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IdenDﬁed key blogs and Twi<er users in each issue area Scans and reads every morning and picks out best Summarizes arDcle in a tweet Writes for Huﬃngton Post Helps him do his work Feeds a network with quality content Engages with aligned partners Tweets best of best
1. When you start curaDng
informaDon, does it make you feel anxious? 2. When you are seeking informaDon to curate, have you ever forgo<en what it was in the ﬁrst place you wanted to accomplish? 3. Do you add links to your Scoop.It or other collecDons without reading and thinking and annotaDng the arDcle? 4. Do you experience frustraDon at the amount of informaDon you need to process daily? 5. Do you sit at your computer for longer than 30 minutes at a Dme without gejng up to take a break? 6. Do you constantly check (even in the bathroom on your mobile phone) your email, Twi<er, Scoop.It or other online service? 7. Is the only Dme you're oﬀ line is when you are sleeping? 8. Do you feel that you open cannot concentrate? 9. Do you get anxious if you are oﬄine for more than a few hours? 10. Do you ﬁnd yourself easily distracted by online resources that allow you to avoid other, pending work? Self-‐Knowledge Is The First Step A few quick assessment quesDons Add up your score: # of YES answers
Source: LulumonathleDca Mindful Online………………………………………………………..Need Help Now What’s Your A]en.on Focusing Score?
• Understand your goals and
prioriDes and ask yourself at regular intervals whether your current acDvity serves your higher priority. • NoDce when your a<enDon has wandered, and then gently bringing it back to focus on your highest priority • SomeDmes in order to learn or deepen relaDonships -‐-‐ exploring from link to link is permissible – and important. Don’t make a<enDon training so rigid that it destroys ﬂow. Source: Howard Rheingold NetSmart What does it mean to manage your a]en.on while your curate?
Manage Your A<enDon, Not Just
Your Time Visualize on Paper Establish Rituals ReﬂecDon Manage Electronic DistracDons Manage Physical Space Just Say No A Few Tips
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One Minute of Silence: What is one idea that you can put into prac.ce next week? Write down on an index card Raﬄe!
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