Monthly Archives: May 2012
Celebrating 10 years of the Telstra Foundation
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I and Isabelle have just registered for the AOL Backed About.me page, I got Anthony and Isabelle using our first name only.
See here about.me/anthony
I suspect this service is fairly new and that is the only reason we secured our first name accounts.
There are plenty of features to link to all your internet presence networks and sites, but otherwise it is a good example of the KISS (Keep it Simple Sweetie) principal.
Warning: I do ask you to sign up with due consideration to the potential power you are granting this service and the insights it seems to glean from connections you may grant. No responsibility taken on my part. Perhaps just put links in your profile description before you add the services.
- I have gone on to create a matching email account (tip – image used to thwart email address harvesting from this webpage). about.me is provided through a AOL webmail account.
- So as not to loose track of email addresses and make life anymore difficult I have configured my Gmail Account to collect email from this account using POP3 and configured it to send email as – this means I need not login to this new email account at all, however I will visit it occasionally (Scheduled once a month) so they get to deliver some adds to me and I can see if any of the email accounts features have additional uses.
Why have I sown any interest in this service and email account when I can get my own email address from a number of a domains I own ? – Because once I have let a little time pass and the service seems reliable, I can use this short address on business cards and over the phone to quickly and clearly tell someone how to find me on the Internet. You try spelling my surname “Muscio” over the phone or getting people to visit SerendipityIdeas.wordpress.com
I just want it known that I am working with an intelligent bunch of people keen to develop a better understanding of Communication, Values and Frames informed by psychology just as the world leading marketing firms do to sell stuff, as well as the vested interests trying to run misinformation campaigns against climate action.
The Common Cause report has given us a heads up on how communication interacts with our values and frames. This is based on decades of research in cognitive science and psychology. The report suggests that much climate and environmental communication has been having an unintended effect. Values and frames which pull people away from engaging with solutions are being brought to the fore. This, in part, explains why campaign communication is not having the desired shift to sustainability outcomes that we are looking for.
Tom – the convener says
This study group is an initial effort to come to grips with the knowledge about values and frames, consider the ethics of communication, explore the big picture of how this knowledge is currently being used and devise a way to put the knowledge into action.
With a strong desire to apply ethics to such communication the team seems to me to be likely to produce valuable results. I will keep you informed.
It seems to be true that “Our needs expand to fill the resources available”, it is certainly true of the extra study space I was recently given, it now has me junk all over it.
Parkinson’s law is the adage first articulated by Cyril Northcote Parkinson as part of the first sentence of a humorous essay published in The Economist in 1955: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. It was later reprinted together with other essays in the book Parkinson’s Law: The Pursuit of Progress (London, John Murray, 1958).
I suppose the contrary that we leave resources we could use, unused, may also be wasteful. One thing it does is draw to our attention the normal human flexibilities that we ignore at our peril. This includes our Environmental resources. Lets not expand to fill the earths resources (if we have not already).