Want to take control of your digital life? Start with reclaiming leisure time

You can’t take control of your digital life if you aren’t intentional about how you spend your time, argues Cal Newport. In his Nicomachean Ethics, compiled in the fourth century BC, Aristotle tackles a question as urgent then as it is today: How does one live a good life? The Ethics divides its answer across ten books. Much of the first nine focus on what Aristotle calls “practical virtues,” such as fulfilling your duties, or showing courage when faced with danger and injustice. But then, in the tenth and final book of the Ethics, Aristotle steps back from this gritted‐teeth heroic virtue and makes a radical turn in his argument: “The best and most pleasant life is the life of the intellect.” He concludes, “This life will also be the happiest.”Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2019-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times team up to fight digital fakes

Adobe, Twitter and the New York Times are tired of seeing fake media propagate, and they're teaming up to do something about it. The trio has launched a Content Authenticity Initiative that aims to create a standard for digital media attribution. I... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-11-05 00:34:00 UTC ]
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'New York Times Book Review' Adds Excerpts to Digital Reviews

The 'New York Times Book Review' will now add excerpts from the first chapter of books being reviewed to a select number of reviews it publishes digitally. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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HQ has the time of its life with Katy Brand publicity stunt

London Bridge station was brought to a standstill at lunchtime today when a professional dancer dressed as "Dirty Dancing's" Johnny Castle performed the iconic ‘(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” lift from the finale of the 1987 classic film with a London office worker, in a HQ publicity stunt to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-10 16:41:08 UTC ]
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How Life Has (and Hasn’t) Changed at Unionized Digital Media Companies

The rise of unionization in digital media is normally framed in one of two extreme ways: as an innovation-killing millstone Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-08-29 15:09:31 UTC ]
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‘It definitely adds more complexity’: How life has (and hasn’t) changed at unionized digital media companies

The collective bargaining agreements ratified at publications including The Dodo and Vox Media have required more information about how their companies are organized. The post ‘It definitely adds more complexity’: How life has (and hasn’t) changed at unionized digital media companies appeared... Continue reading at Digiday

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NBA dials back late starting times to help boost East Coast ratings

The NBA is kicking the tires on a new scheduling initiative designed to give East Coast hoops fans a reprieve from having to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to keep tabs on the league’s Western Conference superstars. Beginning this season, the NBA is slashing the number of nationally... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-08-13 10:00:00 UTC ]
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eBay starts selling discounted digital comic bundles

eBay is one of the go-to places for collectibles and old comic book titles, but now you can also make it a habit to check the website if you're looking for some sweet digital comic deals. The e-commerce platform has teamed up with Madefire to give sh... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AT&T wants to buy Time Warner to 'weaponize' its content, government says at start of antitrust trial

The biggest U.S. antitrust case of this century kicked into high gear on Thursday as a government lawyer warned that AT&T Inc. wants to buy media giant Time Warner Inc. to “weaponize” its must-have content — a move that would raise prices for consumers and hinder innovation. “Time Warner... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Get 'Getting Started with PowerShell' ($20 value) FREE for a limited time

Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed specifically for system administration. This ebook can teach you the fundamentals of PowerShell, enabling you to build reusable scripts and functions to automate administrative tasks with Windows. SEE ALSO: Get... Continue reading at Betanews

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Meredith says Koch brothers will not have control after helping finance Time acquisition

Magazine publisher and broadcast company Meredith Corp. is acquiring Time Inc. in a deal valued at $2.8 billion as it seeks to adapt to the publishing industry’s challenge of migrating from print to the digital age. The Des Moines-based company said Sunday it would pay $18.50 a share for New... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The tide is starting to turn against the world’s digital giants | John Naughton

Multimillion fines are just the start for Facebook and Google, as the world comes to realise how political big tech has becomeIn his wonderful book The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began, the literary historian Stephen Greenblatt traces the origins of the Renaissance back to the rediscovery of a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Taps Ed Felsenthal, Digital Editor, to Succeed Nancy Gibbs as EIC

The Daily Beast and Wall Street Journal veteran will become the magazine's 18th editor-in-chief. The post Time Taps Ed Felsenthal, Digital Editor, to Succeed Nancy Gibbs as EIC appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2017-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jump Start Adobe XD provides everything a designer needs, right out of the box. Adobe’s new app, Experience Design CC (better known as XD) is the only design tool on the market today that allows you to design user interfaces, prototype interactions, and then export assets for development right... Continue reading at Betanews

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Digital Solutions in India 2017: A Time to Embrace Uncertainties and Inconsistencies

The digital solutions industry is very much a product of its time. Its end consumers—especially those who tote mobile devices and demand information on the go—are the ones whose changing preferences have created such disruptive companies as Airbnb, GoFundMe, Snapchat, and Uber. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The pixel-perfect web is dead. The days of positioning elements on a web page and expecting them to always display exactly how we wanted are a distant memory; we now cope with the constant barrage of new and varied devices that our designs need to look fantastic on. Responsive web design is no... Continue reading at Betanews

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Sketch is fast becoming a favorite tool of modern web and UI designers. It’s a smart vector-based design app with a simple, clean, and intuitive interface. It has a range of powerful features, such as easy-to-use grids and layer alignment, unlimited artboards, and granular export. It’s easy to... Continue reading at Betanews

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'Timely' book on moral courage in public life to JKP

Jessica Kingsley is to publish a "very timely" book exploring the need for moral courage in public life this summer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Times of London sees success in an editions approach to digital publishing

"General news is a commodity and hard to charge for as it’s free everywhere. We’re focusing on what’s truly distinctive." The post The Times of London sees success in an editions approach to digital publishing appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best of the week: Publishers weigh in on mid-roll Facebook ads and earlier start times

A roundup of some of our best stories this week: We spoke with publishers about reports that Facebook will start showing ads in the middle of videos. And we spoke with publishers who insist their reporters get an earlier start to their days. Publishers have also found a way to frack more traffic... Continue reading at Digiday

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Three James Patterson books released in digital for first time

James Patterson's first three Alex Cross detective novels are being released in e-format for the first time by Arrow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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