NECC 2008 - Channel overload
Is anyone else feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the information available here at NECC? It's bad enough when we're at home, but the focused concentration of all of these people on this single event within a short time period, combined with the proliferating use of both older tools (Twitter, blogs, RSS, tags) and newer tools (Summize, Ustream, CoverItLive), along with all of the new people I'm meeting (and thus want to add to my 'personal learning network'), is leading to some serious mental overload.
Is it possible to actually attend conference (and unconference) sessions as well as ... ?
Maybe I'm getting old, but my brain hurts. In a good way, but it still hurts.
Photo credit: 'a' stands for headache
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- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
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- Her review serves as another example of using Game of Thrones as a political analogy and a tool for framing political narratives.
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- Climate change is no longer a financial problem, just a political one.
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- Public attitudes toward climate change have shifted steadily in favor of action. Now it's up to elected leaders.
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