Tag: digital lifestyle

WARNING: Consuming crap kills content marketing

March 27th, 2016   •   2 comments   

social addict photo

Courtesy of JanDix

Guilty pleasures. That’s something many of us suffer from. Especially when it comes to consuming online content.

We scroll through never-ending feeds of the sizzling and sensational. From celebrity confessions, adorably cute animals, to gruesome murders, religious riots and the latest episode of “Who should we publicly shame today?”
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How I Practice Un-Digital Parenting

February 14th, 2016   •   1 comment   


Do you know that Safer Internet Day fell on 9 February this year?

Yep, that’s the second day of the Lunar New Year. Which was pretty cool because it resulted in a lot more positive posts online – photos of families and friends resplendent in their new clothes, mouth-watering food pics, and lots of good cheer.
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Online Consumer Behaviours – Insights from a Psychologist

January 25th, 2015   •   2 comments   

Online Consumer Behaviours - Insights from a Psychologist Nathalie Nahai the web psychologist (courtesy of Waggener Edstrom)

Do people behave differently online and offline? What makes us so addicted to Facebook, email and Twitter?

In an interesting podcast episode of Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation, web psychologist Nathalie Nahai, author of the book Webs of Influence, revealed how online platforms, mobile technologies and social networks converge to influence consumer behaviours.
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Stop Consuming! Start Creating!

August 6th, 2014   •   no comments   

If Snoopy can do it, so can you! (source of image)

Our greatest enemy isn’t sugar, fat or empty calories. Rather, it is the overflowing rivers of content streaming from our handheld devices, laptops and television screens.

Swirling on our smartphones like endless puffs of cotton candy, those pleasurable bits of videos, photos, text, and comics can gobble up hours of our time. Along the way, our attention spans are also torn to shreds.
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Living in the Age of Context

July 2nd, 2014   •   no comments   

Shel Israel and Robert Scoble (courtesy of Thomas Hawk)

What are the greatest forces shaping our tech-enabled lives?

Give up? Well, why not ask social media “godfathers” Robert Scoble and Shel Israel? Authors of the legendary book Naked Conversations (aka the book which got me hooked on blogging), the two gentlemen got together with Mitch Joel on his podcast to talk about their recent book Age of Context.

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Are You Trapped in Your Filter Bubble?

June 10th, 2014   •   2 comments   

Are you trapped in your filter bubble
Courtesy of brainpickings.org

Are you seeing the same old posts on Facebook? Or stumbling across uncannily accurate ads that scare the wits out of you?

Well, beware of the filter bubble. It can narrow your world view, limit your exposure to new and innovative ideas, and reinforce negativity. Unlike other bubbles, this one doesn’t burst unless you make special provisions to change the way you behave online.

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Generation Like – The World of Teens and Social Media

May 21st, 2014   •   1 comment   

Generation Like - The World of Teens and Social Media
Courtesy of Huffington Post

What do we call the kids these days who thrive on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter?

How about Generation Like – a term coined by author, cyber-culture czar and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff.
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Mothernist – Helping Mothers Cope with Modern Living

January 1st, 2014   •   1 comment   

Life in a modern city can be hectic and stressful. Especially if you’re a working mother trying to balance multiple roles – career/business, caregiver, mother, wife, and friend.

The tremendous strain of continually juggling numerous balls may also result in the deterioration of one’s mental, spiritual and emotional health.

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Our Love-Hate Relationships with Our Phones

November 3rd, 2013   •   1 comment   

Courtesy of Business News Daily

At work or play, in sickness or in health, there is always something close to our bodies.

Want to guess what that is?

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Connected Consumers and the Future of Business

July 28th, 2013   •   no comments   

Courtesy of What’s The Future of Business (illustration by Hugh Macleod)

Business as usual isn’t going to cut it anymore. Not with the rise of Generation-C.

According to renowned thinker Brian Solis (love his work!), Gen-C individuals spend an inordinate amount of time online and live a large fraction of their lives accessing information and interacting with others on the Internet.
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