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July 2021 and no Twitter Audio on Android [Flickr]

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 08:27

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Twitter Audio runs on our iOS handsets but not on our Android phones.

From the Readwise app [Flickr]

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 08:24

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I like Readwise.io because it creates images from tweets I've liked.

The $3200 Pacific Chair [Flickr]

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 14:08

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Jonny Ive ordered several for the new Apple HQ in California.

Leo [Flickr]

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 05:52

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Leo, an AI assistant from Feedly, lets me track items from my feeds. Broad business and tech publications produce hundreds of articles per week. Not all those articles are relevant to the topics, companies, or products I watch. Manually filtering out the noise is overwhelming and time-consuming.

Unlike opaque recommendation engines, Leo has a set of skills that lets me define and control what is relevant.

I use Leo to track specific topics, companies, and keywords in web feeds and web alerts.

Digital Transformation and Personal Knowledge Management

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:22

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 think it's important to focus on small snippets that point into deep troughs of information. And it's most important to follow deep thinkers. I use curated lists, often powered by RSS, always cross-pollinated with suggestions of trust agents.

I've also started watching what artificial intelligence can do for me. For example, Feedly's Leo AI suggested I look at database schema.

“Creating a single source of truth for enterprise-level data is a complex, daunting, multiphase process for any organization and usually includes assessment and database schema conversion.” -- Christi M. Liebe, CIO Review

"Digital Transformation in Logistics" is an article in CIO Review that triggered a Feedly alert about personal knowledge management for me. Feedly gave me the article without any of the window dressing and also highlighted a specific paragraph that the AI thought I should read first.

Enable enterprise-level visualization and reporting.

I know it's important to have your schema sorted in order to ensure your Personal Knowledge Management system works well. In my case, it's down to hashtags in the first instance and backlinks when the content drops into Roam Research, my Zettelkasten.

This short blog post is just the tip of the PKM iceberg that we explore as part of the Masters Degree in Creative Leadership.

Bonus Link: "The insights you need to keep ahead."

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Technological University of the Shannon.]

Late night editing session [Flickr]

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 07:20

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Using Camtasia 2021.

Kahoot now runs inside Zoom [Flickr]

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 07:20

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Nice for edtech advocates.

Still COVID in Cashel [Flickr]

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 07:20

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In the summer of 2021.

When it's above 25C outside [Flickr]

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 07:20

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Kerry needs to pace herself in the summer heat.

NSO breaks iPhone Privacy [Flickr]

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:51

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But apparently not iPhones registered to the +1 calling code.

Surface with Leuchtturms [Flickr]

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:21

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During the summer break of 2021.

Contactually Buckets [Flickr]

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:21

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The app I need to integrate to my workflow twice a day.

How I was influenced during COVID

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:06

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.

Stats show in the U.S. that more than 90% of CIOs are now working closely with the C-suite to improve the customer experience (CX) and promote innovation. In my university environment, this means our IT Support staff pivoted to offer a seamless transition to a Microsoft Teams environment--possibly the most impressive iteration of electronic collaboration I have witnessed in 40 years connected to computers.

For more the past three semesters, my academic delivery revolves around Teams-based activities. For all intents and purposes, campus events and the marketing strategy surrounding them have gone digital for course updates, guest lecturers, and upskilling. No matter what traditional educators may say, this virtual essence is here to stay.

As my opening sentence suggests, I've turned my attention away from the concept of "influencers" who gush about products or events. I pivoted sharply during COVID when Instagram skewered its algorithm to favour people who were making money as brand ambassadors. I started losing contact with people who mattered. Then YouTube also changed its algorithm and pulled the DIY experts and tech reviews from the top of my YouTube daily stack. The only way I can restore a meaningful daily flow to my YouTube is by turning on notifications for individual accounts and that can result in an annoying set of pop-ups. (If this also bothers you, please let me know your work-around.)

COVID also taught me the importance of creating a stream of content in order to carry the business narrative. I've lost my discipline for regular content and need to refocus my workflow. I'm using a reliable suite of tools that give insight into who is viewing, hearing, or reading content. Taking a page from Dave Delaney, I think I will continue to use a funnel available in by Contactually by tapping into buckets twice a day.  

Being able to look closely at who specifically has been engaging with my content helps me evaluate which messages resonate the best. As a side note, if you're reading this on my blog, you're one of 21 different people who tap into InsideView.ie once a month--thanks for stopping by.

[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Technological University of the Shannon.]

Bernie's Daily Reads [Flickr]

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 15:36

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I scraped this from the second screen of my Samsung Note 9 while thinking about how COVID changed my view of influencers.

Working Surface [Flickr]

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:50

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In the Ashgrove cabin.

Atomic Habits [Flickr]

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:49

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And Tiny Habits work too.

Cows over Rails [Flickr]

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:49

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Just before sunset in Tipperary.

Yeti at the Siding [Flickr]

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:49

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Awaiting Irish Rail at Condon's Cross.

Mia with Shadow [Flickr]

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:49

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Our loyal rehomed cat with the shredded ear.

St Declan's Way on Google Maps [Flickr]

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:44

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Planning to create and share maps for incoming American tourists after seeing St Declan's Way on Google Maps.

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