Open Thinkering


5 interesting productivity-related resources I’ve come across recently

You may have noticed that other blogs pad out their content with Delicious or Diigo auto-posts. It’s sad to see the social media equivalent of tumbleweeds when you come across a homepage filled with such ‘content’. I’m not into that at all – indeed I usually unsubscribe from the RSS feed of such blogs.

The opposite of auto-blogging is curation. I’ve been using Licorize to turn bookmarking into projects (see my Research section) but it can do a whole lot more than that. What I’ve done below is to cherry-pick some resources relating to user outcomes and productivity for your delectation using Licorize’s ‘send draft to WordPress’ feature.

Do let me know if they’re useful. 🙂

Go Off the Grid Stress-Free with Quiet Hours [Lifehacker] “When you shut down your email or IM client so you can actually get things done, it’s easy to forget to turn them back on again. That’s likely great for the task at hand, but not so great when the boss is looking for you because she can’t find the report you were supposed to send her. Quiet Hours lets you shut down your communication apps stress-free, and automatically re-opens them after a user-defined period of time.”

The Downtime Learner theory Dean Groom on immersion by downtime. Draws on gamer theory.

WorkSnug “Connecting mobile workers to the nearest and best places to work in the major cities of the world.”

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