HuffPost Canada Parents editor Kristy Woudstra gets quizzed by her 10-year-old daughter. "Is it weird asking me these questions?" Woudstra asks at one point. "A little bit," Rory answers. It's weird, but worth it. Watch the video, you'll see what I mean.
4. Computers in Classrooms a Scandalous Waste
“I’ve seen so many schools with limited budgets spending a disproportionate amount of their money on technology that doesn’t really bring any measurable, or non-measurable, benefits. Schools have spent hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars on interactive whiteboards, digital projectors, and now they’re all being jettisoned.’’ Click here to read the article.
5. Let's Make Dinner Matter
If you could choose anyone to have dinner with, who would you choose? Watch this light and thoughtful video about who and what really matters.
Talk to you in two weeks! In the meantime, I'm off to beautiful British Columbia for the Canadian Internet Marketing Conference where I'll be speaking to 650 digital leaders about being technically productive and privately peaceful.
Have a great week,