Types of cognitive bias

The race to the bottom begins when what you think you know, you know. I am once again reminded of this Seth Godin quotes from All Marketers Are Liars: The best stories don’t teach people anything new. Instead, the best stories agree with what the audience already believes and makes the members of the audience […]

Blame the humans, not the bots, for retweeting false news

According to research done by data scientists at MIT, it is humans, not bots, which disseminate false news. The study began with the 2013 Boston bombings when Twitter spread inaccurate rumors about the aftermath of the events. The three authors of the study then took it upon themselves to dig deeper into the fake news […]

Working against attention residue

Going to work to answer emails won’t make you a better emailer, just as another five minutes on Twitter won’t improve your social networking game. Email, Twitter, and incoming messages drain our cognitive fitness. Continuous partial attention fragments our mind and impedes deep thought, which is at the core of doing meaningful work. How are we alive […]