At it’s core I think crowdsourceing is slowly fueling the biggest democratic movement in history – this time not invented by the Greeks, but by the Geeks – as I think Jennifer Pahlka put it. To be a citizen in the new world you will have to participate – because “goverment is what we do together” in a democracy.
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With all your good intensions of burdening your fellow humans with less email, and spending less of your valuable time on automated emails – ever wonder how you’re really doing? Well I did, and here’s my numbers: I dealt with 7,479 emails this year!
PS: More cool stuff from the guy who made it poofytoo.tumblr.com
GTD is simple, yet often complicated to explain to newcomers and hard to practice. I usually find, that when explaining GTD to people – I always start with Inbox Zero – since Inbox Zero was the real eyeopener that changed my (work) life and really opened my eyes to all the benefits of Getting Things Done. But why is Inbox Zero such a good way into GTD? Well read on…
One of the greatest achievements we can have from developing online tools and ways we act online is the way we will be able to provide cheap lifelong learning for everybody. But we need to be able to act without fear of having a history online that will be used against us.
Email has become what future generations will refer to as the digital plague. It may not kill us physically, but it will stress us down, and burn our brain cells in a toxic steam of stress hormons.