El antecedente en ese edificio, contó el portero, fue una serie de mensajes que aparecieron pegados en el ascensor. Pero ahora la ironía y los pases de factura pasaron a ser vía módem. "No busques mi Wi-Fi, limpiá lo que ensucia tu perro", fue uno de los que tomaron posición belicosa.
Not because they hold advanced degrees--to pay someone for merely holding a degree is naked credentialism; to believe you deserve more money because of your credential itself rather than what you do with it is to misunderstand the value of work--but because as a culture, we value the dissemination of knowledge more than the distribution of hamburgers. Or at least we say we do.
Even more interesting, at least to me, was what my fake followers did for me. My Klout score almost instantly shot up. I was not impressed by that until I realized that Microsoft's search engine, Bing, collaborates with Klout, so that a higher Klout score put me higher on Bing's search results. My completely fake numbers on one platform had a very real effect on a completely different service.
Over time, I also started seeing an increase in the number of my actual followers. This could be because Twitter started pushing out more notifications to its users. It could also be a factor of perceived credibility. When a stranger viewed my profile, my large number of followers made me look more credible.
After a few months, some of my fake followers began disappearing. But my total number of followers has continued to grow. In a way, what I did was effectively optimize my social media account. Perhaps acquiring that chunk of followers gave me enough of a bump to start feeding organic growth.
Despite this beautiful life, at times I find myself profoundly unhappy. I constantly set career targets for myself and feel unsatisfied until I publish in whatever journal or with whatever publisher I aspire to. If my colleagues hit these targets before I do, I feel jealous and question my abilities.
... España muestra una distribución dual de su población por niveles de cualificación informática. Por una parte, tiene un porcentaje muy alto de personas con un nivel equivalente al analfabetismo, un 33% de la población de 16 a 74 años. Son diez puntos menos que en el inicio de la crisis, en 2007, y casi en la media de la UE-28.
Y también ha alcanzado una proporción muy alta de personas con un nivel informático elevado: un 35%, 7 pp más que al inicio de la crisis, y muy por encima de la media de la UE-28, a niveles similares a los países escandinavos.
The root of behavior change and building better habits is your identity. Each action you perform is driven by the fundamental belief that it is possible. So if you change your identity (the type of person that you believe that you are), then it's easier to change your actions.
This is why I advocate starting with incredibly small actions (small votes still count!) and building consistency. Use the 2-Minute Rule to get started. Follow the Seinfeld Strategy to maintain consistency. Each actions becomes a small vote that tells your mind, "Hey, I believe this about myself." And at some point, you actually will believe it.
The ability to openly share and discuss a criticism in a space that is totally open. The irony of the post is that technology was used in an anonymous way from someone who was not willing to be brave enough to address Jimmy in person. If you think about it, people dehumanize one another, not technology. We have to always remember that on the other end of that Twitter, YouTube, Facebook account is a person, and when we choose to use technology in such a manner, we do more harm than any social media account ever could.
Lastly, I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it's one I fear the educators are losing. The result could be disastrous, but that's a theme for a whole set of blog posts.