As I float along in the the ocean of online information, these links have managed to hold my attention over the past week or so.
Lead Read: The ‘Busy’ Trap:
“Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.”
- The new role of today’s front page as a third draft of history: This article looked at how newspapers laid out their fronts to showcase the healthcare ruling:
“Why did our headlines seem to presume that most readers hadn’t been anywhere near Twitter, television or the radio at all during the preceding 20 to 24 hours?”
- How to make boring things interesting on video: Five tips, plus a “Should you really make that video?” flowchart.
- Make your team more innovative, instantly: Explains an office exercise that can help create a culture of innovation. Would be interesting to see this in play at the Daily; as the article says, “brainstorming meetings” aren’t the way to come up with creative ideas.
- Kids & Career: 5 Ways to Have it All. Yeah!
- YouTube Beauty Tutorial is a Powerful Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign.
- News Cat Gifs! Every journalist’s new favorite tumblr.
(Note: This blog has been pretty vacant lately, but I’m going to try to bring it back to life. This type of list is a format I might play around with. Love it? Hate it? Let me know.)