Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

mediated perceptions

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “For years, a small hand lettered sign hung on the West wall of McLuhan’s Centre for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. It read, ‘The important thing is to acquire perception, though it… Read more »

I heard the news today …

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” —David Bohm, via @cogden @jhagel — “If you don’t follow the news you’re surprisingly good at estimating the views of… Read more »

mindful finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A writer ought not to be an opinion-machine … The job of the writer is to make us see the world as it is, full of many different claims and parts and experiences.” —Susan Sontag… Read more »

our mediated lives

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Can we all please stop using Medium now? “Just so we are clear. Medium takes your content, rolls it up into a pretty SEO friendly package for themselves and sells it. Oh, and turns… Read more »

a decade of finds

I started Friday’s Finds in May 2009 as an attempt to capture what I was finding on Twitter, as I had joined that platform in December 2007. I felt that I was making a lot of connections but at that time it was difficult to search and retrieve tweets.  So I started curating weekly compilations…. Read more »

movements and rackets

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” ―Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time @EskoKilpi — “When managers think about diversity they typically look for… Read more »

fahrenheit friday

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Nobody listens anymore. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me, I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have… Read more »

debunking

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “A body of men, holding themselves accountable to nobody, ought not to be trusted by any body.” —Thomas Paine 1737-1809 “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a… Read more »

elites are bad

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @chriscorrigan — “Elites are bad: to the left, elites are those with money. To the right, elites are those with education. Successful people are good: to the right, those with money are successful. To… Read more »

applied imagination

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @RitaJKing — “I advocate for calling AI applied imagination instead of artificial intelligence. We need to start thinking.” @LynnBoyden — “Why is there no place in any car for me to put my purse?”… Read more »