These are my links for May 7th through May 8th:
- How Little Do Users Read? (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) – From Jakob Nielsen: Why it is important to keep your text short and simple. From the article: “On the average Web page, users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average visit; 20% is more likely.”
- Can You Become a Creature of New Habits? – New York Times – From the article: “…brain researchers have discovered that when we consciously develop new habits, we create parallel synaptic paths, and even entirely new brain cells, that can jump our trains of thought onto new, innovative tracks.”
- Recruiting 3.0: Web Advances Change the Landscape – Interesting workforce recruiting article from WSJ: “Advances in technology make the way jobs are found and filled online distinctly different from just a few years ago.”
- Human Resources 2.0 – HR World – Arrrrrrgggghhhh!! Enough with the “2.0” monikers! I suppose the title is inevitable and Jennifer McAdams does a fast pass at Web 2.0 without discussing the obvious HR issues of privacy, transparency, and possible worker productivity drops.
- List of Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing Examples – Best practices – Open innovation and crowdsourcing – Great list of crowdsourcing and open innovation projects and resources.
- Techdirt: Ideas Are Everywhere… So Why Do We Limit Them? – Mike Masnick’s thoughts on the Gladwell article (below). He hits the nail on the head by defining: “Innovation isn’t idea generation. Innovation is taking an idea and making it do something useful.”
- Annals of Innovation: In the Air: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker – Very interesting New Yorker article from Malcom Gladwell on how “the history of science is full of ideas that several people had at the same time.” Has great implication for the theory of diversity being a primary driver of innovation.
- Wirearchy :: Retrospective on KM and the Impact of Web 2.0 – “…it’s always useful to look back every once in a while, if only to see how far and fast (or not) we’ve come since this Web thing started to penetrate more deeply and spread more widely into the workplace.”