Monday, December 31, 2012

simulation experiences

Starting as early as the 1970s, some cognitive psychologists, philosophers, and linguists suggested that—instead of abstract symbols—meaning might really be something much more closely intertwined with our real experiences in the world, with the bodies that we have.

If meaning is based on our experiences in our particular bodies in the particular situations we’ve dragged them through, then meaning could be quite personal. This in turn would make it variable across people and across cultures. 

embodied simulation hypothesis discussed in scientificamerican.com article

We use our brains to simulate percepts and actions without actually perceiving or acting.


introceptive awareness

Link to the story:

The Brain's Ability to Look Within: A Secret to Well-Being
http://www.creativitypost.com/psychology/the_brains_ability_to_look_within_a_secret_to_well_being

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

blog impact

The mobile phone is growing in use as the first point of impact on the Internet for people. The "first screen" so to speak. The challenge of creativity is growing too. Traffic is decreasing just a bit for blog exposure. Blogs need to make the move to mobile.

I am starting to think of my blogs as the "others" for communicating.

Source article from businessgrow.com


Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

9 beliefs you need

Link to story:

9 Beliefs You Need to Succeed at Anything
http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/12/26/9-beliefs-you-need-to-succeed-at-anything/

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

social media ninja

Don't be overwhelmed by social media.

Link to the story:
How To Be A Social Media Ninja: Best Dojo Success
http://smallbiztrends.com/2012/12/social-media-ninja-book-review.html

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Friday, December 21, 2012

universe

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ―Albert Einstein

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ―Nikola Tesla

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ―Nikola Tesla

The mind does not live in the brain but passes through the brain. The Law of Attraction is the phrase, "like attracts like."   The Law of Attraction is the modern name for Metaphysics. Why isn't Metaphysics taught more? Plainly, those certain entities who wanted to maintain control over the masses, didn't want the science of personal power getting out. Governments and religions especially.

If people knew that, they will decide for themselves. People would one day not feel content to contribute to society in small ways. They might wish to create their own!

DO the things in life you feel. Focus on what you have and be grateful. Have a willingness to feel grateful. Use the power of your imagination to create what you want in life. Create castles.

The Law of Attraction is the Universe. I know... not easy to put our thoughts around, but the Universe in energy. Energy that vibrates constantly. Creating always. We simply put our thoughts towards that energy to create what we wish to attract.

Shift your focus. Focus on the solution. Focusing on the solution is taking positive action.


Shifting focus causes positive action.




Thursday, December 20, 2012

content revolution

Visuals. We are attracted to visuals. Online marketing is making a rapid shift to visuals. Why? Because they work. Social networks like Facebook and Pinterest are giving visuals the center stage. Photos and images get 53% more likes on Facebook.

Instagram passes Twitter for daily active mobile users in August 2012.

Create original content.

Hubspot source story. Infographic

Using social media content to help your business isn't new.  Blog shares, social posts and page views is now "typical" marketing. You need that something extra to spruce up your content.

Summary of 6 items that will help:

  1. Don't try something new. Study your analytics.
  2. Surprise people. Strong emotion is key.
  3. Nail your headline. Study has shown over 25% of web traffic came from social media referrals.
  4. Don't tell me; show me. Pinterest is a big source for publishers.
  5. Enable your blog to market your content. Tailor the recommendations.
  6. Don't forget about SEO. Include keyword research.
6 tips to creating content from Hubspot is the source article.


Friday, December 14, 2012

pursuing literary immortality

Link to the story:

Pursuing literary immortality illuminates how the mind works
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121213151442.htm

The imagery. 
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

women of cia

Link to the Story:
Bergen: The real women of the CIA
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/13/opinion/bergen-feminist-epic/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7
The search for bin Laden. The movie Zero Dark Thirty.

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phosphorus

A Genius Investor Thinks Billions Of People Are Going To Starve To Death — Here's Why

Link to story:

Investor Jeremy Grantham recently published a startlingly depressing piece about the future of humanity. Have the number of people on Earth finally outstripped the planet's ability to support us?

View full story at http://www.businessinsider.com/peak-phosphorus-and-food-production-2012-12

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Growing population and growing food.

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Friday, December 07, 2012

science think

The basic process organization is planned out. Illustrate it with examples. Show the scientific discovery. Tell the results and reflect on human activity. We think like scientists everyday.

Link to How to Think Like a Scientist by Chad Orzel.


Read Darwin too!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

the unequaled medium


The novel turned inside-out. Samuel Fuller said what makes a good story is a good story.

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-neuroscience-of-your-brain-on-fiction.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

mashable

Welcome to the New Mashable: http://bit.ly/WGZSko

Content. News. Social media.


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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

revolution and surveillance

Julian Assange, said the Internet can make revolution possible. There is cost however.

Link to the story:

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/02/julian_assange_the_web_can_create_revolutions_or_jail_revolutionaries/

Millions of people are able to come to a fast consensus. Technique - a systematized interaction.




global vastness

Why Do We Call Everything 'Interesting'?

What scales of judgment are used when considering global vastness?

To deem something "interesting" is to promise to return to it. It's a judgment that doesn't really say anything, beyond forestalling that judgment, like a "sticky note" amid an endless wash of data.

View full story at http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/11/sianne_ngai_s_our_aesthetic_categories_zany_cute_interesting_reviewed.html

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50,000 new hires

Amazon's Robotic Future: A Work In Progress



For all the anxiety over robots coming to take jobs, there are still limitations to what they can do—or what they can do well.

View full story at http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-30/amazons-robotic-future-a-work-in-progress

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hypersonic flight

Hypersonic Flight 'Breakthrough' Could Have Us In Tokyo By Lunch



A British company declares, with all due humility,that it has made "the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion technology since the invention of the jet engine."

View full story at http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/11/reaction-engines-hypersonic/

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twitter wins out

'Why I Love Twitter And Barely Tolerate Facebook'



"I'm optimistic and delighted every time I open up Twitter on my browser, while Facebook is something I only click on once or twice a day and always with a small sense of dread."

View full story at https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/52a20d7a17de

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Twitter is loaded with info. Sure is a help to get up-to-date with world events.

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video stays on YouTube

Judge Refuses To Order 'Innocence Of Muslims' Off YouTube


An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests against the United States across the Muslim world lost on Friday her second legal bid to force the video off YouTube.

View full story at http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/01/us-protests-lawsuit-idUSBRE8B003W20121201

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Decision will be appealed.

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65 digital media resources

Link to the story:

65Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
http://mashable.com/2012/11/17/digital-media-resources-60/

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Saturday, December 01, 2012