Twitter: “What is it good for?”

By rickColosimo / April 28, 2009 /

As someone who’s only more recently adopted Twitter as a tool, building on top of multiple blogs, Facebook, and LinkedIn, I’ve been consistently faced with two questions: Is there a specific model for using twitter that makes the most of the tool? How can folks following hundreds (thousands!) of people get anything done other than…

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Use self-BCC to tame your sent folder

By rickColosimo / April 2, 2009 /

Over on Simplifying Complexity, I recently doubled one of our software bounties from $250 to $500. Here’s a deeper background on the topic: Unlike people who use their sent items folder as a giant bucket to keep track of things they sent to people, I prefer to BCC myself and then file the actual email I…

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Deflect “pre-distractions” before they steal focus

By rickColosimo / March 27, 2009 /

Lifehacker recently highlighted a “tangent log” idea from another writer. I thought the concept sounded familiar and realized that my colleague Pierre has long included the “Add to to-do list” page as part of the journal he discusses in his “Accomplishing More with Less” workshops. I’m slowly migrating toward using a paper journal (Moleskine Ruled…

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