Posts Categorized: Friday’s Finds

friday power

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. [some links are to the complete Twitter thread] “If you never change your mind, why have one?” —Edward de Bono — via @stiggylou “I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of… Read more »

system views

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The ingenuity of the average worker is sufficient to outwit any system of controls devised by management.” —Douglas McGregor, via @flowchainsensei Stephen Downes — “If we can be programmed even a little, what does that… Read more »

friday fuel

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so they believe they are clever as he.” —Karl Kraus “They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing… Read more »

hoary myths and mindfulness

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “It is sobering to realize that words written long ago in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, based on opinion, intuition, and prejudice, can so overwhelmingly outweigh scientific observational evidence and the logic and language of mathematics.”… Read more »

technology, economics, and behaviour

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “We are creatures of habit. Technologies are teachers of habit.” —@amicusadastra “States fail when they cannot distinguish fools from serious men.” —Antisthenes via @sentantiq “I believe it was Arthur C. Marx who said that any… Read more »

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 »