Biray is going deep this week with an article on mindfulness and technology. She covers the topic of mindfulness, living in the present, and ponders how we can use technology to help others achieve mindfulness. Central to her argument is the use of Twitter:
If youâ€™re introducing mindfulness to someone who has yet to fully experience it, how can you tell if what youâ€™re teaching is helping them understand the concept? Or better yet, how do you know if they are even applying its principles? You donâ€™t. Which is why I think using Twitter can be a metaphor for demonstrating both an understanding and the application of mindfulness.
This is a fascinating subject and one that is central to where we are going with how the Internet continues to encompass our lives. Its all about communication and a continuation of the telegraph to the telephone to the webpage. We are becoming more and more instant and permanent. This combination allows us to get more of our thoughts out to share with everyone else. Tools like Twitter and Facebook make it easier to organize and access this information.
What do you think? Can technology help us learn more about who we really are?
Be Fit With Biray Â» Mindful Tweets
This site is run by an open source software package called WordPress. Its really easy to use and has some great features for getting all this really important writing out to the masses. ;)
Anyway they are coming out with a new version really soon and have posted a screencast covering some of the new features.WordPress â€º Blog Â» Screencast and WordPress 2.5 RC2
The coolest one is the Gallery feature. Now instead of posting my photos to flickr and then linking to them from a post here I will be able to upload them straight into my post. This means that wordpress is handling the FTP’ing of my image files up to my host and then creating the links to them. While the current version of WordPress lets you do this the new version makes it easier with a snazzy interface that makes it feel like a desktop application. Its pretty snazzy and takes a lot of steps out of the process.
If you need help setting up a wordpress site let me know. Its dead easy.
Just got out of a really fun workshop Stop, Blog and Roll! with Biray. It was a really good intro to the subject and Biray is not only very knowledgeable about the topic but also a great presenter. She definitely has passion for blogging and getting others to do it.
This was fun because its a topic that I know a lot about and its always nice to meet others with that passion. While I still havent completely figured out what Desertstandard is about I have a refreshed energy to keep going.